The Demon Deacons and Hokies are set to face off at 5:30 ET on CW. The Hokies will host the game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 149.5 points, and Virginia Tech is favored by -1.5 to win at home against Wake Forest.


The Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies -1.5

This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum at 5:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Hokies.
  • Not only will Virginia Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Wake Forest Lock in a Road Win?

Wake Forest enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have gone 1-7 as the underdog this season. They have gone 18-10 overall, including a 10-7 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The Demon Deacons have struggled on the road this season, going just 2-8, compared to their 16-2 record at home. They have lost their last three games away from home and have gone 2-8 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog, Wake Forest has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 2-6. Their overall ATS mark of 15-12-1 isn’t bad, but they’ve gone just 3-7 vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Demon Deacons are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wake Forest’s games this season (146.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

In their recent matchup, the Wake Forest offense ended with 65 points against Notre Dame. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Hunter Sallis, who is averaging 18.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kevin Miller also maintains a PPG average of 15.5 heading into game.

The Demon Deacons’ defense is presently ranked 102nd nationally, allowing an average of 69.7 points per contest. Wake Forest will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Notre Dame to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Virginia Tech Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Virginia Tech enters today’s game against Wake Forest as a 1.5-point favorite. The Hokies are 12-4 this season as the favorite, and they have gone 14-3 at home compared to 1-10 on the road.

Over their last ten games at home, Virginia Tech has gone 8-2, and they are coming off a loss to Syracuse, 84-71. On the year, the Hokies are 15-13, and they have gone 7-10 in ACC play.

Virginia Tech has an overall ATS record of 11-15-2 this season. They are 10-5-2 vs. the spread at home, and have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 home games. As the favorite, the Hokies have an ATS mark of 8-6-2 and are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Virginia Tech’s games this season (143.6). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1.

The Hokies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.1 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Hokies have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 122nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 169th in percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Virginia Tech defense is giving up an average of 70.4 points per contest. Virginia Tech’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Syracuse offense to knock down 56% of their shots on their way to putting up 84 points.