Best Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech Betting Picks for Tuesday, Feb. 6 (Demon Deacons get back on track on the road)

After a dominating road win over Syracuse on Saturday, Wake Forest will try to snap its four-game road losing streak on Tuesday night.
Nov 19, 2023; Charleston, SC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Andrew Carr (11) on the court
Nov 19, 2023; Charleston, SC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Andrew Carr (11) on the court / David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will head back on the road on Tuesday night to play the upset-minded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Wake Forest has struggled noticeably on the road, losing four straight games. 

The Demon Deacons’ last road win happened on Jan. 2 against the Boston College Eagles (84-78). Nonetheless, Wake Forest is 6-4 straight up in their last 10 games, which is the polar opposite of Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets have lost eight out of their last 10 games and 3-8 in conference play this season. However, Georgia Tech has played better at home (6-5), which includes a one-point upset win over No. 3 ranked North Carolina. 

Can the Demon Deacons finally get a much-needed road win to start the week? Or will Georgia Tech add another quality home win to their 2023 resume? Below, we’ll break down this intriguing ACC contest and provide our prediction using odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech Odds, Spread and Total

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech Betting Pick and Prediction

The last time the Demon Deacons were on the road, they lost by five points to the Pittsburgh Panthers and stole our coin. We thought this was a tremendous spot for Wake Forest as they were short-road underdogs, but we were wrong.

However, the Demon Deacons are coming off an impressive 27-point home win over Syracuse on Saturday, where they shot 66% from the field and 63.2% from three-point range. Wake also held the Orange to 25.9% from three-point range and dominated them on the glass (36-23). 

Hunter Sallis led the way for the Demon Deacons, scoring a game-high 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range. Meanwhile, Andrew Carr dropped 16 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

That being said, if the Demon Deacons can have a defensive performance on Tuesday night, it should be enough to take down Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have allowed 81.9 points per game over their last 10 games and are 1-4 straight up in their past five home games.

Damon Stoudamire’s crew is ranked toward the bottom in scoring (73 ppg, 12th in the ACC) and isn’t a great three-point shooting team (33.1%, 10th in the ACC). One would think that bodes well for Wake, but we saw them fumble the bag against Pitt last week. 

However, Georgia Tech isn’t a strong defensive team (76 ppg allowed, 14th in the ACC), and they give up their share of rebounds, which is another plus for Wake Forest. 

The Yellow Jackets have four guys averaging double figures, including Miles Kelly, who leads the team with 14.5 points per game. However, Kelly isn’t much of a threat from beyond the arc (30.3%).

Meanwhile, Wake Forest has four players scoring at least 14 points per game, and three are shooting 39% or better. Simply put, the Demon Deacons should win despite being 2-7 against spread on the road. However, the Yellow Jackets are 5-7 ATS at home and 3-4 ATS when the spread was +2 to +6 this season.

Therefore, if Wake Forest wants to be taken seriously as an NCAA tournament team, they must start beating the lower-tier teams in the conference. It begins on Tuesday night in Atlanta, GA.

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