Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball has a great NCAA history. When sports betting becomes legal in North Carolina, enthusiasts and bettors will watch the Wake Forest basketball odds and lines closely. The team’s talented roster and success make it popular for savvy bettors.
Here at NC Sharp, fans and bettors can access up-to-date information on odds and lines and tips for making intelligent wagers. As the sports betting landscape evolves in North Carolina, the Demon Deacons remain a sought-after team to bet on, with their Wake Forest NCAA lines and odds frequently in the spotlight.
Today’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons spread odds
Keeping up with the latest odds can be crucial to making informed bets on Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball games. If you see Wake Forest odds that catch your eye, click them to be taken directly to the North Carolina sportsbook, where you can place your bet.
Wake Forest’s March Madness odds
Check out these lines to stay up-to-date on where oddsmakers see the Demon Deacons finishing in the NCAA tournament. If you find March Madness betting odds that interest you, simply click on them to be taken directly to the corresponding sportsbook.
Betting on the Wake Forest men’s basketball team
Here’s a quick look at four of the most popular bet types you’ll encounter while wagering on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest moneylines
One of the most straightforward bet types is the moneyline, which involves picking which team you believe will win a contest. This is a popular bet option for beginners. You can find competitive moneyline odds at many North Carolina sportsbooks.
Here’s an example of what a moneyline bet could look like at Caesars Sportsbook NC:
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||-150|
Negative odds indicate the favorite to win the game and show how much money you must bet to win $100. For the Demon Deacons, a $150 winning bet would pay out $250, which includes the original stake plus the profits.
On the other hand, positive odds indicate the underdog (UVA) and show how much you stand to win if you bet $100. A $100 winning bet for the Cavaliers would pay out $230.
Wake Forest point spreads
Experienced bettors tend to find more value in point spreads than moneylines. This is because the point spread evens the playing field by assigning a required margin of victory to the favorite.
Here’s an example of what you might see while browsing point spread bets at FanDuel NC Sportsbook:
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||-5.5 (-110)|
|North Carolina State Wolfpack||+5.5 (-110)|
The Demon Deacons must win by at least six points to cover the spread in this example. If they win the game by any fewer points, that’s a loss when it comes to spread betting. Odds for both sides are set at -110, which means you need to wager $110 to win $100 in profit.
If you were to bet $75 and win, you’d receive a payout of $142.73, including your original stake and $67.73 in winnings.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons totals
Another popular college basketball bet type is totals, which involves betting on the combined number of points scored in a game. North Carolina sportsbooks offer a variety of totals bets with different lines and odds.
Here’s an example of what a total could look like at DraftKings Sportsbook North Carolina:
In this example, the bettor can bet on whether the total number of points scored in the game will be over or under 150.5. Odds for both sides are set at -110.
Demon Deacons futures
Futures bets involve wagering on events that will happen in the future, such as which team will win the National Championship. North Carolina sportsbooks offer a variety of futures bets with different lines and betting odds.
Here’s an example of what a futures bet could look like:
- Wake Forest Demon Deacons to win the NCAA Championship +2500
In this example, a $100 winning bet would pay out $2,600. That’s your original stake and $2,500 in winnings.
Wake Forest basketball coaching staff
A skilled coaching staff can help elevate a talented team to new heights. Here, we look at the current Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s basketball coaching staff and a list of head coaches who have led the team in the past.
- Head Coach: Steve Forbes
- Associate Head Coach: Brooks Savage
- Assistant Coach: BJ McKie
- Assistant Coach: Matt Woodley
Here’s a list of the Wake Forest head coaches through the years:
- Steve Forbes (2020-present)
- Danny Manning (2014-2020)
- Jeff Bzdelik (2010-2014)
- Dino Gaudio (2007-2010)
- Skip Prosser (2001-2007)
- Dave Odom (1989-2001)
- Bob Staak (1985-1989)
- Carl Tacy (1972-1985)
- Jack McCloskey (1966-1972)
- Bones McKinney (1957-1965)
- Murray Greason (1933-1957)
Where does Wake Forest play its home basketball games?
The Demon Deacons play their home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Here are some details about the arena:
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
- Address: 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
- Owner: Wake Forest University
- Operator: Wake Forest University
- Capacity: 14,665
- Opened: August 1, 1989
- Construction cost: $34 million
- Former names: Winston-Salem Entertainment and Sports Complex (1989-1997)
How to watch and listen to Wake Forest basketball games
You can catch Demon Deacons basketball games in several different ways. Find a list of methods below.
- ESPN 2
Some streaming services for Demon Deacons games:
- ACC Network
- Sling TV
- Hulu Live TV
- DirecTV Stream
If you prefer listening to games on the radio, you can listen at:
- Wake Forest Sports Network
- WBRF-FM 98.1 (Blacksburg)
- WPTI-FM 94.5 (Greensboro)
- WZGM-AM 1350 (Asheville)
To find the broadcasted games via streaming services, you can visit:
- Sirius XM
A brief history of Wake Forest men’s basketball
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have a long and storied history, with many accomplishments and accolades over the years. Here are some key moments in the team’s history:
- 2022: The Demon Deacons return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2017.
- 2017: Head Coach Danny Manning leads the team to a First Four appearance in the NCAA tournament.
- 2010: The team wins the ACC Tournament championship for the first time in school history.
- 2005: Wake Forest reaches the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
- 2000: Head coach Dave Odom leads the team to its first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
- 1996: Wake Forest advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1962.
- 1995: Tim Duncan leads the team to its first ACC Regular Season championship in school history.
- 1962: The Demon Deacons advance to the Final Four for the first time.
- 1961: Wake Forest wins the ACC Regular Season championship for the first time in school history.
- 1953: The team advances to the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament.
- 1947: Bones McKinney leads the team to its first Southern Conference championship in school history.
- 1939: The Demon Deacons basketball team plays its first game in the newly constructed Reynolds Gymnasium.
- 1906: The Wake Forest basketball team is formed.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com, the average price of a Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s basketball game ticket is $29, though tickets are often as low as $5.
The Demon Deacons have not won the NCAA tournament but have advanced to the Final Four once—in 1962.
Murray Greason is the winningest coach in the program’s history, coaching from 1933-1957 and compiling a record of 285-243.
As of summer 2022, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 23 times: first in 1939 and most recently in 2017.
There have been 17 Demon Deacons named All-American selections: Dickie Hemric (1954), Len Chappell (1960, 1961), Billy Packer (1962), Len Elmore (1974), Skip Brown (1975), Rod Griffin (1983), Anthony Teachey (1985), Muggsy Bogues (1987), Randolph Childress (1995), Tim Duncan (1995, 1996, 1997), Chris Paul (2005), Jeff Teague (2009), Al-Farouq Aminu (2010), John Collins (2017), Brandon Childress (2020) and Alondes Williams (2022).
According to Real GM, 55 Demon Deacons players have been selected in the NBA Draft.
The first-ever Demon Deacon selected was Dickie Hemric, the 13th overall selection in the 1955 NBA Draft. He was chosen by the Boston Celtics.
Wake Forest has produced only one No. 1 overall pick. That was the legendary Tim Duncan, who was selected first in 1997 by the San Antonio Spurs. In the 21st century, the best player to come out of Wake Forest is Chris Paul.