Each Friday on ESPN Insider, ESPN Chalk college basketball handicapper Andrew Lange will give you against-the-spread picks on the biggest games of the weekend. Here's a look at a pair of ACC contests, including Duke-UNC and other intriguing Saturday matchups.
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Projected line: Virginia Tech -2
Projected total: 164
Wednesday's win over Louisville gave Wake Forest a much-needed boost to its resume. The NCAA tournament now looks like a possibility for the Demon Deacons, who head into Saturday's game at Virginia Tech with 17 total wins and an 8-9 mark in ACC play. There is no "easy" schedule in the ACC, but in terms of being favorable, Wake is right at the top. The Demon Deacons drew two games against bottom feeders Clemson, NC State and Boston College while playing Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech at home. Those games accounted for six of Wake's eight league wins. Of the current top five -- North Carolina, Notre Dame, Louisville, Duke and Florida State -- Wake Forest played only the Blue Devils twice.