Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 4-4. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Demon Deacons have an overall record of 11-16 and a home record of 6-7. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Demetrius Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Zach Auguste averages 14 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Devin Thomas averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Demon Deacons. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Bryant Crawford averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Notre Dame averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 167th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 338th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 171st place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in the Division 1.
Wake Forest averages 74.8 points per game this year which ranks them 123rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 125th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 85th and 116th respectively. In the turnover department the Demon Deacons rank 320th with 14.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 320th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 207th and 86th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the nation. The Demon Deacons force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish average 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 119.3 and they assist on 49.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Notre Dame turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Fighting Irish give up 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Demon Deacons score 74.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.3 points per game. The Demon Deacons have a rating on offense of 103.1 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Wake Forest turns it over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Demon Deacons give up 77.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-12 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-11 against the over/under
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-13 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-14 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/23/16 F Austin Burgett Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Wake Forest
02/23/16 F Zach Auguste Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Wake Forest
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/14/15 C Andre Washington Redshirt out for season
02/23/16 F Devin Thomas Suspension expected to miss Wednesday vs. Notre Dame
02/19/16 F Cornelius Hudson Personal dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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