Sunday, January 31, 2016
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Edmund P. Joyce Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Demon Deacons come into this game with an overall record of 10-10 and a road record of 3-4. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-10. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 14-6 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 11-7 and they are 7-10 against the spread.
Devin Thomas comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Demon Deacons. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Bryant Crawford averages 13.2 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Wake Forest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Demetrius Jackson averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Zach Auguste averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Wake Forest averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 120th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 259th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 61st and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 14.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 300th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 206th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 152nd place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in the Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 78.5 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 174th and 96th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 2nd with 9.2 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 334th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 171st place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 9.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in college basketball.
The Demon Deacons average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 104 and they assist on 53.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Wake Forest turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.5%. The Demon Deacons give up 78 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Irish score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Fighting Irish have a rating on offense of 119.9 and 50.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Notre Dame turns it over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33%. The Fighting Irish give up 66.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-9 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-10 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-10 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-7 against the over/under
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/14/15 C Andre Washington Redshirt out for season
01/30/16 F Devin Thomas Ankle injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/30/16 G Demetrius Jackson Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. Wake Forest
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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