Illinois at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Parlay 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wake Forest as 2 point favorites.
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Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.0 as they are averaging 89.6 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 2-4. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 74.8, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith averages 13.8 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 96%. Leron Black averages 15.4 points per contest while playing 22.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Bryant Crawford scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 67.6 points per contest which is 109th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 138th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 104th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 21.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in the nation. Illinois averages 89.6 points per contest this year, which is 27th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 22.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 147th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 264th in college basketball. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 121st and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 232nd with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons give up 74.8 points per game, which ranks them 223rd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 198th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 212th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 114th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year. Wake Forest is 214th in Division 1 with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 116th in D-1. They are 244th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 236th in assists per game with 13.0. The Demon Deacons are 237th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Fighting Illini are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 86.4 is ranked 35th. In terms of pace they are 33rd in the country with 78.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 202nd. As a team they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 280th in Division 1. Illinois is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 101st in the nation.
Wake Forest is 202nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 261st in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 311th in the nation in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 134th. They are 321st in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 215th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Illinois +2 and under 156.5 total points
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