Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Demon Deacons come into this game with an overall record of 12-7 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Orange have an overall record of 11-9 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
John Collins comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Demon Deacons. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Bryant Crawford averages 14.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Wake Forest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Andrew White III averages 15.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Tyler Lydon averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Wake Forest averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 35th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 117th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.8 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 216th and 118th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 221st place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 111th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 132nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 70th with 12.2 per game. The Orange allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest which puts them in 326th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in college basketball.
The Demon Deacons average 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 113.8 and they assist on 56.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Wake Forest turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Demon Deacons give up 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 110.5 and 61.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Orange give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-8 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-6 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-9 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 8-7 against the over/under
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -2.5
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