Davidson at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Davidson Wildcats head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Davidson as 2 point favorites.
Davidson heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 73.3, which is a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
12/16/18 G Kellan Grady Knee is questionable Monday vs Wake Forest
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Kellan Grady comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 18.6 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Brandon Childress scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jaylen Hoard averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 76.7 points per contest, which is 129th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 103rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 234th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 287th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 139th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 273rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 286th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 136th in the nation with 76.3 points per contest this season. They are 199th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 63rd in the NCAA. They are 85th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 294th in assists per game with 11.5. The Demon Deacons are 163rd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Demon Deacons give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 226th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 238th and 232nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 262nd with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 33rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 78th. They are 287th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 52nd. As a unit they are 41st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in D-1. Davidson is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 161st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 111th. They are 249th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 206th. As a unit they are 135th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Davidson -2
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