Duke at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 10 point favorites.
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Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.3 as they are averaging 92.1 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 8-11. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-6 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-4 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-11 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-12 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/22/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Wake Forest
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. Grayson Allen averages 15.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Bryant Crawford averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Keyshawn Woods averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 92.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 51st in the country. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 281st with 12.1 per game. The Blue Devils allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 52nd and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 222nd place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 169th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 194th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 42nd in college basketball. They are 167th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 202nd in assists per contest with 13.5. The Demon Deacons are 169th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Demon Deacons surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 212th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 144th and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 270th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 155th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 144th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Blue Devils are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 124.6, and their defensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 106th. In terms of pace they are 50th in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 13th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. Duke is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 59th in the nation.
Wake Forest is 170th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 225th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 248th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 142nd. They are 197th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 183rd. As a unit they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +10
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