Notre Dame at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 1 point favorites.
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Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 16-12. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 11-17. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-11 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-17 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/23/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out for season
02/23/18 G Rex Pflueger Back missed last game, is probable Saturday vs Wake Forest
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
02/03/18 C Sam Japhet-Mathias Dismissed is out for season
02/02/18 F Rich Washington Arm is out for season
Matt Farrell averages 17 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Temple Gibbs averages 15.8 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bryant Crawford averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 125th and 261st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 233rd place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in college basketball. Notre Dame averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 168th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 341st with 10.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 237th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 185th and 331st in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 144th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 82nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Wake Forest is 166th in Division 1 with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 195th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 45th in the nation. They are 137th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game and 175th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Demon Deacons are 173rd in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Fighting Irish are 170th in the country in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 28th. They are 315th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 101st. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 128th in D-1. Notre Dame is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 140th in the country.
Wake Forest is 169th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 247th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 274th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 144th. They are 169th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 186th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +1
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