Syracuse at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 1 point favorites.
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Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 62.2 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest and giving up 72.6, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
01/02/18 F Bourama Sidibe Knee missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Wake Forest
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyus Battle averages 19.9 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Oshae Brissett averages 15.5 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Bryant Crawford averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 246th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 328th in the country. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 272nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.0 per game. The Orange allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 300th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 106th in the country with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 89th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 62nd in college basketball. They are 222nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 211th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Demon Deacons are 164th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Demon Deacons surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 195th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 111th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 217th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Orange are 37th in the country in defensive rating with 92.2, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 159th. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 294th. As a unit they are 271st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in D-1. Syracuse is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 40th in the country.
Wake Forest is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 240th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 245th in the nation in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 62nd. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 79th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 169th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest -1
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