Syracuse at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Barclays Center to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 3 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 64.1 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 11-19. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 74.4, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-19 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 12-16 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
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
Franklin Howard averages 15.2 points per game in 38.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Tyus Battle averages 20 points per game while playing 38.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bryant Crawford averages 16.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they give up 16.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 326th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in college basketball. Syracuse averages 67.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 308th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 311th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 316th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 327th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 233rd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 324th in those defensive statistics. They rank 247th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 152nd with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 88th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Wake Forest is 184th in Division 1 with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 209th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 50th in the nation. They are 140th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 161st in assists per contest with 13.9. The Demon Deacons are 163rd in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Orange are 54th in the country in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 214th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 326th. As a unit they are 291st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 281st in D-1. Syracuse is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 26th in the country.
Wake Forest is 155th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 222nd in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 262nd in the nation in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 164th. They are 158th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 200th. As a unit they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +3
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