Wake Forest at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Silvio Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 4 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 75.9 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/05/18 G Keyshawn Woods Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Boston College
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Bryant Crawford averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Doral Moore averages 9.9 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 78% for the year while his free throw percentage is 47%.
Jerome Robinson averages 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Ky Bowman averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 45th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 221st and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 170th with 13.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 153rd and 337th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 229th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 150th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 127th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 111th in college basketball. They are 39th in the nation in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game, and 218th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Eagles are 175th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Eagles surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 90th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 118th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 95th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Demon Deacons are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 241st. In terms of pace they are 230th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 76th. As a team they are 54th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 236th in the nation.
Boston College is 168th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 104th in the nation. The Eagles are 103rd in the country in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 117th. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 126th. As a team they are 140th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 167th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College -4
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