Wake Forest at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 17 point favorites.
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Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Duke has an overall record of 14-2. They are averaging 93.5 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of 19.6.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-2 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/12/18 F Javin DeLaurier Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs Wake Forest
01/12/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?" Saturday vs Wake Forest
Bryant Crawford averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 91%. Keyshawn Woods averages 14.6 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Marvin Bagley III averages 22.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Grayson Allen averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 136th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 33rd in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 13.6 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 148th and 338th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 254th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 1st in the country with 93.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 126th in college basketball. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.1. The Blue Devils are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Blue Devils surrender 73.9 points per contest, which ranks them 218th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 197th in those defensive statistics. They rank 263rd with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 49th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 80th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Demon Deacons are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 252nd. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 109th. As a team they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 172nd in Division 1. Wake Forest is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 235th in the nation.
Duke is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 86th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 148th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 126.6 is ranked 1st. They are 60th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 17th. As a unit they are 28th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -17
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