Wake Forest at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 7.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 9-15. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 75.2 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 16-8. They are averaging 68.5 points per contest and giving up 63.1, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-14 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-14 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 9-13 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
02/10/18 G Mitchell Wilbekin Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Syracuse
02/03/18 C Sam Japhet-Mathias Dismissed is out for season
02/02/18 F Rich Washington Arm is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/10/18 F Bourama Sidibe Knee is "?" Sunday vs Wake Forest
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
Keyshawn Woods averages 12.9 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bryant Crawford averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Franklin Howard averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Tyus Battle averages 19.7 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 332nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 157th, and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 270th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball. Wake Forest averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 169th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 191st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 160th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 136th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 317th with 15.7 assists allowed per contest, and 87th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 171st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Syracuse is 292nd in Division 1 with 68.5 points per game this year. They are 299th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 324th in the nation. They are 43rd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 331st in assists per contest with 11.0. The Orange are 231st in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Demon Deacons are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 278th. In terms of pace they are 158th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 177th. As a team they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 234th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 247th in the nation.
Syracuse is 197th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 18th in the nation. The Orange are 208th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 95.3 is ranked 33rd. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 320th. As a team they are 294th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 294th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -7.5
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks