Western Carolina at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/27/2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Western Carolina Catamounts head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 17 point favorites.
Western Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 2-5. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall record of 3-2. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 76.4, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Trends
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 3-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-3-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Western Carolina Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Halvorsen comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Carlos Dotson averages 12.6 points per contest in 23.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Brandon Childress scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Jaylen Hoard averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Carolina averages 71.3 points per contest, which is 252nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 152nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 164th and 269th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 20.1 per game. The Catamounts allow 77.6 points per contest, which is 289th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 296th and 115th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 146th in the nation with 77.0 points per contest this season. They are 191st in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the NCAA. They are 96th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 234th in assists per game with 12.8. The Demon Deacons are 82nd in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Demon Deacons give up 76.4 points per game, which ranks them 274th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 240th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 53rd with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 15th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Catamounts have an offensive rating of 97.1, which is ranked 287th. They are 107th in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 94th. As a unit they are 126th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in D-1. Western Carolina is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 24.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 80th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 108th. They are 273rd in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 164th. As a unit they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Carolina/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Western Carolina +17
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