Cornell at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Cornell Big Red travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wake Forest as 8.5 point favorites.
Cornell comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 68.5 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall record of 6-5. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 73.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Cornell Big Red Betting Trends
The Cornell Big Red are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Cornell Big Red are 5-6-1 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key Cornell Big Red Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Jimmy Boeheim averages 9.8 points per game in 21.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Matt Morgan comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Jaylen Hoard averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Brandon Childress averages 16.6 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Big Red allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 140th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the nation. Cornell averages 68.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 297th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 245th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 252nd in D-1. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 284th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 219th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 254th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 256th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 54th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 26th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game. Wake Forest is 199th in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 235th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 149th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 313th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Demon Deacons are 201st in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Big Red are 292nd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.3. In terms of pace they are 223rd in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 223rd. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 62nd in Division 1. Cornell is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 173rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 160th. They are 259th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 241st. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cornell/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest -8.5
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