Miami at Wake Forest Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 72.5 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 10-16. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 76.0, which is a point differential of -7.1.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-14-1 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Zach Johnson averages 12.2 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Brandon Childress averages 14.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jaylen Hoard averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 288th and 230th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 11.9 per game. The Hurricanes allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 221st and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 255th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 277th in the country with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 341st in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -7.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in the nation. They are 66th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 331st in assists per contest with 11.0. The Demon Deacons are 143rd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Demon Deacons surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 281st in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 318th and 195th in those defensive statistics. They rank 332nd with 15.7 assists allowed per contest and 145th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 19th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 148th. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 148th. As a unit they are 146th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in D-1. Miami is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 282nd. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 340th. As a unit they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +5
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