Syracuse at Wake Forest NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 8.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 11-16. They are averaging 69.1 points per contest and giving up 75.9, which is a point differential of -6.8.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-16-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
03/01/19 C Olivier Sarr Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Tyus Battle comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Elijah Hughes averages 13.8 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Brandon Childress averages 15.0 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 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 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 282nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 262nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 294th place in Division 1. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 274th in the country with 69.1 points per game this year. They are 342nd in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -6.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 329th in the nation. They are 62nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 326th in assists per contest with 11.0. The Demon Deacons are 134th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Demon Deacons surrender 75.9 points per contest, which ranks them 281st in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 301st and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 334th with 15.7 assists allowed per contest and 146th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 20th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 179th. They are 268th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. Syracuse is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 168th 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 99.8, which is ranked 271st. They are 212th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 341st. As a unit they are 326th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +8.5
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