Wake Forest at Clemson Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/3/2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 14.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-12. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 70.2 points per contest while giving up 74.5 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-12-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-13-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 10-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
02/02/19 G Torry Johnson Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Clemson
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Brandon Childress comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jaylen Hoard averages 14.1 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Marcquise Reed scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Elijah Thomas averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 70.2 points per contest, which is 257th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 326th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 327th in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 342nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 13.1 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 74.5 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 276th and 105th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 91st, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 314th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 227th in the nation with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 65th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 288th in the NCAA. They are 229th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 285th in assists per game with 12.1. The Tigers are 113th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Tigers give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 75th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 138th and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 30.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 196th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Demon Deacons are 229th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 245th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 333rd. As a team they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 66th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 166th. They are 244th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 120th. As a unit they are 100th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +14.5
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