Wake Forest at Duke College Basketball Betting Tips 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Duke as 27.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-17. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 68.6 points per contest while giving up 76.0 per game. Duke has an overall record of 25-4. They are averaging 85.1 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 18.2.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-17-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 17-12-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-20-1 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
03/04/19 C Olivier Sarr Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Duke
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/04/19 F Zion Williamson Knee is doubtful Tuesday vs Wake Forest
Brandon Childress comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jaylen Hoard averages 13.4 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
R.J. Barrett scores 23.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cam Reddish averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 68.6 points per contest, which is 281st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 344th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 104th with 13.8 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 76.0 points per contest, which is 284th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 319th and 170th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they allow 15.6 assists per game which puts them in 331st place in the country. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 7th in the nation with 85.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 327th in the NCAA. They are 2nd in D-1 in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 16.3. The Blue Devils are 184th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Blue Devils give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 61st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 198th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 308th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Demon Deacons are 291st in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 343rd. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 246th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 133rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 290th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 114.7, which is ranked 10th. They are 27th in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 48th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 190th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +27.5
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