Wake Forest at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Hank McCamish Pavilion
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia Tech as 8.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Jaylen Hoard averages 15.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jose Alvarado averages 13.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Brandon Alston averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 175th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 173rd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 102nd and 311th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.9 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 203rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 212th and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in Division 1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 252nd in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 164th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 204th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 110th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Yellow Jackets are 91st in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Yellow Jackets surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 127th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 277th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Demon Deacons are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 227th. As a team they are 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 272nd in Division 1. Wake Forest is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 62nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 254th in the country in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 148th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 217th. As a team they are 194th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 284th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Tech -8.5
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