Wake Forest at Miami NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Spectrum Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 7.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-19. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 13-17. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
03/09/19 C Olivier Sarr Ankle is questionable
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
Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jaylen Hoard averages 13.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Chris Lykes averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Anthony Lawrence Jr. averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 282nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 344th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 338th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 335th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 13.4 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 304th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 175th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 316th place in Division 1. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 192nd in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 220th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in the nation. They are 286th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 208th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Hurricanes are 286th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Hurricanes surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 173rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 242nd and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 271st with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 264th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 230th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Demon Deacons are 300th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.5. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 346th. As a team they are 337th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 254th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 267th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 157th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 199th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 181st. As a team they are 169th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 52nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -7.5
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