Wake Forest at Virginia Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 24 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 75.0 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 16-1. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 52.9, good for a point differential of 21.1.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-3-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
01/21/19 F Ikenna Smart Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Virginia
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jaylen Hoard averages 14.3 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 99th and 335th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.1 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 284th and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 15.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 310th place in Division 1. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 173rd in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 35th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 21.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 217th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 111th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 8.8. The Cavaliers surrender 52.9 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 7.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 28.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 80th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Demon Deacons are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 302nd. As a team they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 276th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 349th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 119, which is ranked 4th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 62.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 22nd. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -24
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