Xavier vs Wake Forest NCAA Parlay 12/14/2019
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +3.5
The Xavier Musketeers head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 3.5 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 62.8 per game. Wake Forest has an overall record of 5-5. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 3-6-1 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/06/19 G Jahcobi Neath Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs NC State
12/06/19 G Sharone Wright Jr. Illness is questionable Saturday vs NC State
12/06/19 G Michael Wynn Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs NC State
Paul Scruggs averages 14.2 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Naji Marshall comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Olivier Sarr averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Brandon Childress scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 62.8 points per contest which is 56th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 207th, and they allow 9.6 assists per game which puts them in 32nd place in D-1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in Division 1. Xavier averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 145th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 205th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 318th in the nation. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 150th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 264th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 247th and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 159th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 45th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest. Wake Forest is 148th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 253rd in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 102nd in the country. They are 62nd in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 160th in assists per game with 13.6. The Demon Deacons are 89th in turnovers per contest with 14.8.
The Musketeers are 185th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.4. In terms of pace they are 194th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 237th. As a team they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Xavier is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 197th. They are 108th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 288th. As a unit they are 211th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Xavier -3.5 and over 142 total points
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