Virginia vs Wake Forest predictions 1/26/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +4.5
The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 55.5 points per game while giving up 49.7 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 9-9. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 73.1, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 12-5-1 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/18/20 G Chaundee Brown Leg is out indefinitely
Kihei Clark averages 9.8 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Mamadi Diakite comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Olivier Sarr averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Brandon Childress averages 15.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 49.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 8.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in the nation. Virginia averages 55.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 348th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 321st. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 345th in D-1. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 211th and 308th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 270th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 243rd and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 145th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 15th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game. Wake Forest is 146th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 229th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 71st in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 247th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Demon Deacons are 63rd in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Cavaliers are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 91.3. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 331st. As a team they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in Division 1. Virginia is 87th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 88th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100.9, which is ranked 192nd. They are 95th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 248th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +4.5
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