Boston College vs Wake Forest Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/19/2020
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest -6
The Boston College Eagles head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 6 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 64.1 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Wake Forest has an overall record of 8-8. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 6-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/15/20 G Chaundee Brown Leg is doubtful
01/15/20 F Ismael Massoud Undisclosed is questionable
Derryck Thornton comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jay Heath averages 11.7 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Brandon Childress scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Olivier Sarr averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 64.1 points per contest, which is 324th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 330th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 321st in the nation. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 277th and 230th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 104th with 14.4 per game. The Eagles allow 67.0 points per contest, which is 129th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 190th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 211th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 152nd in the nation with 72.3 points per contest this season. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 114th in the NCAA. They are 84th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 235th in assists per game with 12.6. The Demon Deacons are 60th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Demon Deacons give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 287th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 258th and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 204th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 179th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 21st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 335th in the nation in offensive rating with 90.4. In terms of pace they are 127th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 325th. As a team they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Boston College is 92nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 77th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 99.9, which is ranked 208th. They are 87th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 273rd. As a unit they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College +6
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