Clemson vs Wake Forest Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +1.5
The Clemson Tigers head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 1.5 point favorites.
Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 68.4 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall record of 9-11. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 14-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/29/20 G Chaundee Brown Foot is questionable
Aamir Simms comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Tevin Mack averages 12.6 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Brandon Childress scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Olivier Sarr averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 68.4 points per contest, which is 261st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 218th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 254th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 254th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 84th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 127th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 165th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 148th in the nation with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 241st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 112th in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.4 boards per contest and 254th in assists per game with 12.3. The Demon Deacons are 59th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Demon Deacons give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 272nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 222nd and 175th in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 172nd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 16th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 156th. As a team they are 192nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 25th in Division 1. Clemson is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 82nd 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 191st. They are 116th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 267th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -1.5
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