Duke vs Wake Forest Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +11
The Duke Blue Devils head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Duke as 11 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-4. They currently have a point differential of 16.0 as they are averaging 82.6 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 11-15. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-13-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 19-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 14-12-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 16-8-2 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tre Jones averages 15.8 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 24.9 minutes per night. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Olivier Sarr averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Brandon Childress scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 66.6 points per contest which is 97th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 130th place in D-1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1. Duke averages 82.6 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 66th in the nation. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 163rd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 270th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 181st and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 180th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 199th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 18th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest. Wake Forest is 166th in the country with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 250th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 157th in the country. They are 64th in the nation in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 249th in assists per game with 12.2. The Demon Deacons are 63rd in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Blue Devils are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 35th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 38th. As a team they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. Duke is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 196th. They are 107th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 269th. As a unit they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 264th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Duke -11 and over 150.5 total points
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