Florida State vs Wake Forest Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +6.5
The Florida State Seminoles travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites.
Florida State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 73.8 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 7-7-1 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
01/04/20 C Balsa Koprivica Back is questionable
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/04/20 G Michael Wynn Suspension is questionable
01/04/20 G Sharone Wright Jr. Suspension is questionable
Trent Forrest comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Devin Vassell averages 11.9 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brandon Childress averages 15.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Chaundee Brown averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 84th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 274th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 224th with 13.1 per game. The Seminoles allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 174th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in Division 1. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 131st in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 233rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 113th in the nation. They are 70th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 160th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Demon Deacons are 100th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Demon Deacons surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 241st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 213th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 176th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 40th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Seminoles are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 65th. As a team they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 211th in Division 1. Florida State is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 175th. They are 97th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 263rd. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 316th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +6.5
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