Notre Dame vs Wake Forest Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +2
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 2 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 68.8 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 12-15. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 73.7, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 17-8-2 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. T.J. Gibbs averages 13.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Brandon Childress averages 15.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Olivier Sarr averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 9.7 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 95th and 216th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 328th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 242nd place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 118th in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 236th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 62nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 246th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Demon Deacons are 67th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Demon Deacons surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 286th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 142nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 185th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 208th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 30th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 60th. They are 205th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 150th. As a unit they are 178th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in D-1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 110th 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 101.3, which is ranked 179th. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 259th. As a unit they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +2
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