Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/10/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest -2
The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Greensboro Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the ACC Tournament. The opening line for this matchup has Wake Forest as -2 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 64.9 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 13-17. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 15-14-2 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 16-14-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 19-9-2 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/07/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
03/06/20 G Torry Johnson Leg is questionable
Justin Champagnie comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Xavier Johnson averages 11.6 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Brandon Childress averages 15.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Olivier Sarr averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 64.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 332nd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 329th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 241st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 12.3 per game. The Panthers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 168th and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 274th place in Division 1. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 107th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 201st in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 65th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 211th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Demon Deacons are 85th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Demon Deacons surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 298th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 211th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 215th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 195th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 18th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 98.2, which is ranked 254th. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 342nd. As a unit they are 333rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. Pittsburgh is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 117th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 170th. They are 89th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 228th. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wake Forest -2
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