Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -15
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 15 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 19-3. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 62.4, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 14-6-1 against the over/under
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-9-1 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Olivier Sarr averages 12.9 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Steven Enoch averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jordan Nwora averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 250th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 199th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 188th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the nation. Wake Forest averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 169th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 58th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 79th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 26th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Louisville is 74th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 48th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the nation. They are 28th in the country in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game and 77th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Cardinals are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Demon Deacons are 206th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 122nd in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 274th. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 281st in Division 1. Wake Forest is 86th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 18th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 44th. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -15
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