Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/15/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -2.5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 11-13. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 12-12. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 74.6, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 15-7-2 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
02/13/20 F Sam Waardenburg Undisclosed is questionable
Olivier Sarr averages 12.8 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Chris Lykes averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 183rd place in the NCAA. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the nation. Wake Forest averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 162nd in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 53rd and 225th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 301st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 301st and 265th in those defensive statistics. They rank 338th with 16.2 assists allowed per contest, and 315th with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 116th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Miami is 148th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 150th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 184th in the nation. They are 290th in the country in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game and 335th in assists per contest with 10.3. The Hurricanes are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Demon Deacons are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 126th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 274th. As a team they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 259th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 90th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 257th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 154th. They are 169th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 160th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks