Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -8.5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 8.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-12. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 15-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 14-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Brandon Childress comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Olivier Sarr averages 13.0 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Elijah Hughes scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 38.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Buddy Boeheim averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 161st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 250th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 69th with 14.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 72.7 points per contest, which is 265th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 192nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 106th in the nation with 73.9 points per contest this season. They are 166th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 102nd in the NCAA. They are 165th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 42nd in assists per game with 15.0. The Orange are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Orange give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 131st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 50th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 342nd with 17.0 dimes allowed per game and 241st with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Demon Deacons are 197th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 270th. As a team they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 277th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 109.2. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 87th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +8.5
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