Wake Forest vs Clemson Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson -8
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 8 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 9-8. They are averaging 68.5 points per game and surrendering 64.0, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-5-1 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/19/20 F Isaiah Mucius Leg is out Sunday vs Boston College
01/18/20 G Chaundee Brown Leg is out indefinitely
01/18/20 F Ismael Massoud Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Boston College
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Olivier Sarr averages 12.8 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Tevin Mack averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 54%. Aamir Simms averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 231st and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 155th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the NCAA. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the nation. Wake Forest averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 140th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 92nd in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 74th and 212th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 51st with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 142nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 163rd with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 251st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Clemson is 255th in the country with 68.5 points per game this year. They are 223rd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 220th in the nation. They are 240th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 170th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Tigers are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Demon Deacons are 194th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.7. In terms of pace they are 83rd in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 253rd. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 298th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 192nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 98.9, which is ranked 236th. They are 274th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 164th. As a unit they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -8
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