Wake Forest vs Duke Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -7.5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Duke as 7.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Duke has an overall record of 14-1. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 62.5, good for a point differential of 20.9.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/09/20 G Michael Wynn Suspension missed last game, is questionable
01/09/20 G Chaundee Brown Leg is questionable
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Olivier Sarr averages 12.3 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Brandon Childress comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tre Jones averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Vernon Carey Jr. scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 23.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 72.3 points per contest which is 252nd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 219th and 188th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 173rd place in D-1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. Wake Forest averages 73.4 points per contest, which is 139th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 236th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 110th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 192nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 90th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 62.5 points per game, which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 104th and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 115th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 46th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest. Duke is 6th in the country with 83.4 points per contest this season. They are 11th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 20.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 72nd in the country. They are 21st in the nation in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 16.7. The Blue Devils are 169th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Demon Deacons are 187th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.2. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 271st. 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 308th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 118th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 7th. They are 59th in D-1 in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 39th. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Wake Forest +7.5 and over 134 total points
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