Wake Forest vs Notre Dame Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -3
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 3 point favorites.
Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-10. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 68.1, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-9-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-9-1 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
01/28/20 G Chaundee Brown Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Notre Dame
01/28/20 G Brandon Childress Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Notre Dame
01/28/20 G Sharone Wright Jr. Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Notre Dame
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Brandon Childress comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Olivier Sarr averages 12.9 points per contest in 26.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
John Mooney scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. T.J. Gibbs averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 72.0 points per contest, which is 157th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 250th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 113th in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 59th with 14.8 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 264th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 148th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 200th place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 75th in the nation with 75.9 points per contest this season. They are 229th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 110th in the NCAA. They are 50th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 17.6. The Fighting Irish are 348th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Fighting Irish give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 151st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 88th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 321st with 38.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 107th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Demon Deacons are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.4. In terms of pace they are 122nd in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 271st. As a team they are 184th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 279th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 54th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 174th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 143rd. As a team they are 170th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wake Forest +3
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