Boston College Eagles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 12/22/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-1) will meet the Boston College Eagles (6-5) on Wednesday.
The Boston College Eagles faced off with Albany and went home with a loss by a final score of 61-57 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Eagles walked away with 12 and Albany accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also knocked down 8 of their 16 tries from distance. Albany finished the game at 75.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of 4 attempts. Additionally, Albany pulled down 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Albany doled out 10 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In terms of defense, Boston College allowed the other team to go 46.3% from the field on 25 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Eagles buried 8 of 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Boston College walked away from the contest with a 38.6% FG percentage (22 of 57) and converted 5 of their 16 shots from 3-point land.
Quinten Post is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up finishing with 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played 24 mins and totaled 7 boards. He shot 62.5% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Boston College enters this contest with a mark of 6-5 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Boston College is collecting 36.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 129 assists this season, which has them ranked 272nd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are shooting 35.3% on three-point attempts (59 of 167) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 67.3 points per outing (282nd in Division 1) while hitting 44.1% from the field.
On defense, the Eagles are forcing 12.3 turnovers every game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They surrender 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 52nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (61.6). The Eagles defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (249 of 573) and they relinquish 29.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 157th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 135 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took home the win by a final score of 82-79 when they faced Charlotte. The Demon Deacons were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for this game. They gave up possession 6 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. Charlotte earned 12 personal fouls in the game which took the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to make 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Wake Forest knocked down 7 of 23 tries (30.4%). Overall, the Demon Deacons finished shooting 34 for 65 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.3%. The Demon Deacons allowed Charlotte to knock down 32 of 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.3% in this matchup. They shot 31.8% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 22 and finished the game at 8 out of 15 from the free throw line (53.3%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Wake Forest permitted Charlotte to grab 31 in all (7 offensive).
Alondes Williams ended up being important for the Demon Deacons in the matchup. He racked up 34 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and totaled 7 assists for this contest. He knocked down 15 out of 23 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 65.2%, and had 8 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a mark of 11-1 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Demon Deacons are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in college basketball. Wake Forest has tallied 974 pts for the campaign (81.2 per game) and they average 35.9 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.6 times per game (106th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Demon Deacons are committing 14.3 fouls every game and they connect on 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wake Forest defense allows 30.8% on 3-point attempts (88 of 286) and their opponents are connecting on 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.8 assists and 33.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 136th and 126th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons on the defensive side of the court are 157th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 67.1. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (132nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston College
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