Charlotte 49ers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 12/17/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte 49ers (5-4) are en route to Spectrum Center on Friday where they will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-1).
The Charlotte 49ers played Valparaiso and notched a win by a score of 68-67 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the 49ers finished with 7 and Valparaiso totaled 10 fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 24 attempts from distance. Valparaiso ended up going 100.0% from the free throw line by converting 14 of their 14 shots. On top of that, Valparaiso had 22 rebounds (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Valparaiso doled out 13 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. In terms of the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 22 out of 53 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 27 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the 49ers knocked down 11 of 12 tries for a rate of 91.7%. Charlotte ended the game with a 51.1% FG percentage (23 of 45) and made 11 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land.
Jahmir Young is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. He played 37 minutes played and also snagged 7 rebounds. He walked away with 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this one with a record of 5-4 for the year. They have an average of 70.0 pts per game (225th in Division 1) while hitting 46.5% from the field. The 49ers are hitting 35.5% on 3-point shots (70 of 197) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 130 dimes so far this season, which is 217th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a team they commit 13.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the 49ers are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 109th in college hoops in allowing assists with 113 relinquished so far this season. The 49ers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.8% (243 of 508) and they concede 32.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are 299th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (74.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went home victorious with a score of 77-70 when they faced VMI. The Demon Deacons snagged 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this game. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. VMI had 25 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to bury 28 of those for a clip of 90.3%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Wake Forest made 7 out of their 28 tries (25.0%). Overall, the Demon Deacons walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.2%. The Demon Deacons permitted VMI to convert 26 out of their 66 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 39.4% for this contest. They finished 32.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 13 of 40 and ended up going 5 of 6 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In the matter of rebounding, Wake Forest allowed VMI to get 33 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Alondes Williams was important for the Demon Deacons in this matchup. He totaled 36 points in his 40 mins of playing time and earned 3 dimes in the game. He buried 11 out of 20 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a win-loss mark of 10-1 for the season. The Demon Deacons commit 14.4 fouls every game and they go 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per contest (120th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. Wake Forest has accounted for 892 points this year (81.1 per contest) and they collect 36.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Demon Deacons are shooting 48.5% from the field, which ranks 28th in the nation.
The Wake Forest defense allows 30.7% on 3-point attempts (81 of 264) and opponents are converting on 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.9 dimes and 33.5 rebounds every game, which is 147th and 136th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 130th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.0. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the field (86th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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