Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-4.5)
Lawrence Joel Coliseum is the venue where and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-11) will play the Clemson Tigers (13-5) on Wednesday. Clemson opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 130.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-5 for the season. The Tigers are shooting 32.3% on shots from downtown (140 of 433) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.6 points per contest (303rd in Division 1) while shooting 42.1% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Clemson is grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 228 assists this year, which ranks 235th in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.3 fouls. They are giving up 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are 28th in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.1). The Tigers are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.1% (402 of 956) and they surrender 33.5 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 97th in college basketball in allowing assists with 209 conceded this year.
The Clemson Tigers played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and walked away with a win by a score of 74-72 in their last game. Clemson walked away from the game with a 46.2% FG percentage (24 of 52) and converted 9 of their 18 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 17 of their 19 shots for a rate of 89.5%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists for the contest in addition to earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning defense, Clemson allowed 46.2% from the floor on 24 of 52 shooting. Georgia Tech earned 10 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Yellow Jackets had 24 rebounds (4 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Georgia Tech ended up shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 19 attempts. They also made 5 of their 19 attempts from 3-point land.
Aamir Simms is a player who was a major factor for this contest. He notched 25 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played for 33 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Simms shot 56.3% from the field and also earned 3 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Tigers was Nick Honor. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also collected 3 dimes. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the floor for this game by connecting on 5-of-7 (12 points). In all, Honor saw the court for 35 min.
Wake Forest has a mark of 6-11 this year. The Demon Deacons have committed 17.1 fouls per game and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.8 times per contest (289th in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. Wake Forest has scored 1,176 points on the campaign (69.2 per contest) and they collect 33.6 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Demon Deacons are hitting on 42.8% from the field, which is ranked 250th in the country. The Demon Deacons on defense are ranked 210th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.4. They have surrendered 13.5 assists and 33.4 total boards per game, which is ranked 219th and 108th in the nation. The Wake Forest defense surrenders 36.7% on three-point shots (125 of 341) and opponents are knocking down 69.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (280th in the nation).
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a loss by a final score of 80-62 when they faced the NC State Wolfpack. The Demon Deacons recorded 19 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 27 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 attempts while recording 7 steals in this game. The Wolfpack committed 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of those for a rate of 84.6%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Wake Forest made 7 of their 25 tries (28.0%). Overall, the Demon Deacons ended up shooting 22 for 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Demon Deacons allowed the Wolfpack to bury 29 of 58 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the matchup. They shot 42.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 19 and ended up shooting 14 of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Wake Forest allowed North Carolina State to snag 28 in total (9 offensive).
Ian Dubose ended up being a major contributor for the Demon Deacons for the game. He converted 5 of 9 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Dubose grabbed 3 rebounds in his 21 minutes played and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. One more player who came through for Wake Forest was Daivien Williamson. He totaled 11 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 9 shooting in this game. Williamson ended up shooting 44.4% from the field while earning 2 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest (+4.5)
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