Miami Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1.5)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-7) play the Miami Hurricanes (6-9) at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 137.
Miami will take the court with a record of 6-9 on the year. They cough up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 13.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is pulling in 36.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 172 dimes on the season, which is 193rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Hurricanes are hitting 26.8% on shots from beyond the arc (79 of 295) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest (292nd in the nation) while hitting 42.6% from the field. Defensively, the Hurricanes are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.7 fouls. The Hurricanes defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.0% (384 of 892) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 296th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 219 relinquished on the season. They are relinquishing 37.1% on 3-point shots while they are 154th in the country in opponents points per game (69.2).
The Miami Hurricanes took the court against the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a loss by a final score of 81-59 in their last contest. Miami finished having earned a 37.0% FG percentage (20 of 54) and converted 9 of their 23 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes made 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 21 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 7 assists in the matchup as well as having 10 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Miami allowed 37.0% from the floor on 20 out of 54 shooting. Florida State dished out 11 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Seminoles pulled down 43 boards (15 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Florida State finished shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by converting 11 of 14 shots. They also converted 6 out of their 18 tries from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Wong is one guy who was important for this game. He notched 21 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He played 38 mins and collected 2 boards. Wong finished shooting 37.5% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Hurricanes was Anthony Walker. He grabbed 2 boards and had 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-8 (13 points). When all was said and done, Walker was on the hardwood for 36 minutes.
Wake Forest has a record of 4-7 this year. The Demon Deacons are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.2 times per contest (257th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.3 times per contest. Wake Forest has tallied 776 points this year (70.5 per contest) and they pull in 32.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Demon Deacons are shooting 44.0% from the field, which has them ranked 198th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 151st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 69.1. They have conceded 13.1 dimes and 31.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 188th and 60th in college basketball. The Wake Forest defense allows 33.5% on 3-pointers (67 of 200) and their opponents are connecting on 70.2% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (281st in D-1).
For their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a loss by a final score of 72-67 when they played the NC State Wolfpack. The Demon Deacons were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 for this contest. They also turned away 5 shots while earning 7 steals for the game. The Wolfpack were called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.3%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Wake Forest knocked down 8 out of 24 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Demon Deacons finished shooting 24 for 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.4%. The Demon Deacons permitted the Wolfpack to make 23 of their 49 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% for the matchup. They went 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 27 from the charity stripe (70.4%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Wake Forest permitted North Carolina State to collect 27 in all (6 offensive).
Daivien Williamson ended up having an impact for the Demon Deacons for this game. He converted 9 of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which got him 22 points. Williamson collected 2 boards in his 32 minutes and had 2 dimes in the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Wake Forest was Ismael Massoud. He accumulated 13 points in 34 minutes played via 4 of 12 from the floor for the game. Massoud finished going 33.3% from the floor while also collecting 2 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest (-1.5)
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