Northwestern Wildcats vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-1) will try to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday.
The Northwestern Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Georgia and took home the win by a score of 78-62 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 18 while Georgia totaled 16 fouls. They converted 5 out of their 24 tries from three-point range. Georgia ended up shooting 65.2% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 23 shots. Furthermore, Georgia collected 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Georgia totaled 11 assists and had 4 steals for this game. When it comes to defending, Northwestern allowed the other team to shoot 38.2% from the floor on 21 out of 55 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 13 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. Northwestern finished the game with a 43.8% field goal percentage (28 out of 64) and buried 9 of their 28 shots from 3-point land.
Boo Buie is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He walked away with 22 points on 8 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and also snagged 2 boards. He finished 38.1% from the field and recorded 6 assists.
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Northwestern steps onto the hardwood with a record of 5-1 this season. They currently have an average of 81.7 points per outing (40th in Division 1) while going 48.0% from the field. The Wildcats are shooting 38.6% on 3-pointers (54 of 140) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Northwestern is collecting 36.3 boards per game and has 121 assists on the season, which has them ranked 19th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 8.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.7 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are conceding 30.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 59th in D-1 in opponents PPG (61.3). The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.7% (126 of 326) and they surrender 33.2 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 157th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 76 conceded for the year.
For their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a loss by a score of 75-61 when they faced LSU. In relation to how they rebounded, Wake Forest permitted LSU to snag 29 overall (8 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 27.8% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 18 and ended up going 16 of 17 at the free throw line (94.1%). The Demon Deacons permitted LSU to bury 27 of their 58 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.6% in the matchup. Overall, the Demon Deacons walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Wake Forest converted 6 out of their 28 attempts (21.4%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.6%. LSU was called for 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Demon Deacons were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the game.
Jake Laravia pitched in for the Demon Deacons in the game. He buried 5 out of 7 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 7 rebounds. He tallied 15 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the matchup.
Wake Forest has a win-loss record of 6-1 on the year. The Demon Deacons commit 15.6 fouls per game and they connect on 71.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per contest (110th in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per contest. Wake Forest has scored 579 points this season (82.7 per game) and they pull in 35.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Demon Deacons are shooting 49.2% from the floor, which is ranked 30th in college hoops.
The Wake Forest defense surrenders 31.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (47 of 151) and opponents are converting on 68.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 10.9 dimes and 32.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 100th and 107th in college hoops. The Demon Deacons on the defensive end are ranked 144th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They are able to force 17.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (156th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Northwestern
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