Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (-1)
Silvio O. Conte Forum is the venue where and the Boston College Eagles (3-11) will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-8) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Wake Forest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 143.
Wake Forest will enter this matchup with a record of 5-8 for the year. They average 69.2 pts per game (240th in the country) while going 42.9% from the floor. The Demon Deacons are hitting 35.8% on shots from downtown (117 of 327) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wake Forest is collecting 32.9 boards per game and has accounted for 157 dimes for the year, which is 292nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.7 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Demon Deacons are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.0% from 3-point land while they are 142nd in the nation in points per game from their opponents (68.7). The Demon Deacons defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.2% (324 of 702) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 96th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 175 surrendered for the year.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took a loss by a final of 79-58 in their last contest. Wake Forest walked away from the contest with a 34.4% field goal percentage (22 of 64) and knocked down 9 of their 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Demon Deacons made 5 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists in this matchup in addition to having 4 steals and 3 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Wake Forest allowed the other team to go 34.4% from the field on 22 of 64 shooting. Notre Dame doled out 18 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Fighting Irish snagged 42 rebounds (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Notre Dame finished 87.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of 8 shots. They knocked down 10 out of their 23 shots from downtown.
Isaiah Mucius is someone who played a role for the contest. He accumulated 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 25 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Mucius finished 45.5% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Demon Deacons was Ody Oguama. He grabbed 6 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in the game by shooting 6-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Oguama was on the court for 20 min.
Boston College has a win-loss record of 3-11 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Eagles are connecting on 43.2% from the floor, which is ranked 232nd in college hoops. Boston College has scored 1,010 pts for the season (72.1 per contest) and they snag 33.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.7 times per game (282nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. The Eagles are responsible for committing 16.6 fouls per contest and they go 68.9% from the free throw line. The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 319th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 78.4. They have allowed 14.4 assists and 36.8 total boards per game, ranking them 272nd and 255th in the nation. The Boston College defense surrenders 34.1% on three-point shots (100 of 293) and opponents are knocking down 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.6% from the floor (338th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Boston College Eagles went home defeated by a final of 81-65 against the NC State Wolfpack. The Eagles collected 20 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 in this contest. They turned away 3 tries while recording 6 steals in this game. The Wolfpack had 13 fouls in this contest which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Boston College converted 9 of their 34 tries (26.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Eagles finished 23 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.0%. The Eagles permitted the Wolfpack to knock down 32 of 62 tries from the field which left them shooting 51.6% in this contest. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by going 6 of 18 and finished the contest at 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). When talking about how they rebounded, Boston College allowed North Carolina State to pull down 39 overall (10 offensive).
Jay Heath ended up being a factor for the Eagles in this matchup. He made 9 of 15 in this game for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Heath totaled 2 boards in his 36 minutes and earned 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Boston College was Steffon Mitchell. He accumulated 14 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 4 of 10 from the floor for this game. Mitchell ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wake Forest (-1)
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