Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Watsco Center is the location where the Miami Hurricanes (10-3) will compete against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-2) on Saturday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played Louisville and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-69 in their last contest. Wake Forest wrapped up the game with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 63) and knocked down 7 of 27 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Demon Deacons knocked down 14 of their 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes in this contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Regarding defense, Wake Forest allowed the other team to go 39.6% from the field on 19 out of 48 shooting. Louisville doled out 12 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Louisville collected 40 boards (8 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Louisville finished shooting 73.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 25 of 34 tries. They converted 10 out of their 22 tries from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Demon Deacons ended up finishing with 24 while Louisville finished the game with 18 personal fouls.
Jake Laravia is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up with 15 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He played for 39 minutes played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 36.4% from the field and also recorded 4 assists.
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Wake Forest will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 11-2 for the year. They cough up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Wake Forest is collecting 35.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 187 assists on the year, which ranks 90th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Demon Deacons are hitting 33.9% on shots from downtown (108 of 319) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.2 points per outing (35th in college basketball) while hitting 47.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Demon Deacons are able to force 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 193rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 153 conceded on the season. The Demon Deacons defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.1% (319 of 777) and they surrender 34.0 boards per game as a group. They surrender 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 166th in D-1 in opponents PPG (67.5).
In their last game, the Miami Hurricanes went home victorious with a score of 91-83 against North Carolina State. Concerning rebounds, Miami permitted North Carolina State to pull down 36 overall (13 offensive). They went 29.6% from distance by shooting 8 of 27 and finished the contest at 15 of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). The Hurricanes permitted North Carolina State to bury 30 of 72 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 41.7% in the matchup. In all, the Hurricanes went 31 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.4%. When discussing shooting from distance, Miami made 10 out of 19 attempts (52.6%). They were able to make 19 of them for a percentage of 73.1%. North Carolina State committed 19 personal fouls for this game which took the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Hurricanes were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the matchup.
Kameron McGusty pitched in for the Hurricanes for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 in the matchup giving him a rate of 54.5%, and tallied 11 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes in this matchup.
Miami has a record of 10-3 on the season. The Hurricanes are committing 15.4 fouls every game and they hit 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per contest (221st in the country) and they turn it over 9.9 times per contest. Miami has earned 977 pts on the year (75.2 per game) and they grab 31.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hurricanes are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 75th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes on the defensive side of the court are 263rd in the country in points allowed per contest with 71.9. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (298th in college basketball). The Miami defense surrenders 36.4% from downtown (117 of 321) and their opponents are connecting on 68.0% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.2 dimes and 35.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 289th and 200th in those categories.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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