Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (+6.5)
PNC Arena is the site where and the NC State Wolfpack (6-5) will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-6) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have North Carolina State as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 147.
Wake Forest comes into this game with a record of 4-6 on the year. They average 70.9 pts per contest (204th in college hoops) while connecting on 44.3% from the field. The Demon Deacons are shooting 34.7% on shots from downtown (87 of 251) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wake Forest is snagging 32.4 boards per game and has totaled 126 dimes this season, which has them ranked 290th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.4 fouls every game. On defense, the Demon Deacons are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 fouls. The Demon Deacons defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.8% (248 of 541) and they relinquish 32.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 76th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 132 conceded this season. They give up 32.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 141st in D-1 in opponents points per game (68.8).
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced off with the Pittsburgh Panthers and earned the victory with a final of 76-75 in their last game. Wake Forest ended the contest having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 out of 56) and knocked down 15 out of their 32 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Demon Deacons made 9 of their 12 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of rebounding, they collected 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 dimes in this game in addition to getting 6 steals and 5 rejections. When talking about defense, Wake Forest allowed 46.4% from the field on 26 out of 56 shooting. Pittsburgh doled out 16 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Panthers grabbed 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Pittsburgh finished the game at 69.6% from the free throw line by making 16 of 23 tries. They converted 5 of their 12 shots from distance.
Ismael Massoud is someone who had an impact in this matchup. He had 31 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Massoud finished 71.4% from the floor and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Demon Deacons was Jonah Antonio. He totaled 2 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He finished 62.5% from the floor for the contest by going 5-of-8 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Antonio played 22 min.
North Carolina State has a mark of 6-5 on the season. North Carolina State has totaled 845 points for the campaign (76.8 per game) and they collect 32.8 boards per game. The Wolfpack commit 17.2 fouls every game and they go 66.5% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Wolfpack are hitting on 47.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per game (192nd in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. The Wolfpack on the defensive end are ranked 207th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 71.1. They relinquish 13.0 dimes and 36.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 182nd and 231st in the country. The North Carolina State defense surrenders 35.4% on 3-point attempts (64 of 181) and opponents are making 66.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 17.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (312th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the NC State Wolfpack went home defeated by a final of 86-76 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Wolfpack collected 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for this contest. They rejected 9 shots while recording 10 steals for the contest. The Tar Heels committed 15 fouls in the game which got the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, North Carolina State knocked down 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Wolfpack went 31 for 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.0%. The Wolfpack allowed the Tar Heels to bury 37 out of their 68 tries from the field which left them shooting 54.4% for this contest. They finished 36.4% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 4 of 11 and ended up going 8 of 18 at the free throw line (44.4%). In regard to rebounds, North Carolina State permitted North Carolina to collect 38 overall (10 offensive).
Devon Daniels was important for the Wolfpack for the matchup. He made 9 of 16 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, which gave him 21 points. Daniels snagged 5 boards in his 39 mins and added 2 assists for this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for North Carolina State was D.J. Funderburk. He notched 14 points in 24 minutes played via 4 of 9 shooting for the game. Funderburk walked away from this one going 44.4% from the field in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina State (-6.5) and over 147 points
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