Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (+11)
Cassell Coliseum is the site where and the Virginia Tech Hokies (14-5) will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-12) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Virginia Tech as 11-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Wake Forest comes into this one with a record of 6-12 this season. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Wake Forest is snagging 33.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 206 assists for the year, which has them ranked 284th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Demon Deacons are connecting on 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (156 of 454) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They average 67.5 pts per game (269th in Division 1) while shooting 41.9% from the field. Defensively, the Demon Deacons are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 198th in college basketball in opponents PPG (70.8). The Demon Deacons defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (455 of 993) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per game as a team. They are 145th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 243 conceded this year.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the Clemson Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-39 in their last contest. Wake Forest finished the contest with a 25.5% FG percentage (12 of 47) and converted 5 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Demon Deacons knocked down 10 of 10 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 22 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 6 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Concerning defense, Wake Forest allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the floor on 20 of 46 shooting. Clemson doled out 13 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Clemson snagged 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Clemson finished shooting 86.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 15 attempts. They converted 7 of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Daivien Williamson is someone who was a major factor for this game. He was able to score 16 points on 3 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Williamson finished the contest at 33.3% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Demon Deacons was Isaiah Mucius. He collected 3 rebounds in 24 min played on the night. He ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor for the contest by shooting 5-of-12 (13 points). When all was said and done, Mucius wasn't able to notch an assist.
Virginia Tech has a record of 14-5 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Hokies are connecting on 44.6% from the field, which is ranked 160th in the country. Virginia Tech has accounted for 1,358 pts this year (71.5 per game) and they pull in 35.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (123rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest. The Hokies commit 16.1 fouls per contest while shooting 70.9% from the free throw line. The Hokies on defense are ranked 63rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 65.7. They are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (136th in college hoops). The Virginia Tech defense concedes 32.8% on 3-point shots (133 of 405) and their opponents are knocking down 71.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 10.8 assists and 31.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 39th and 39th in those categories on the defensive end.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-53 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Hokies corralled 18 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 1 steal in this game. The Yellow Jackets were called for 12 fouls in the game which got the Hokies to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. When it comes to three-point shots, Virginia Tech converted 5 of 14 tries (35.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Hokies walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 46 from the floor which had them at 41.3%. The Hokies permitted the Yellow Jackets to make 26 out of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.0% for this contest. They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by going 8 of 20 and finished the contest at 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Virginia Tech permitted Georgia Tech to collect 21 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Keve Aluma pitched in for the Hokies for the game. He buried 5 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and added 14 rebounds. Aluma racked up 12 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 5 assists for the contest. An additional guy who came through for Virginia Tech was Nahiem Alleyne. He finished with no assists in his 34 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 12 from the floor. Alleyne ended up shooting 25.0% from the field while also contributing 12 points and 1 rebound.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wake Forest (+11)
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