Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-3) will take on the Duke Blue Devils (12-2) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Duke Blue Devils stepped onto the hardwood against Miami and took a loss by a final of 76-74 in their last contest. Duke finished the game with a 45.8% field goal percentage (27 of 59) and made 6 of their 21 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Blue Devils made 14 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 82.4%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 19 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When it comes to the defense, Duke allowed the other team to shoot 45.7% from the field on 32 of 70 shooting. Miami distributed 8 assists and had 15 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Miami snagged 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Miami walked away from this one shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 11 shots. They buried 4 out of their 16 attempts from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Blue Devils walked away with 14 and Miami recorded 16 personal fouls.
Paolo Banchero is someone who was a factor for the game. He ended up with 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field and distributed 2 dimes.
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Duke will play this game with a record of 12-2 for the season. They currently have an average of 83.3 pts per contest (8th in D-1) while hitting 48.5% from the field. The Blue Devils are connecting on 36.0% on 3-pointers (114 of 317) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Duke is collecting 38.9 boards per game and has accounted for 243 assists on the season, which has them ranked 44th in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 9.9 times per game and as a group are committing 13.7 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Blue Devils have forced 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are surrendering 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 87th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.7). The Blue Devils defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.8% (359 of 879) and they surrender 34.6 boards per contest as a team. They are 216th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 184 surrendered so far this year.
For their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons got the victory with a final of 77-74 when they faced Syracuse. The Demon Deacons were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 36 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. Syracuse had 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 64.0%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Wake Forest made 11 of 37 attempts (29.7%). In all, the Demon Deacons ended up shooting 25 for 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1%. The Demon Deacons allowed Syracuse to make 27 of 75 attempts from the field which had them shooting 36.0% for this contest. They finished 27.6% from distance by shooting 8 of 29 and finished the game at 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). When it comes to team rebounding, Wake Forest permitted Syracuse to get 42 overall (12 offensive).
Alondes Williams pitched in for the Demon Deacons for the game. He earned 25 points in his 45 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for this game. He knocked down 9 out of 15 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 12 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a mark of 13-3 this year. The Demon Deacons commit 15.3 fouls every game and they go 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (81st in the country) and they turn it over 13.1 times per game. Wake Forest has earned 1,280 pts on the season (80.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Demon Deacons are shooting 47.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 35th in college basketball.
The Demon Deacons defensively are ranked 188th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 68.6. They are able to force 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (84th in the nation). The Wake Forest defense gives up 31.3% on shots from distance (119 of 380) and opponents are knocking down 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.1 assists and 34.1 rebounds per contest, ranking them 149th and 144th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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