Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-3) welcome the Florida State Seminoles (7-4) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday.
The Florida State Seminoles stepped onto the hardwood against North Carolina State and went home with a win by a final score of 83-81 in their last game. Florida State wrapped up the contest with a 50.9% FG percentage (29 of 57) and buried 6 of their 15 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Seminoles made 19 of 26 shots for a percentage of 73.1%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists in this game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defending, Florida State allowed their opponent to shoot 51.9% from the field on 28 out of 54 shooting. North Carolina State dished out 17 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In addition, North Carolina State collected 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. North Carolina State finished the contest at 68.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 19 attempts. They also knocked down 12 out of their 27 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Seminoles ended up with 15 and North Carolina State totaled 22 personal fouls.
Malik Osborne is a guy who was a contributor for this game. He left the arena with 19 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He played for 31 mins and also pulled down 6 boards. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Florida State enters this one with a record of 7-4 for the year. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a team, Florida State is collecting 36.1 boards per game and has accounted for 160 assists on the season, which is 221st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Seminoles are shooting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (82 of 233) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.9 points per outing (120th in the country) while shooting 46.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Seminoles are forcing 17.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 89th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 139 conceded on the season. The Seminoles defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.8% (261 of 625) and they relinquish 34.3 boards per contest as a team. They concede 33.9% from 3-point land while they are 159th in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a defeat with a final score of 92-84 when they played Miami. In reference to how they rebounded, Wake Forest allowed Miami to collect 22 in all (3 on the offensive glass). They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 18 and finished the game at 19 of 27 from the free throw line (70.4%). The Demon Deacons allowed Miami to convert 32 of their 53 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 60.4% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Demon Deacons went 35 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.7%. In reference to shots from distance, Wake Forest knocked down 10 of their 29 tries (34.5%). They were able to make 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. Miami committed 14 fouls for the game which got the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for 8 attempts. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. The Demon Deacons earned 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the contest.
Jake Laravia pitched in for the Demon Deacons for the game. He totaled 19 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the matchup. He converted 9 out of 13 in this game for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 7 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a mark of 11-3 for the year. The Demon Deacons commit 15.3 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.6 times per game (104th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest. Wake Forest has accounted for 1,127 points on the year (80.5 per game) and they grab 35.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Demon Deacons are connecting on 48.4% from the field, which ranks them 26th in the nation.
The Demon Deacons on the defensive end are ranked 204th in the country in points given up per game with 69.3. They are forcing 14.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the field (183rd in college hoops). The Wake Forest defense surrenders 32.8% on 3-point attempts (107 of 326) and their opponents are converting on 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 11.9 dimes and 33.3 rebounds per contest, ranking them 142nd and 117th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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