Miami Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
The Miami Hurricanes (17-7) are headed to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (20-5).
The Miami Hurricanes faced Georgia Tech and walked away with a win by a score of 79-70 in their last game. Miami ended the game with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 out of 60) and converted 5 of 22 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes buried 20 of their 26 shots for a rate of 76.9%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning defense, Miami allowed 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55 shooting. Georgia Tech distributed 14 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. In addition, Georgia Tech snagged 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Georgia Tech finished shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 14 tries. They also made 7 of their 24 shots from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Hurricanes left the arena with 15 and Georgia Tech racked up 27 personal fouls.
Sam Waardenburg is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He left the arena with 19 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played for 38 mins and also collected 8 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 62.5% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Miami heads into this one with a mark of 17-7 this year. They have an average of 74.8 points per game (92nd in college hoops) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. The Hurricanes are connecting on 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (179 of 508) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 30.6 boards per game and has accounted for 321 dimes this season, which is 123rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 9.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Hurricanes are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 350th in college basketball in giving up assists with 381 conceded for the campaign. The Hurricanes defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.0% (640 of 1,392) and they concede 35.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 35.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 241st in the nation in PPG allowed (71.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went home victorious with a score of 69-51 against North Carolina State. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Wake Forest permitted North Carolina State to pull down 32 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They went 13.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Demon Deacons allowed North Carolina State to convert 19 out of their 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.2% in the game. Overall, the Demon Deacons went 27 for 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Wake Forest made 9 of their 20 attempts (45.0%). They were able to bury 6 of them for a rate of 46.2%. North Carolina State earned 14 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for 13 shots. They also coughed it up 10 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Demon Deacons recorded 30 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 33 for this contest.
Alondes Williams ended up having an impact for the Demon Deacons for this game. He converted 7 out of 10 for this game for a rate of 70.0%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 6 assists for this game.
Wake Forest has a record of 20-5 on the campaign. The Demon Deacons are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per game (57th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. Wake Forest has tallied 1,972 points for the campaign (78.9 per contest) and they average 36.9 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Demon Deacons are connecting on 48.9% from the floor, which is 11th in the country.
The Demon Deacons defensively are ranked 161st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.2. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the floor (33rd in college basketball). The Wake Forest defense gives up 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc (172 of 557) and their opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 12.4 assists and 34.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 167th and 162nd in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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