South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1) are welcoming the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-5) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs took the court against North Florida and ended up losing by a score of 72-66 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 21 and North Florida racked up 13 personal fouls. They also knocked down 6 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc. North Florida finished shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 24 of their 32 tries. Additionally, North Florida pulled down 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a block. North Florida doled out 11 assists and had 5 steals in the game. With respect to defense, South Carolina State allowed the other team to go 38.2% from the floor on 21 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 8 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 44 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 10 of 16 shots for a rate of 62.5%. South Carolina State finished the game having earned a 35.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 73) and converted 4 of 15 shots from distance.
Raquan Brown is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 24 mins and grabbed 8 boards. He finished with 11 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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South Carolina State comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 0-5 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 67.6 points per outing (279th in the country) while going 37.8% from the field. The Bulldogs are connecting on 30.0% from downtown (30 of 100) and 57.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Carolina State is pulling down 38.8 rebounds per contest and has 51 assists on the campaign, which is 277th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.6 times per game and as a group are committing 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 fouls. They give up 36.1% from 3-point land while they are 361st in the country in PPG from their opponents (86.8). The Bulldogs are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (149 of 314) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 337th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 85 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a loss by a final score of 77-75 when they faced Loyola Marymount. In regard to attacking the glass, Wake Forest allowed Loyola Marymount to get 32 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 38.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 34 and ended up shooting 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). The Demon Deacons permitted Loyola Marymount to convert 26 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 43.3% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Demon Deacons went 28 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Wake Forest made 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a rate of 63.2%. Loyola Marymount was called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Demon Deacons collected 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest.
Tyree Appleby ended up having an impact for the Demon Deacons for the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and had 8 rebounds. He totaled 19 points in his 41 mins on the court and earned 8 assists in the matchup.
Wake Forest has a win-loss record of 4-1 on the campaign. The Demon Deacons are committing 16.6 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per contest (235th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Wake Forest has totaled 370 pts so far this year (74.0 per game) and they collect 38.8 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Demon Deacons are hitting on 42.6% from the field, which is ranked 251st in D-1.
The Demon Deacons defensively are ranked 155th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They have forced 14.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the field (88th in Division 1). The Wake Forest defense allows 29.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (44 of 147) and opponents are knocking down 65.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 9.0 assists and 37.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 36th and 296th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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