Utah Valley Wolverines vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Valley Wolverines vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0) will compete against the Utah Valley Wolverines (2-1) on Tuesday.
The Utah Valley Wolverines faced off with Northern Arizona and earned the victory with a final of 73-69 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Wolverines finished with 15 while Northern Arizona totaled 17 personal fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point range. Northern Arizona shot 80.0% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 10 tries. In addition, Northern Arizona pulled down 38 boards (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Northern Arizona doled out 17 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In terms of the defense, Utah Valley allowed the other team to shoot 37.3% from the field on 25 of 67 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes for this contest in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wolverines converted 13 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 65.0%. Utah Valley walked away from the game with a 48.1% field goal percentage (25 of 52) and converted 10 of their 23 3-point shots.
Trey Woodbury is a player who was a major contributor for this contest. He totaled 22 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played 34 minutes played but wasn't able to snag any boards. He finished shooting 53.8% from the field and recorded 6 assists.
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Utah Valley enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-1 this season. They cough up possession 9.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 14.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah Valley is pulling down 34.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 53 assists this year, which is 19th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wolverines are shooting 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (19 of 61) and 75.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.0 pts per contest (194th in college basketball) while connecting on 45.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Wolverines are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.7 fouls. They relinquish 36.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 206th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.3). The Wolverines defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (81 of 194) and they relinquish 39.7 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 338th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 45 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons got the victory with a final of 81-71 against Georgia. In relation to rebounding, Wake Forest permitted Georgia to grab 31 in total (9 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 29.6% from downtown by hitting 8 of 27 and finished the contest at 11 of 19 at the free throw line (57.9%). The Demon Deacons permitted Georgia to convert 26 of 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.9% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Demon Deacons went 27 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 50.9%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Wake Forest made 9 out of 26 attempts (34.6%). They were able to bury 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Georgia was called for 21 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Demon Deacons to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Demon Deacons snagged 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game.
Tyree Appleby ended up being important for the Demon Deacons in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 10 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He totaled 22 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 6 dimes for this game.
Wake Forest has a win-loss record of 2-0 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Demon Deacons are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is ranked 177th in the nation. Wake Forest has accumulated 152 points this year (76.0 per game) and they collect 39.0 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (223rd in D-1) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Demon Deacons are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game and they go 72.3% from the free throw line.
The Demon Deacons on the defensive side of the court are 139th in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.0. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the floor (155th in D-1). The Wake Forest defense gives up 28.6% on 3-pointers (16 of 56) and their opponents are converting on 55.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 8.5 dimes and 33.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 55th and 138th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah Valley
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