Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 12/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (6-2) will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-1) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced off with Wisconsin and notched a win by a score of 78-75 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Demon Deacons ended up with 20 while Wisconsin finished the game with 18 fouls. They made 12 of their 28 shots from downtown. Wisconsin walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 18 attempts. Furthermore, Wisconsin pulled down 22 boards (6 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wisconsin doled out 14 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. With regard to defending, Wake Forest allowed 42.9% from the field on 24 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 8 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected 30 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Demon Deacons buried 12 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Wake Forest finished with a 53.7% FG percentage (29 of 54) and knocked down 8 of their 24 3-point shots.
Tyree Appleby is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 32 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He finished shooting 68.8% from the floor and earned 5 dimes.
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Wake Forest heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 7-1 this season. They currently have an average of 81.3 points per game (49th in the nation) while shooting 48.5% from the floor. The Demon Deacons are shooting 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (70 of 192) and 75.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wake Forest is pulling down 38.1 boards per contest and has totaled 113 dimes for the year, which is 101st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.0 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Demon Deacons have forced 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 119th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 82 surrendered on the campaign. The Demon Deacons defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.4% (194 of 492) and they surrender 34.0 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 31.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 193rd in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (69.3).
When they last played, the Clemson Tigers went home victorious with a score of 101-94 against Penn State. Regarding rebounds, Clemson allowed Penn State to grab 38 overall (8 offensive). They finished the game shooting 30.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 36 and finished the game at 25 out of 29 at the free throw line (86.2%). The Tigers allowed Penn State to knock down 29 out of 71 attempts from the field which had them at 40.8% in the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers went 32 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.8%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Clemson converted 11 of their 21 tries (52.4%). They were able to convert 26 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.3%. Penn State earned 28 fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 37 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Tigers were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game.
Hunter Tyson pitched in for the Tigers for this contest. He buried 7 of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. He accumulated 24 points in his 47 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes in this game.
Clemson has a record of 6-2 for the season. The Tigers commit 17.5 fouls every game and they shoot 73.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per game (55th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per contest. Clemson has scored 606 pts for the season (75.8 per contest) and they grab 33.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 47.1% from the field, which is ranked 89th in D-1.
The Clemson defense allows 32.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (60 of 187) and opponents are converting on 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 10.6 dimes and 33.6 boards per contest, which has them ranked 76th and 151st in college hoops. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 129th in the country in PPG allowed with 66.6. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.7% from the field (80th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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