Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Littlejohn Coliseum is the site where the Clemson Tigers (12-15) will try to defeat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (21-7) on Wednesday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons stepped onto the hardwood against Notre Dame and took home the win by a score of 79-74 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Demon Deacons ended up finishing with 16 while Notre Dame recorded 17 personal fouls. They also converted 14 of their 31 tries from beyond the arc. Notre Dame finished the game at 85.7% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 14 attempts. Additionally, Notre Dame pulled down 25 boards (2 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Notre Dame recorded 13 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Pertaining to defending, Wake Forest allowed their opponent to shoot 47.1% from the field on 24 of 51 shooting. They also distributed 9 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 41 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Demon Deacons knocked down 15 of 16 tries for a rate of 93.8%. Wake Forest finished the game with a 41.4% field goal percentage (29 of 70) and made 6 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jake Laravia is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. He finished the game at 62.5% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists.
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Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a record of 21-7 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.2 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Wake Forest is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 422 assists so far this year, which is 39th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Demon Deacons are hitting 35.1% on shots from distance (238 of 679) and 73.4% from the free throw line. They average 78.5 pts per game (27th in D-1) while going 48.4% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Demon Deacons are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.0% from beyond the arc while they are 180th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.0). The Demon Deacons defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (701 of 1,721) and they relinquish 33.9 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 228th in college basketball in giving up assists with 351 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Clemson Tigers went home defeated by a final of 70-61 when they faced Louisville. The Tigers pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 30 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 3 steals for the contest. Louisville committed 10 fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 4 attempts. They were able to knock down 2 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 50.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Clemson made 9 out of 23 tries (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers shot 25 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.1%. The Tigers allowed Louisville to convert 26 out of their 57 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.6% in this game. They finished shooting 27.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 29 and ended up going 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Clemson permitted Louisville to snag 36 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Al-Amir Dawes ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in the matchup. He converted 6 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, and earned 7 rebounds. He had 18 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the contest.
Clemson has a mark of 12-15 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks them 104th in the nation. Clemson has scored 1,941 points on the year (71.9 per game) and they collect 34.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per contest (86th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.2 times per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 15.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Clemson defense gives up 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (217 of 628) and their opponents are making 76.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 12.1 dimes and 32.5 total boards per game, which is 130th and 79th in D-1. The Tigers are ranked 183rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.1. They are forcing their opponents into 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the field (188th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Clemson
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