Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (+3)
The Texas A&M Aggies (25-12) welcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (25-9) at Reed Arena on Wednesday. Wake Forest opens this matchup as 3-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 144.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced VCU and earned the victory with a final of 80-74 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Demon Deacons ended up with 22 while VCU recorded 26 fouls. They also converted 9 of 25 tries from three-point range. VCU finished the contest at 85.2% when shooting free throws by burying 23 of their 27 attempts. Additionally, VCU pulled down 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. VCU doled out 11 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. In terms of the defense, Wake Forest allowed 40.4% from the field on 21 out of 52 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Demon Deacons converted 29 of 37 shots for a rate of 78.4%. Wake Forest finished the game with a 43.1% field goal percentage (22 out of 51) and buried 7 out of their 25 shots from distance.
Dallas Walton is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He shot 83.3% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins and totaled 7 boards. He recorded 16 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Wake Forest enters this game with a win-loss mark of 25-9 for the year. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest (16th in Division 1) while hitting 48.7% from the field. The Demon Deacons are hitting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (290 of 833) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Wake Forest is collecting 36.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 512 assists this year, which ranks 35th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Demon Deacons are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They concede 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 205th in college basketball in opponents PPG (70.1). The Demon Deacons are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (856 of 2,068) and they surrender 33.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 230th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 422 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas A&M Aggies got the win with a final of 75-60 when they played Oregon. The Aggies were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. Oregon earned 17 fouls for the contest which took the Aggies to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Texas A&M knocked down 4 of their 14 tries (28.6%). Overall, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 47.5%. The Aggies permitted Oregon to knock down 21 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.8% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 25.0% from 3-point land via 6 out of 24 and finished the game at 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Texas A&M permitted Oregon to get 30 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
Tyrece Radford was important for the Aggies for the game. He recorded 8 points in his 32 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the matchup. He converted 4 out of 11 in this matchup for a rate of 36.4%, and had 11 rebounds.
Texas A&M has a record of 25-12 so far this year. As an offense, the Aggies are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which is 154th in the nation. Texas A&M has accounted for 2,697 points on the campaign (72.9 per contest) and they collect 35.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.8 times per game (120th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Aggies have committed 17.5 fouls per game and they hit 70.6% from the free throw line.
The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 102nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.5. They have forced 16.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (89th in college hoops). The Texas A&M defense surrenders 32.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (250 of 779) and opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They concede 14.9 assists and 34.6 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 324th and 174th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wake Forest (+3)
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