Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 1/17/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is the location where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-5) will compete against the Clemson Tigers (15-3) on Tuesday.
The Clemson Tigers faced Duke and earned the victory with a final of 72-64 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Tigers walked away with 17 and Duke recorded 18 fouls. They knocked down 3 of 20 tries from beyond the arc. Duke walked away from this one shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of 18 attempts. On top of that, Duke collected 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Duke totaled 9 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. In reference to defense, Clemson allowed the other team to go 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 32 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 15 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Clemson wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and buried 3 of their 17 3-point attempts.
PJ Hall is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 27 mins and also collected 4 boards. He walked away with 26 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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Clemson will play this contest with a record of 15-3 so far this year. They currently have an average of 75.6 pts per contest (105th in the nation) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The Tigers are hitting 38.0% on three-point shots (145 of 382) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Clemson is grabbing 34.8 rebounds per contest and has 271 assists on the campaign, which ranks 81st in college basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 10.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.9 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 111th in college hoops in opponents PPG (66.7). The Tigers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 39.4% (409 of 1,038) and they surrender 33.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 66th in college hoops in giving up assists with 193 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons walked away with a victory by a final of 85-63 when they faced Boston College. The Demon Deacons were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 10 steals for the matchup. Boston College was called for 17 personal fouls for this contest which took the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a rate of 53.8%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Wake Forest knocked down 10 of 26 tries (38.5%). When the game finished, the Demon Deacons finished the game shooting 34 for 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.3%. The Demon Deacons allowed Boston College to convert 21 out of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.2% in the game. They finished 32.1% from downtown by going 9 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). In relation to how they rebounded, Wake Forest allowed Boston College to pull down 28 in all (7 offensive).
Andrew Carr pitched in for the Demon Deacons for the contest. He earned 21 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He converted 10 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 71.4%, and had 13 rebounds.
Wake Forest has a win-loss mark of 13-5 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Demon Deacons are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 55th in the nation. Wake Forest has scored 1,393 points so far this season (77.4 per contest) and they collect 34.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 13.2 times per contest (199th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest. The Demon Deacons are committing 16.2 personal fouls per game and they go 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Demon Deacons on defense are ranked 251st in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.8. They are forcing 13.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (242nd in college basketball). The Wake Forest defense concedes 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (152 of 460) and their opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 12.2 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 150th and 126th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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