Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum is the location where the Syracuse Orange (17-14) will compete against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-13) on Wednesday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced Syracuse and took a loss by a final of 72-63 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Demon Deacons left the arena with 19 while Syracuse accounted for 7 fouls. They also converted 2 out of their 14 attempts from beyond the arc. Syracuse went 66.7% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 24 shots. Furthermore, Syracuse snagged 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Syracuse earned 11 dimes and had 13 steals for the game. In relation to defense, Wake Forest allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the field on 27 of 64 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 34 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Demon Deacons converted 5 of their 6 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Wake Forest ended the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (24 out of 60) and converted 10 of 39 shots from distance.
Tyree Appleby is a player who was important in this game. He walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes. He was on the court for 39 mins and also snagged 5 boards. He was able to score 21 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Wake Forest will enter this game with a win-loss record of 18-13 on the year. They have an average of 76.7 points per outing (61st in D-1) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Demon Deacons are connecting on 36.6% on shots from downtown (295 of 807) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wake Forest is collecting 34.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 411 assists so far this year, which ranks 175th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a group they commit 16.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Demon Deacons are able to force 12.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 139th in college basketball in giving up assists with 382 conceded on the year. The Demon Deacons defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.8% (836 of 1,867) and they relinquish 34.4 boards per game as a team. They give up 34.5% on three-point shots while they are 287th in D-1 in points per game allowed (73.8).
For their last game, the Syracuse Orange took home the win by a final score of 72-63 against Wake Forest. In relation to rebounding, Syracuse allowed Wake Forest to collect 34 in total (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 25.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 39 and finished the contest at 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Orange permitted Wake Forest to bury 24 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0% in this contest. Overall, the Orange finished the game shooting 27 out of 64 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.2%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Syracuse converted 2 out of 14 attempts (14.3%). They were able to knock down 16 of them for a clip of 66.7%. Wake Forest earned 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 13 steals in this game. The Orange corralled 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the game.
Jesse Edwards was important for the Orange in the matchup. He earned 27 points in his 40 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He converted 11 out of 15 in this matchup for a rate of 73.3%, and accumulated 20 rebounds.
Syracuse has a record of 17-14 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Orange are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 69th in the country. Syracuse has scored 2,298 pts for the year (74.1 per game) and they collect 34.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.3 times per contest (97th in the country) and they turn it over 11.6 times per game. The Orange have committed 13.3 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.6% from the charity stripe.
The Orange on defense are ranked 261st in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 72.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (122nd in D-1). The Syracuse defense surrenders 34.4% from downtown (320 of 930) and their opponents are connecting on 69.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 19.4 assists and 36.2 boards per contest, ranking them 363rd and 304th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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