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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse
- (18-13) Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse Orange (17-14)
- Date: Wednesday, March 8th
- Time: 12:00 ET
- Venue: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Demon Deacons -135 | Orange +115
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Wake Forest -2 | Syracuse +2 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 154.0
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
At this point, Wake Forest heads into their matchup vs Syracuse with a record of 18-13 while looking to shake a 2 game losing streak. Presently, in their 13 road games this season, the Demon Deacons have a record of 4-9.
In 19 games as the favorites, the Demon Deacons have gone 15-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, Wake Forest has a betting line set at -2 points in their favor.
At this moment, Wake Forest currently has a record of 10-10 in Atlantic Coast action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Tyree Appleby is the team leader in scoring, averaging 18.8 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Appleby is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and adding 6.3 assists. Wake Forest’s second leading scorer is Cameron Hildreth, who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.1 points per game.
Demon Deacons Offense
At this time, the Demon Deacons offense is one of the top units in the country at 79.5 points per game, placing them 20th in the NCAA. In addition, Wake Forest’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.96% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 24th in overall field goal percentage at 48.8%. When the Demon Deacons have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Wake Forest is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 70.3 per contest, placing them just 316th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 36.6 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 8.8 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Syracuse holds a 17-14 record. Presently, the Orange have been the home team 19 times, sitting with a record of 12-7.
After a year in which they went 4-10 as the betting underdog, the Orange will not be the favorite for the first time this season. They are +2 point underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Syracuse currently has a record of 10-10 in Atlantic Coast action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 7-4.
Coming into the game, Joseph Girard III is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.7 points per game. In addition to his scoring, III is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and adding 2.9 assists. Syracuse’s second leading scorer is Judah Mintz, who has hit 44.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 16.2 points per game.
Orange Key Stats
So far, the Orange have been an above average unit, averaging 77.4 points per game, good for 48th in the NCAA. In addition, Syracuse’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.83% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 152nd in overall field goal percentage at 45.0%. When the Orange have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 37.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Syracuse is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.9 per contest, placing them just 451st in college basketball. Currently, Syracuse’s 36.4 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Orange are averaging 10.7 offensive boards per game.
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse Orange CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Wake Forest is 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Wake Forest is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 4-6 SU.
- At this point, the Demon Deacons are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Orange are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2
If you are eying this matchup between Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Demon Deacons as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Wake Forest to cover the spread as -2 favorites on the road. Although both teams are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Wake Forest shooting well enough to keep the Orange at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Demon Deacons’ to win the game and cover the spread.
Free Wake Forest vs. Syracuse CBB Betting Pick: Wake Forest ATS
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