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South Carolina State vs Wake Forest Pick & Preview: Wednesday, November 23rd Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Demon Deacons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Carolina State Bulldogs at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • Where: Winston-Salem at Lawrence Joel Coliseum
  • Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
  • Betting Odds: South Carolina State +25, SCARST +2400 | WAKE -9750 O/U 145.5

Bulldogs Preview:

South Carolina State will take the floor against the Demon Deacons with an overall record of 0-5. This will be the team’s 6th straight game on the road. For the season, South Carolina State has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 0-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +25 point underdogs.

South Carolina State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Rakeim Gary who is averaging 9.6 points per game for the Bulldogs. Gary is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive gameplan is the play of Lesown Hallums who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.2 points per game.

So far this season, the South Carolina State offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Bulldogs’ are ranked 177th at 71.8 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for South Carolina State, as they have hit just 29.2% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 75.9 possessions per game.

Demon Deacons Preview:

Through 5 games, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an overall record of 4-1. So far this season, Wake Forest has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Demon Deacons as the -25 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have been favored 5 times, going 4-1 straight up.

Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby who is averaging 19.0 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 25.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.6 rebounds per game and 5.4 assists. Daivien Williamson is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 12.2 points per game. Between him and Williamson, they are accounting for 42.2% of the team’s scoring.

Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs South Carolina State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 5 games, they have hit 48.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Demon Deacons’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 316th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -25

Wake Forest Demon Deacons will tip off their matchup over South Carolina State Bulldogs as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -25. Our analysis like’s Wake Forest’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Wake Forest and South Carolina State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Wake Forest, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Demon Deacons don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.

 


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