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Wake Forest vs Boston College Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Demon Deacons vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Boston College Eagles
  • Where: Chestnut Hill at Silvio Conte Forum
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Wake Forest -2.5, WAKE -148 | BOSCOL +120 O/U 139.0

Demon Deacons Preview:

The Wake Forest will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-5. On the road, the Demon Deacons will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 2-4. This season, Wake Forest has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 9-2. For today’s contest, Wake Forest has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby, who is averaging 17.82 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 23.17% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.12 rebounds per game and 5.94 assists. Cameron Hildreth is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 12.47 points per game. Between him and Hildreth, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.

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Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs Boston College, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 48.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Demon Deacons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 316th in possessions per game.

Eagles Preview:

Boston College will take the floor against the Demon Deacons with an overall record of 8-9. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 8-5. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Boston College’s leading scorer this season is Makai Ashton-Langford, who is averaging 12.27 points per contest. So far, Ashton-Langford has accounted for 16.62% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.07 rebounds per game and 2.13 assists. Jaeden Zackery is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.29 points per game. Between him and Zackery, they are accounting for 32.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boston College this season, as they are currently ranked 336th in college basketball at 66.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 419th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Boston College Eagles +2.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as the favorites to win. Not only do the Boston College Eagles have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 5-5, but Wake Forest also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -2.5 in favor of the Demon Deacons is too high and there is good value on grabbing Boston College vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Boston College taking the points.

 


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