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Wake Forest vs Clemson Pick & Preview: Friday, December 2nd Betting Odds

Demon Deacons vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Clemson Tigers
  • Where: Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum
  • Date: Friday, December 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Wake Forest +3.5, WAKE +139 | CLMSN -172 O/U 143.5

Demon Deacons Preview:

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 7-1. On the road, the Demon Deacons will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 1-1. So far, the Demon Deacons have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

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Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby who is averaging 19.62 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 24.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.38 rebounds per game and 5.5 assists. Cameron Hildreth is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 12.25 points per game. Between him and Hildreth, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.

Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs Clemson, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 8 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.

Tigers Preview:

Clemson will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 6-2. So far this season, Clemson has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-0. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Clemson has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1.

Clemson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chase Hunter who is averaging 15.38 points per game for the Tigers. Hunter 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 Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Hunter Tyson who has hit 43.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.12 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.

Free Spread Prediction: Clemson Tigers -3.5

If you are eying this matchup between Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Clemson Tigers as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Clemson to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Clemson shooting well enough to keep the Demon Deacons at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Tigers’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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