Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Xavier Musketeers - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (11-0) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
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The Xavier Musketeers will travel to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-2 and are coming off of a win against Coastal Carolina by a score of 83-77. Wake Forest led for most of the game and was able to withstand a late push by their opponent. Bryant Crawford had 19 points and 9 assists for Wake Forest. Greg McClinton added 13 points and 3 rebounds for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest out rebounded their opponent by a total of 34-25 and had 23 assists in their victory. Wake Forest is averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 78.8 points per game. Wake Forest is also averaging 41 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Devin Thomas is averaging 17.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game, while Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for Wake Forest. Wake Forest is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Xavier Musketeers are 11-0 and are coming off of a win against Auburn by a score of 85-61. Xavier out scored their opponent by a total of 15 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Jalen Reynolds had 18 points and 6 rebounds for Xavier. James Farr added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Musketeers. Xavier out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-26 and had 20 assists in their victory. Xavier is averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 62.9 points per game. Xavier is also averaging 42.9 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 14.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, while Myles Davis is averaging 11.1 points per game and 3 assists per game for Xavier. Xavier is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
Xavier is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games. Xavier is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games. The under is 7-3 in Xavier’s last 10 games. Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Wake Forest is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the Big East. The under is 5-1 in Wake Forest’s last 6 games against the Big East.
Xavier is playing great basketball this season and is showing no signs of letting up. Xavier has been rolling over opponents, while their defense has been really good. Wake Forest has won 5 games in a row and has seemed to find their groove on offense. With Wake Forest being at home, I am going to pick them in this matchup.