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Clemson vs Wake Forest 12/2/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-1) vs. Clemson Tigers (6-2)
December 2, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Clemson Tigers -1.5 / Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1.5; Over/Under: +142
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Clemson Tigers meet in ACC college basketball action from Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday night.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will be out to build on their 78-75 win over Wisconsin in their last game. Tyree Appleby leads the Demon Deacons in scoring and assists with 19.6 PPG along with 5.5 APG while Daivien Williamson has 10.7 PPG and Cameron Hildreth has 12.3 PPG with 6.6 RPG and 3.6 APG as well this season. Andrew Carr has 10.9 PPG with 5.4 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Wake so far this season. As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 81.3 PPG on 48.5% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 75.7% from the foul line this season.

The Clemson Tigers will hope to keep the ball rolling after a 101-94 double OT win over Penn State last time out. Chase Hunter leads the Tigers in scoring and assists with 15.4 PPG and 5.2 APG while Brevin Galloway has 10.9 PPG with 2.8 RPG and 2.4 APG. Hunter Tyson has 14.1 PPG with a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass and PJ Hall has 10.6 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Tigers up to this point in the year. As a team, Clemson is averaging 75.8 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 39.7% from three and 73.6% from the foul line this season.

Wake Forest is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games following an ATS win. Clemson is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a win while the over is 17-7 in their last 24 home games. 

I get the case to be made on either side in this game, but I’m looking at Clemson here. Both teams are coming off of impressive wins in the ACC/Big Ten challenge, but Clemson’s usually a tough out at home and I’ve just been slightly more impressed with what I’ve seen from Clemson to this point. I think the Tigers get the job done at home in this one, so I’ll lay the points with the Tigers here. 

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Clemson Tigers -1.5

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