Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-15) at Syracuse Orange (16-8)
|Date & Time||Sunday February 11, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Syracuse Orange -7.5 -- Over/Under:
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Syracuse Orange meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Carrier Dome.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons need a win here after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 74.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Bryant Crawford is averaging 16.3 points and 4.9 assists while Keyshawn Woods is averaging 12.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Doral Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Childress is dishing 3.7 assists. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost six straight road games.
The Syracuse Orange also need a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 68.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Tyus Battle is averaging 19.7 points and three rebounds while Frank Howard is averaging 15.2 points and 4.9 assists. Oshae Brissett is the third double-digit scorer and Paschal Chukwu is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won six of their last nine home games.
The Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Orange are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Orange last 7 home games and the over is 13-6 in Demon Deacons last 19 road games.
The Syracuse Orange have been hit or miss all season long, but they've been rather solid at home this season where that zone defense is allowing just 58.1 points on 37.1 percent shooting. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons appear to be a team that's counting the days until the season is over, as the defensive effort isn't there and the SU losses and failed covers are piling up. There's just no value in backing Wake Forest in its current form. Syracuse should run away with this game.