Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Syracuse Orange and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will battle in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday, January 8 at 2:00 PM (ET) at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston, Salem. 

 

The Syracuse Orange are 1-2 in ACC and are 7-7 overall while the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-2 in the conference and are 12-3 overall.  Syracuse ended last season in eighth-place at 9-7 and 18-10 overall while Wake Forest ended last season second to last at 3-15 and 6-16 overall. 

 

Last Wednesday, Syracuse Orange took a one-point devastating loss against the Miami Hurricanes.  Syracuse led 44-30 in the first half but couldn’t stop Miami’s 58 points in the second half to a final score of 88-87. 

 

Joe Girard III led in scoring with 26 points, including 7 three-pointers.  Jesse Edwards scored 22 points, 8 rebounds, and a career-high 7 blocks.  Cole Swider added 20 points while Buddy Boeheim was limited to 9 points.

 

  The Orange shot 49.2%, 53.1% in three-point shooting, and 66.7% in free throws.  They outrebounded Miami 37-34 and blocked 8 times but were forced to turn over the ball 19 times.     

 

As a team, Syracuse is averaging 78.9 ppg points which is tied for 47th.  Their 36.4 rebounds is tied for 203rd.  The 15.5 assists per game is tied for 81st in the NCAA Men’s basketball. 

 

Buddy Boeheim leads with 18.7 ppg.  Cole Swider leads with 6.9 rpg.  Joseph Girard II leads 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game.  Jesse Edwards leads in field goals at 72.8% and 3.1 blocks per game.  

 

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Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Predictions 1/8/2022

 

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to extend their 76-54 win over the Florida State Seminoles.  Jake LaRavia scored 22 points, was 6 of 9, and made 9 of 11 free throws.  Alondes Williams added 20 points while Khadim Sy had 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. 

 

The Demon Deacons were 45.5% in shooting, made 5 of 19 three-points, and 21 of 27 free throws.  They dominated the Seminoles in rebounds 53-30 but were forced to turn over the ball 22 times.    

 

As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 80.2 ppg points which is 33rd.  Their 36.8 rebounds is tied for 179th.  The 15 assists per game is tied for 95th in the league. 

 

Alondes Williams leads with 20.1 ppg, 5.1 assists, and 6.3 rpg.  Jake LaRavia leads with 61.2% in field goals and 1.7 steals per game.  Dallas Walton leads the way with 1.5 blocks per game.   

 

Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  The NCAAB pick is the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  Wake Forest is having a good season with only 3 losses in 15 games.  The Demon Deacons are shooting well at 48.2% in FG vs 45.9% from Syracuse.  Wake Forest is also ahead in offense and defense. 

 

Wake Forest averages 80.2 ppg vs and allows 68.3 ppg while Syracuse averages 78.9 and allows 76.5 ppg.  Wake Forest has been dominant at home and the total 6 point deficit will be enough for them to take the victory.  Taking the win at home is the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with a final score prediction and cover 79-68. 

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI

 

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB ODDS: Providence Friars -5.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 146.0

 

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