It will be a battle between ACC opponents when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-8, 1-5 ACC) welcome the Boston College Eagles (9-8, 3-3 ACC) to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The game can be seen on ACC Network at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Boston College Eagles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons ATS Prediction
In the Eagles’ last matchup, they were dismantled by the Syracuse Orange, 76-50. One of Syracuse’s largest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 12-12 (100.0 percent), while the Eagles were just 4-8 (50.0 percent). CJ Felder led Boston College in scoring with nine points on 4-for-9 shooting.
The Demon Deacons fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies in their last contest, 80-70. Virginia Tech’s turnover percentage was the team’s largest advantage over Wake Forest. The Hokies posted a mark of 11.7 (stronger than their season average of 13.1), while the Demon Deacons had a rate of 21.7 (above their season average of 18.0). Wake Forest’s Olivier Sarr had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, the Demon Deacons lost 77-70. Brandon Childress led both teams with 24 points and also added seven assists. The Eagles had a much better turnover percentage (8.7 vs. 19.7) and had a better free throw rate (0.274 vs. 0.210).
This could end up being a sloppy game for the Wake Forest offense. Wake Forest ranks 274th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.9 percent), while the pesky defense of Boston College forces the 38th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.6 percent).
Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Wake Forest, O/U – Under
Boston College ranks 25th in steals per game (8.9) while Wake Forest ranks 214th (5.0).
The Demon Deacons average 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 76th in the NCAA. The Eagles rank 253rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).
Boston College ranks 130th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while Wake Forest ranks 255th (17.4).
The Eagles rank 125th in blocks per game (2.9) while the Demon Deacons rank 141st in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
The Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 2.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Demon Deacons have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.4 points per game (1.5 above their season average).