The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-2) face off against the No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (8-0) in the Wooden Legacy at Anaheim Convention Center. The game is scheduled to get underway at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Arizona Wildcats Free Prediction
In the Demon Deacons’ last game, they defeated the Long Beach State Beach, 88-75. The Demon Deacons had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 47.5 (above their season average of 30.2), while the Beach had a turnover percentage of 20.2 (above the 13.6 mark opponents have averaged against Wake Forest this season). Wake Forest was lifted by Olivier Sarr, who recorded 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Wildcats beat the Penn Quakers in their last game, 92-82. The Wildcats knocked down 18 of their 21 free throws (85.7 percent) and held the Quakers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below the 27.5 mark opponents have averaged against Arizona this season). Nico Mannion led Arizona in scoring with 24 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the field.
Arizona could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Arizona ranks 55th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.0 percent), while Wake Forest has forced the 21st-fewest turnovers (16.2 percent).
Wake Forest vs. Arizona Odds Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Arizona, ATS Winner – Arizona, O/U – Over
Arizona ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Wake Forest ranks 248th (7.2).
The Wildcats rank 72nd in assists allowed per game (11.8) while the Demon Deacons rank 271st (14.6).
Wake Forest ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (38.7) while Arizona ranks 192nd (35.0).
The Wildcats rank 161st in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while the Demon Deacons rank 248th (4.3).
Arizona ranks 207th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while Wake Forest ranks 257th (20.0).