Syracuse vs. Wake Forest Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Syracuse Orange (16-14, 9-10 ACC) will try to halt a four-game losing streak when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-12, 10-9 ACC) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at JMA Wireless Dome as just 1-point favorites. The contest airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The matchup has an over/under of 156.5.
Syracuse vs. Wake Forest Odds
- Syracuse odds to win: -112
- Wake Forest odds to win: -107
- Spread: Syracuse (-1)
- Total: 156.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN3
- Where: Syracuse, New York
- Venue: JMA Wireless Dome
Who Will Win Syracuse vs. Wake Forest?
Syracuse and Wake Forest Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 1 point or more, Syracuse has a 10-8 record against the spread.
In games it has played as at least a 1-point underdog this year, Wake Forest is 7-5 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 5.1 fewer points per game (151.4) than this game’s total of 156.5 points.
Syracuse and Wake Forest have seen their opponents average a combined 9.6 fewer points per game than the point total of 156.5 set in this outing.
Syracuse’s average point total in matchups this year is 147.3, 9.2 points below the over/under in this game.
Demon Deacons games this year have averaged a total of 151 points, 5.5 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Orange’s ATS record is 15-14-1 this season.
The Demon Deacons’ ATS record is 16-14-0 this year.
Syracuse Stats & Insights
Syracuse averages 74.2 points per game (120th in college basketball) while allowing 73.1 per outing (272nd in college basketball). It has a +33 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 1.1 points per game.
The 31.1 rebounds per game Syracuse averages rank 225th in college basketball. Its opponents pull down 32.1 per contest.
The Orange knock down 6.2 three-pointers per game (299th in college basketball), 4.1 fewer than their opponents (10.3).
Syracuse averages 95.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (141st in college basketball), and gives up 93.8 points per 100 possessions (253rd in college basketball).
The Orange put up 76.8 points per game at home, compared to 70.7 points per game in road games, a difference of 6.1 points per contest.
Wake Forest Stats & Insights
Wake Forest puts up 77.2 points per game (54th in college basketball) while allowing 73.8 per contest (290th in college basketball). It has a +101 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 3.4 points per game.
Wake Forest pulls down 30.8 rebounds per game (241st in college basketball) while conceding 32 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.2 boards per game.
Wake Forest makes 9.5 three-pointers per game (20th in college basketball), 1.1 more than its opponents. It shoots 37.1% from beyond the arc (41st in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 34.9%.
Wake Forest ranks 39th in college basketball averaging 99.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 288th, allowing 95.5 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Demon Deacons average 79.1 points per game. On the road, they score 75.5.
Syracuse Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Orange this season is Joseph Girard III, who averages 16.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
Jesse Edwards leads Syracuse in rebounding, averaging 10 per game, while Judah Mintz leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.5 in each contest.
Girard leads the Orange in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
The Syracuse steals leader is Mintz, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Edwards, who compiles 2.6 rejections per contest.
Wake Forest Key Players to Watch
Tyree Appleby collects 18.7 points and tacks on 6.2 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Demon Deacons’ leaderboards in those statistics.
Andrew Carr grabs 5.8 rebounds per game (he also scores 11.1 points per game and adds 1.2 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Wake Forest rebounding leaderboard.
Damari Monsanto hits 3.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest’s leader in steals is Appleby (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Carr (one per game).
Syracuse vs. Wake Forest Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Wake Forest (+1)
- Pick OU:
Wake Forest 75, Syracuse 74
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