Wake Forest vs. Syracuse ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Wake Forest vs. Syracuse ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 9 seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-13, 10-10 ACC) are 3-point favorites in the ACC Tournament when they play the No. 8 seed Syracuse Orange (17-14, 10-10 ACC) on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum, beginning at 12:00 PM on ESPN. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s point total is set at 153.5.

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Odds

  • Wake Forest odds to win: -164
  • Syracuse odds to win: +139
  • Spread: Wake Forest (-3)
  • Total: 153.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum

Who Will Win Wake Forest vs. Syracuse?

Wake Forest and Syracuse Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Wake Forest is 8-8 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.

Syracuse has a 5-5-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 3 points or more.

These teams average a combined 150.8 points per game, 2.7 fewer points than the total of 153.5 set for this matchup.

Wake Forest and Syracuse have seen their opponents average a combined 6.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 153.5 set for this game.

Wake Forest’s average point total in matchups this year is 150.5, 3.0 points fewer than the total in this game.

The average total for Orange games this season is 6.6 fewer points than the point total of 153.5 in this outing.

The Demon Deacons’ ATS record is 16-15-0 this season.

So far this year, the Orange have put together a 16-14-1 record against the spread.

Wake Forest Stats & Insights

Wake Forest has a +92 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.9 points per game. It is putting up 76.7 points per game to rank 59th in college basketball and is giving up 73.8 per contest to rank 287th in college basketball.

Wake Forest ranks 239th in the country at 30.9 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 fewer than the 32.2 its opponents average.

The Demon Deacons knock down 1.3 more threes per game than the opposition, 9.5 (18th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.2.

Wake Forest’s 99.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 50th in college basketball, and the 95.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 282nd in college basketball.

The Demon Deacons are scoring 79.1 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 74.4 points per contest.

Syracuse Stats & Insights

Syracuse outscores opponents by 1.3 points per game (posting 74.1 points per game, 122nd in college basketball, and conceding 72.8 per outing, 261st in college basketball) and has a +42 scoring differential.

Syracuse is 210th in college basketball at 31.3 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 32.1 its opponents average.

Syracuse connects on 6.1 three-pointers per game (308th in college basketball) at a 35.4% rate (111th in college basketball), compared to the 10.3 per contest its opponents make, shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc.

Syracuse averages 94.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (148th in college basketball), and concedes 93.2 points per 100 possessions (228th in college basketball).

The Orange are scoring more points at home (76.5 per game) than away (70.7).

Wake Forest Key Players to Watch

The Demon Deacons leader in points and assists is Tyree Appleby, who puts up 18.8 points per game to go with 6.3 assists.

Andrew Carr is Wake Forest’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 5.8 boards in each contest while scoring 10.9 points per game.

The Demon Deacons get the most three-point shooting production out of Damari Monsanto, who makes 3.2 threes per game.

The Wake Forest steals leader is Appleby, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Carr, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

Syracuse Key Players to Watch

Joseph Girard III sits at the top of the Orange scoring leaderboard with 16.7 points per game. He also grabs 2.8 rebounds and dishes out 2.9 assists per game.

Jesse Edwards has a stat line of 10.3 rebounds, 14.5 points and 1.5 assists per game for Syracuse to take the top rebound spot on the team. Judah Mintz holds the top spot for assists with 4.5 per game, adding 16.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest.

Girard is the most prolific from deep for the Orange, hitting 2.8 threes per game.

Syracuse’s leader in steals is Mintz (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Edwards (2.6 per game).

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Syracuse (+3)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (153.5)

  • Prediction:
    Wake Forest 76, Syracuse 73
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