The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-3) and the Houston Cougars (2-1) clash in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at Vines Center. Action gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
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In the Cougars last matchup, they edged the Liberty Flames, 68-66. With 18 points and six rebounds, Wes VanBeck had a good outing for Houston. The Cougars had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.3 vs. 15.2) and had a better turnover percentage (14.4 vs. 15.2).
The Demon Deacons come in on a high note after beating the Quinnipiac Bobcats in their last outing, 72-55. Chaundee Brown led the way for Wake Forest, putting up 16 points and seven rebounds. Wake Forest dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 16.8) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.506). For those same stats, Quinnipiac put up marks of 17.6 and 0.365, respectively.
This showdown figures to be a high-scoring affair as two of the NCAAs best offenses go head-to-head. Wake Forest ranks 18th with 115.8 points per 100 possessions and Houston is 43rd (112.7) since the 2016-17 season. Also, the Cougars rank eighth in turnover percentage (15.3 percent), while the Demon Deacons rank 304th in opponents turnover percentage (16.9 percent).
Houston Cougars vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Houston, ATS Winner – Houston, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cougars rank 125th in blocks per game (3.5) while the Demon Deacons rank 176th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
- Houston ranks 27th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while Wake Forest ranks 207th (14.0).
- The Cougars average 21.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 150th in the nation. The Demon Deacons rank 256th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
- Houston ranks 22nd in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Wake Forest ranks 127th (6.0).