Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Tennessee Volunteers Free Prediction 12/22/18

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An eight-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (9-1) when they take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-3) at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will air on ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Volunteers easily got past the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 86-41, while the Demon Deacons beat the North Carolina A&T Aggies 90-78.

Wake Forest played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 54.8 and a free throw rate of 0.464. North Carolina A&T was 22.9 and 0.220, respectively, for those same stats. The Volunteers, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.217 vs. 0.090) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.608 vs. 0.261). Tennessee rallied around Jordan Bone, who recorded 18 points and six rebounds. Jaylen Hoard, meanwhile played a key role for Wake Forest with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The Volunteers won the only game between these two teams last season, 79-60. Tennessee’s 0.607 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Wake Forest, who had a mark of 0.434.

Bone and Grant Williams have been playing well over the last five games for Tennessee. Bone has averaged 0 points, while Williams has put up 0 points a game during that span.

Tennessee could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. Since the 2017-18 season, the Volunteers rank 22nd in offensive efficiency, while Wake Forest ranks 258th in defensive efficiency.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Tennessee Volunteers Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Tennessee, ATS Winner – Wake Forest, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tennessee ranks second in assists per game (16.9) while Wake Forest ranks 192nd (13.4).
  • The Volunteers rank 187th in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while the Demon Deacons rank 238th (20.2).
  • The Demon Deacons rank 27th in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while the Volunteers rank 160th (34.5).
  • Tennessee ranks ninth in blocks per game (4.8) while Wake Forest ranks 111th (3.4).