The Charlotte 49ers (3-4) will be at home in Dale F. Halton Arena when they challenge the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 159 points with Wake Forest set as a 7.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Charlotte 49ers Betting Preview
In the Demon Deacons last game, they won big over the Richmond Spiders, 82-53. With 15 points and seven assists, Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford played well. Wake Forest played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.263 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.6 (below their season average of 31.9). Richmond was 0.085 and 18.4, respectively, for those same stats.
The 49ers are hoping for a better outcome after their 87-82 loss to the James Madison Dukes in their last matchup. With 16 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, Jon Davis had a solid game for Charlotte. James Madison’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Charlotte. The Dukes had a rate of 27.0 (below their season average of 35.6), while the 49ers posted a mark of 17.1 (below their season average of 27.6).
Charlotte could put on a ball-control clinic in this meeting. Dating back to last season, Charlotte ranks 53rd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while Wake Forest has forced the 53rd-fewest turnovers (17.2 percent). Also, the 17th-ranked offense of the Demon Deacons (offensive efficiency of 116.0) will try to exploit the 284th-ranked defense of the 49ers (defensive efficiency of 108.1).
Of Wake Forest’s 7 games that accepted bets, five have finished under the projected point total, while 2 of Charlotte’s 4 games have finished over the O/U total. The Demon Deacons hold a significant advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-4 SU and 3-4 ATS, while the 49ers are 3-4 SU and 0-4 ATS.
The Demon Deacons won the sole contest against the 49ers last season, 91-74. The Demon Deacons played a flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.509 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 34.6. For those same stats, the 49ers put up marks of 0.217 and 28.2, respectively.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Charlotte 49ers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wake Forest, ATS Winner – Wake Forest, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The 49ers rank 153rd in steals per game (6.3) while the Demon Deacons rank 228th (5.5).
- Wake Forest ranks 105th in blocks per game (3.7) while Charlotte ranks 134th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Charlotte ranks 62nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Wake Forest ranks 270th (23.4).
- The Demon Deacons rank 89th in rebounds allowed per game (33.7) while the 49ers rank 297th (39.0).
- Wake Forest ranks 79th in assists per game (14.9) while Charlotte ranks 232nd (12.4).