Wake Forest at Syracuse: 1/29/22 College Basketball Pick and Predictions

Wake Forest at Syracuse: 1/29/22 College Basketball Pick and Predictions Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange (9-11) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-4)

Game Info: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Carrier Dome)

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Syracuse Orange face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Carrier Dome. When these two teams faced off on January 8th it was Wake Forest that won 77-74. 

Alondes Williams was the top player for Wake Forest scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Jimmy Boeheim was the top player for Syracuse scoring 21 points and five rebounds. 

Wake Forest comes into this game with a 17-4 record overall and they have gone 13-8 against the spread. In the last game against Boston College, Wake Forest’s offense was elite scoring 87 points and that led to the 30 point victory. The Demon Deacons are averaging 79.6 points while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. The best player this season has been Alondes Williams who is averaging 20.4 points while shooting 54.5 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Syracuse Orange who sit with a 9-11 record and they have gone 9-11 against the spread. There weren’t a ton of expectations surrounding this team, but not many expected them to be this bad. Syracuse has lost two games in a row including the last game against Pittsburgh where they only scored 53 points. Syracuse is averaging 76.5 points while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. Buddy Boeheim has been the top player for Syracuse averaging 18.9 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

Wake Forest is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games. Syracuse is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Saturday. The under is 5-1 in Syracuse’s last six games. The under is 4-1 in Syracuse’s last five games against a team with a winning percentage above .600,. 

Syracuse struggled to score in the last game, but it’s going to be different in this game. Wake Forest is an elite offensive team but they don’t play a whole lot of defense. Look for both teams to finish over 80 points, and this game is going to go over the total. 

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