The North Carolina A&T Aggies (3-9) can snap a seven-game road losing streak when they meet the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-5) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019, and it can be seen on ACC Network.
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In the Aggies’ last game, they lost to the Kent State Golden Flashes, 85-71. North Carolina A&T’s Andre Jackson had a solid performance, contributing 10 points and 13 rebounds. Kent State had a turnover percentage of 11.1 (better than their season average of 14.5). North Carolina A&T, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 25.8).
The Demon Deacons will look to maintain momentum after barely hanging on to beat the No. 23 Xavier Musketeers in their last matchup, 80-78. With 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting, Chaundee Brown was Wake Forest’s high scorer. The Demon Deacons knocked down 21 of their 27 free throws (77.8 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.536 (above their season average of 0.469).
This is the first time these teams will clash this year. The Demon Deacons won the only contest played against each other last season, 90-78. The Demon Deacons dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 54.8 and an absurd free throw rate of 0.464. For those same stats, the Aggies were 22.9 and 0.220, respectively.
The physical Wake Forest offense could be living from the charity stripe in this meeting. The Demon Deacons rank sixth in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.313, while North Carolina A&T ranks 309th in FTA rate allowed (0.273).
North Carolina A&T at Wake Forest ATS Prediction
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The Demon Deacons average 13.4 assists per game, which ranks 117th in the nation. The Aggies rank 136th in assists allowed per game (13.3).
North Carolina A&T ranks 248th in three pointers attempted per game (16.8) while Wake Forest ranks 256th (16.4).
Wake Forest ranks 49th in rebounds per game (39.3) while North Carolina A&T ranks 232nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.2).
The Aggies average 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 69th in the NCAA. The Demon Deacons rank 150th in steals allowed per game (7.6).
North Carolina A&T averages 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. Wake Forest ranks 129th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
The Demon Deacons have been outscored by an average of 4.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Wake Forest has defeated opponents by an average of 0.9 points.
During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 54.8 points per game (2.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (1.4 below their season average).