Black Knights take on Demon Deacons in Week 4 contest
Army Black Knights vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Black Knights on Saturday when they take on the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field in Week 4 action.
The Demon Deacons currently sports a record of 2-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-2 ATS. The Black Knights are 0-2 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Demon Deacons post a 2-0 over under record this season, while the Black Knights have gone 1-1 against the number.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Demon Deacons as 7.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Demon Deacons sit at No. 103 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Black Knights are at No. 53 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Demon Deacons will win this game 12-10.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 117-ranked offense (16 PPG) against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 118 at 41.5 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 213.3 yards per game, less than the Black Knights give up through the air (278.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Black Knights own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 228 yards per game when on the road. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Army, they were a 41-40 loser as they battled Northern Illinois at home. Army covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 81 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Wake Forest was a 52-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 28-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Wake Forest was hammered in its last outing, as Florida State ran up a 52-0 score against them at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
A few Black Knights at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Army's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 6 games
Army is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Army is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Wake Forest is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Wake Forest is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Army home to Stony Brook, Saturday, September 29
Wake Forest home to Duke, Saturday, September 29