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Blue Devils host Demon Deacons in Week 8 action

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsDuke Blue Devils
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Grass of Wallace Wade Stadium

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD3-3

The visiting Demon Deacons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Wallace Wade Stadium against the Blue Devils.

They battle the Demon Deacons, currently with a 4-2 mark (4-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-5 for the Blue Devils and 5-1 for the Demon Deacons.

View Wake Forest vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Blue Devils as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Devils rated this week at No. 83 and the Demon Deacons sitting at No. 45. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 34-23 result in favor of the Demon Deacons this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 81-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 58 at 25.8 PPG. The Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 297.3 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons give up through the air (232.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 37-rated road run defense, allowing 134.5 yards per game. Duke, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Wake Forest was a 38-17 loser at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 41-16 loser as they battled Florida State at home. Duke failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 57 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Demon Deacons at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games
Wake Forest is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Duke's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest at North Carolina, Saturday, October 29
Duke home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 29

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