Vanderbilt Commodores vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
Vanderbilt shoots for its first eight-win season in 30 years when it visits 5-6 Wake Forest Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ESPNU).
The Commodores, winners of their last five games, were early 12-point road favorites over the Demon Deacons, who need a victory to become bowl-eligible.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Demon Deacons pegged as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Demon Deacons and the No. 51-ranked Commodores, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 32-12 result in favor of the Commodores.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 117-ranked offense (18.3 PPG) against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 16 at 18 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 202.2 yards per game, more than the Commodores give up through the air (174.9 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Commodores feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 159.8 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 41-18 winner as they battled Tennessee at home. Vanderbilt covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Vanderbilt won its last game, 41-18 over Tennessee on Saturday, behind a 115-yard receiving performance from Jordan Matthews at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Wake Forest lost its last outing, a 38-0 result against Notre Dame on November 17. Wake Forest failed to cover in that game as a 23.5-point underdog, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Wake Forest didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame blasted them 38-0 in Week 12 action.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
A few Commodores at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Vanderbilt is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Wake Forest is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games