Game Preview - Demon Deacons underdogs vs Hokies at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
BB&T Field will feature Demon Deacons vs. Hokies on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 7 action.
They will face the 5-1 Hokies, who own a 1-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Demon Deacons are 4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hokies are 2-4 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Demon Deacons as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 41 and the Hokies at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 40-37 result in favor of the Hokies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 32-ranked offense (34.6 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 14 at 16.3 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 303.8 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (206.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hokies feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing -4.5 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.
Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 38-35 result against Miami on October 8. Virginia Tech failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 73 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Wake Forest won its last outing, a 35-30 result against Florida State on October 8. Wake Forest covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Hokies at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games at home
Wake Forest is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Virginia Tech home to Boston College, Saturday, October 22
Wake Forest at Duke, Saturday, October 22