Game Preview - Demon Deacons underdogs vs Wolfpack at Wake Forest

North Carolina State Wolfpack Wake Forest Demon Deacons
3-1 October 05, 2013, 03:30 | BB&T Field 2-3

 

The Demon Deacons will do battle with the visiting North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

Backers of the Demon Deacons have seen them go 2-3 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Wolfpack are at 3-1 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 1-3, while the Demon Deacons are 1-4.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 8-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada. The over under line was 47 over at [custom:bolg-link.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 115-rated Demon Deacons and the No. 49-ranked Wolfpack, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 33-16 result in favor of the Wolfpack.

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Wake Forest was hammered in its last outing, as Clemson ran up a 56-7 score against them at Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 106-ranked offense (18.4 PPG) against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 32 at 18.75 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 202.8 yards per game, less than the Wolfpack give up through the air (221.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wolfpack own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 209.33 yards per game when on the road. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Wolfpack at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
North Carolina State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
North Carolina State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Wake Forest is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
Wake Forest is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
North Carolina State at Syracuse, Saturday, October 12th
Wake Forest at Maryland, Saturday, October 19th