Maryland favored by 4.5 against Wake Forest on Saturday
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
The Terrapins will try to win and cover the spread at Byrd Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Demon Deacons in Week 6 action.
Supporters of the Demon Deacons have seen them go 3-2 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Terrapins are at 2-2 and 2-1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Terrapins are 2-1, while the Demon Deacons are 4-0.
Betting Line: Maryland were sitting as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 56 (Terrapins) and the No. 120 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-17 result in favor of the Terrapins is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 108-ranked offense (21.2 PPG) against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 100 at 33.4 PPG. The Terrapins passing attack has averaged 187.2 yards per game, less than the Demon Deacons give up through the air (221 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Demon Deacons own the league's No. 123-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 385 yards per game when on the road. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Wake Forest was a 34-27 loser in their most recent outing at home against Duke. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out for the the Demon Deacons, they were scorched by WinningWR for 100 receiving yards against the Blue Devils in a 34-27 loss at BB&T Field.
Maryland was a 31-21 loser in its last match on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 27-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 52 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Maryland's aerial attack generated 305 yards but it was the Mountaineers coming away with a 31-21 victory over Maryland at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Demon Deacons at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing Maryland
Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Maryland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
Maryland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games when playing Wake Forest
Maryland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest
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Maryland at Virginia, Saturday, October 13