Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Malone Stadium

The Demon Deacons finished last season on a five-game losing streak, ending up at 4-8 SU. Wake Forest went 5-7 ATS on the season with a 2-4 ATS record at home and a 4-5 ATS mark as the underdog.

The Warhawks were an even 6-6 SU last season and 5-7 ATS. Louisiana-Monroe didn’t do much for bettors at home with a 1-4 ATS record, while as a favorite they were only 1-3 ATS.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks pegged as 5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 17-15 win for the Demon Deacons on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 6-6 overall and 5-7 ATS against the spread, while the Demon Deacons are 4-8 and 5-7 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana-Monroe is 5-7 on the OU, and Wake Forest is 3-9 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Louisiana-Monroe vs Wake Forest injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks rated this week at No. 95 and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons sitting at No. 91.

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How Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks No. 101-ranked offense (22.25 PPG) against a Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 38 at 24.08 PPG. The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks passing attack has averaged 237.5 yards per game, more than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons give up through the air (223 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 175.4 yards per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 23-21 loser as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. Wake Forest covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Demon Deacons suffered a Week 14 loss against Vanderbilt in their last game, falling 23-21 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Louisiana-Monroe won its last outing, a 31-28 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on November 30. Louisiana-Monroe covered in that game as a 17.5-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last gridiron battle, Rashon Ceaser did much of the damage, producing 110 receiving yards as Louisiana-Monroe beat the Ragin` Cajuns 31-28 at Cajun Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest home to Gardner-Webb, Saturday, September 6th
Louisiana-Monroe home to Idaho, Saturday, September 6th