Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils in NCAAF odds tilt
Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
A key Week 5 battle has the visiting Blue Devils travelling to Wake Forest on Saturday to face the Demon Deacons.
They will face the 3-1 Blue Devils, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Demon Deacons are 3-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Devils are 2-1 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 3 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Demon Deacons, currently No. 115 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Blue Devils, who rate No. 76 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 42-22 victory for the Blue Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 92-ranked offense (24.2 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 78 at 26.8 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 215.2 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (237.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Blue Devils own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92 yards per game when on the road. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 87 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 38-14 winner as they battled Memphis at home. Duke covered in the match as a 21.5-point favorite, while 52 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Sean Renfree throttled the Tigers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 314 yards as Duke handed Memphis a 38-14 defeat.
Wake Forest won its last outing, a 49-37 result against Army on September 22. Wake Forest covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 86 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Wake Forest got a 129-yard performance from Josh Harris as a key part of its 49-37 win over Army.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Blue Devils at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Duke is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Duke is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Duke is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duke
Wake Forest is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing Duke
Duke home to Virginia, Saturday, October 6
Wake Forest at Maryland, Saturday, October 6