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Demon Deacons visit Cavaliers in Week 8 NCAAF clash

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsVirginia Cavaliers
Oct 20, 12:30 PM | Grass of Scott Stadium

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


The Cavaliers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Demon Deacons at Scott Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Cavaliers are 2-5 so far on the season, and 0-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, are 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Virginia go 4-2 and the Demon Deacons go 4-1 on the totals.

View Wake Forest vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Cavaliers were listed as 5.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines. The total was 52.5 Friday at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 64 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Demon Deacons, who rate No. 115 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 20-18 victory for the Demon Deacons.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 23.1 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 90 this week at 31 PPG. The Cavaliers aerial game is averaging 283.6 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons secondary allows through the air, 216 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 89-rated road run defense, allowing 219 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Wake Forest was a 19-14 loser on the road against Maryland. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time out for the the Demon Deacons, they were scorched by WinningWR for 130 receiving yards against the Terrapins in a 19-14 loss at Byrd Stadium.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 27-20 loser as they battled Maryland at home. Virginia failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Parks ran through the Maryland defense for 129 yards in Virginia's last game, but the Cavaliers still lost a 27-20 decision at Scott Stadium.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Demon Deacons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Wake Forest is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
Virginia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Clemson, Thursday, October 25
Virginia at North Carolina State, Saturday, November 3