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Demon Deacons vs Blue Devils Preview

Duke Blue DevilsWake Forest Demon Deacons
8-2November 23, 2013, 12:00 | BB&T Field4-6

The Demon Deacons will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Blue Devils at BB&T Field in Week 13 action.

They bring a 4-6 record (4-6 ATS) to the Week 13 battle against the 8-2 Blue Devils, who are 8-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Wake Forest go 2-8 so far and the Blue Devils go 5-5.

View Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 45-rated Blue Devils taking on the No. 101-rated Demon Deacons in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 34-17 win for the Blue Devils on Saturday.

Duke was a 48-30 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (78) made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 115-ranked offense (17.8 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 33 at 23 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 208 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (235.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Blue Devils feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 120.67 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 117 in rushing offense at home.

A few Blue Devils at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 7 games
Duke is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Wake Forest
Wake Forest is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Wake Forest is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Wake Forest's last 17 games
Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Duke at North Carolina, Saturday, November 30th
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, Saturday, November 30th