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Demon Deacons vs Hurricanes Game Preview

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsMiami Hurricanes

Miami, off to its best start in almost a decade, has risen from the ranks of the un-ranked to No. 7 in the season's first BCS standings.

The 6-0 Hurricanes will try to stay on the move when they host 4-3 Wake Forest Saturday afternoon down at Sun Life Stadium (noon ET, ESPNU).

Miami stayed unbeaten by rallying from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat North Carolina last Thursday 27-23.

The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, have won two games in a row, after dispatching of Maryland Saturday 34-10.

In the early betting the 'Canes, who won the last meeting between these teams three years ago by a 28-27 score, were favored by 21 points over Wake.

The Hurricanes sit at 6-0 (4-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 4-3 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Miami is 3-3 OU, and Wake Forest is 1-6 OU.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 22-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 15 and the Demon Deacons sitting at No. 104. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 47-25 result in favor of the Hurricanes this week.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 34-10 winner as they battled Maryland at home. Wake Forest covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Miami's aerial attack generated 322 yards and the Hurricanes came away with a 27-23 victory over North Carolina at Kenan Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 42.17 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 20.29 PPG. The Hurricanes aerial game is averaging 282.67 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons secondary allows through the air, 225.86 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 90-rated road run defense, allowing 209.33 yards per game. Miami, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

A few Demon Deacons at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Miami is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest at Syracuse, Saturday, November 2nd
Miami at Florida State, Saturday, November 2nd