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Demon Deacons vs Warhawks Preview

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksWake Forest Demon Deacons
Sep 14, 12:30 PM | Turf of BB&T Field

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


Wake Forest will look to improve on its 1-1 record this week when they host Louisiana-Monroe in Week 3 action at BB&T Field on Saturday.

They will face the 1-1 Warhawks, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Demon Deacons are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Warhawks are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Demon Deacons here saw them open at 5Dimes as 3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Demon Deacons - Warhawks odds would favor the Demon Deacons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 26 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Warhawks sit at No. 52. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 26-22 win for the Demon Deacons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 91-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 50 at 22 PPG. The Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 205 yards per game, more than the Warhawks give up through the air (133.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Warhawks feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 305 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 48-10 winner in its last match at home against Grambling State. They failed to cover the 47.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 58 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time we saw the Tigers, they had no answer for Jyruss Edwards as the Warhawks rolled to a 48-10 victory at Malone Stadium.

Wake Forest was a 24-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Demon Deacons were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-10 score against Boston College.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Warhawks at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 9 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Wake Forest's last 9 games
Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Baylor, Saturday, September 21
Wake Forest at Army, Saturday, September 21