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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Wake Forest Demon Deacons Underdogs vs Cardinals at Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host Louisville on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-2-1 ATS mark against the 5-3 Cardinals in NCAA college football betting action at BB&T Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 4-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 35-30 result in favor of the Cardinals. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisville Cardinals vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-3 overall and 4-2-1 ATS against the spread, while the Cardinals are 5-3 and 1-6-1 ATS. As for the totals, Wake Forest is 3-4 on the OU, and Louisville is 5-3 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Louisville injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons rated this week at No. 70 and the Louisville Cardinals sitting at No. 32.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wake Forest Demon Deacons No. 59-ranked offense (29.71 PPG) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that ranks No. 88 at 29.38 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 227 yards per game, less than the Louisville Cardinals give up through the air (233.88 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Louisville Cardinals feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 94 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 37 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Seminoles, they had no answer for Lamar Jackson as the Cardinals rolled to a 31-28 victory at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Greg Dortch was good for 125 receiving yards in the Demon Deacons's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 38-24 to the Demon Deacons.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 1-10-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Louisville is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Louisville is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisville is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games
  • Wake Forest is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Virginia, Saturday, November 11th
Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 4th