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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Hosting the Louisville Cardinals Week 9 Odds and Betting Pick

The visiting Louisville Cardinals hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at BB&T Field against the Demon Deacons.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 9.5 for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-17 result in favor of the Cardinals. 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

The Louisville Cardinals will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-5 ATS. Louisville is 3-4 against the over under total, while Wake Forest is 5-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Louisville injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 107-rated Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the No. 67-rated Louisville Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wake Forest Demon Deacons No. 119-ranked offense (18.62 PPG) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that ranks No. 38 at 22.29 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 230.38 yards per game, more than the Louisville Cardinals give up through the air (193.57 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Louisville Cardinals own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 122.67 yards per game when on the road. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 97 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cardinals were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Eagles by a score of 17-14.

In their last game, the Demon Deacons were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 35-17 score against North Carolina State.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
  • Louisville is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Louisville is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 9 games
  • Wake Forest is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Syracuse, Saturday, November 7th
Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 14th