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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Host the Tulane Green Wave in Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Tulane visits Wake Forest on Thursday, hoping to send the Demon Deacons to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at BB&T Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Wake Forest Demon Deacons here saw them at Bovada as -16-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.)

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 21-18 result in favor of the Demon Deacons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tulane Green Wave vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-9 so far on the season, and 6-6 ATS vs the point spread. The Tulane Green Wave, meanwhile, are 3-9 and 6-6 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Wake Forest go 6-6 and the Tulane Green Wave go 7-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Tulane injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 100 (Wake Forest Demon Deacons) and the No. 124 (Tulane Green Wave) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Wake Forest's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 17.42 PPG, against a Tulane defense that ranks No. 111 this week at 36.25 PPG. The Wake Forest aerial game is averaging 228.25 yards per game, less than the Tulane Green Wave secondary allows through the air, 233.42 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tulane Green Wave own the league's No. 40-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 150.67 yards per game when on the road. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 127 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Tulane's last outing, Jordy Joseph threw for 343 yards in a losing cause against the Golden Hurricane, 45-34 at Yulman Stadium.

In Wake Forest's last outing, John Wolford threw for 338 yards in a losing cause against the Blue Devils, 27-21 at BB&T Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Tulane home to Southern University, Saturday, September 10th
Wake Forest at Duke, Saturday, September 10th