Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) vs. Duke Blue Devils (5-3)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 11/2/23 – As Week 10 of NCAAF action looms, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, standing at a neutral 4-4, are set to face the slightly better-performing Duke Blue Devils, who are currently 5-3 this season. With both teams jostling for position in the standings and looking to solidify their campaign’s trajectory, this matchup promises to be one of the top games to watch this week. For those seeking the best NCAAF free predictions, this clash at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium is sure to provide ample insight.
For Wake Forest, their season has been a mixed bag, with equal wins and losses. Running Back Demond Claiborne has been a consistent performer, accumulating 493 rushing yards with an average of 4.5 yards per rush attempt. Additionally, wide receiver Jahmal Banks has showcased his talent with 42 receptions, accumulating 476 receiving yards and securing 3 touchdowns. These key players will need to be in top form to tilt the scales in favor of the Demon Deacons.
Duke Blue Devils, with an additional win under their belt, are not to be underestimated. Their star Running Back, Jordan Waters, boasts of 488 rushing yards, averaging an impressive 5.9 yards per rush attempt. Jordan Moore, the wide receiver, has also made his mark with 33 receptions, a total of 440 receiving yards, and 3 touchdowns. These pivotal players could very well be the difference-makers in the upcoming face-off.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils Game Info
|When:||Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium|
Mitch Griffis QB vs. Riley Leonard QB
Mitch Griffis, the quarterback for Wake Forest, has accumulated 1,293 passing yards this season, achieving a completion rate of 57.3%. His tally of 9 passing touchdowns is notable, yet the 6 interceptions to his name have raised concerns about his game management under duress. The average of 7 yards per pass attempt from Griffis suggests a judicious equilibrium between caution and ambition.
Conversely, Riley Leonard, representing the Duke Blue Devils, has registered 1,102 passing yards, slightly eclipsing Griffis with a completion rate of 57.6%. With an equal number of touchdowns and interceptions, standing at 3 each, Leonard’s prudent style of play may very well be Duke’s tactical approach against Wake Forest. Leonard’s astute reading of the game and prompt decision-making are poised to be essential factors in the upcoming match.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Duke Blue Devils -330, Total Odds: 44.5
The current betting odds seem to favor the Duke Blue Devils significantly. Given their performance and home advantage, many would tilt towards Duke. However, with a total of 44.5, the game could be a low-scoring affair, and bettors should consider the under.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
Wake Forest’s recent record is worrisome for their backers. They are 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games and 1-4 straight up in their last five games. Interestingly, the total has gone under in 5 of their last 6 games, and they’ve had decent success against Duke, being 4-2 ATS in their previous 6 encounters.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke’s recent form looks strong with 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games and a straight-up record of 10-4 in their last 14 games. While the total has gone under in 4 of their last 6 games against Wake Forest, their home form against Wake Forest doesn’t inspire confidence with a 2-8 straight-up record.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 11/2/23 Betting Picks
Considering both team’s recent forms and the matchups’ intricacies, this game seems like a close call. Wake Forest’s recent ATS trends against Duke might be a tempting pick for some.
However, given the overall season performance and home advantage, Duke Blue Devils might have the edge here. For those seeking premium team trends and a bit of risk, betting on Duke covering the spread might be the way to go.
Free Pick and Prediction: Duke Blue Devils 24, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 17.