Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-6) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11/18/23 – Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take on Notre Dame Fighting Irish this Saturday for an eagerly anticipated Week 12 showdown of NCAAF action in a game that could decide their season trajectories and bowl eligibility. Wake Forest currently stands at 4-6 while Notre Dame stands at 7-3; an intense battle is guaranteed in this clash which promises an intense match-up for both sides. It showcases talent, strategy, and the sheer thrill of college football – making it a must-watch event for fans as well as a key focus for NCAAF picks and previews.
Examining Wake Forest Demon Deacons’ key players inevitably draws focus to quarterback Mitch Griffis and running back Demond Claiborne, in particular. Griffis boasts an admirable 130.5 passer rating but has struggled with interceptions; Claiborne adds a crucial dimension to Wake Forest’s offense with an average of 4.3 yards per rush and five touchdowns for an average of just under 4 per carry average; both of their performances, along with wide receiver Jahmal Banks (528 receiving yards), will play key roles in breaking through Notre Dame.
Notre Dame boasts impressive talent on their roster, including quarterback Sam Hartman and running back Audric Estime. Hartman boasts an impressive 154.4 passer rating with 18 touchdown passes to position himself as an effective leader on the field, while Estime’s nearly 1,000-yard season adds dynamic threats to Notre Dame’s offensive scheme. Chris Tyree averages 19.4 yards per reception which will prove crucial against Wake Forest’s defense.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Notre Dame Stadium|
Mitch Griffis QB vs. Sam Hartman QB
Mitch Griffis has had an outstanding season as Wake Forest’s quarterback. Completing 124 out of 207 attempts with a completion percentage of 59.9% and amassing an impressive completion percentage, he has proven to be an unwavering force for them despite facing 35 sacks! Griffis managed a passer rating of 130.5; his main challenge will be mitigating turnovers while taking advantage of his ability to make significant passes under pressure.
Sam Hartman of Notre Dame serves as a key component to their offense. His impressive season statistics, such as 62.8% completion rate and 18 touchdowns, demonstrate his role as a game-changer. Griffis may offer better sack-to-attempt ratio and higher passer rating; Hartman stands out in both areas due to his more efficient quarterbacking style under pressure; however, Hartman will rely heavily on decision making skills when under duress to navigate this match-up successfully.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3000, Total Odds: 46.5
The current betting odds heavily favor Notre Dame, with a -3000 moneyline, reflecting their stronger season performance and home-field advantage. The spread of -24.5 for Notre Dame indicates expectations of a fairly one-sided contest. However, the total odds set at 46.5 with equal odds for over and under suggest a balanced view of the scoring potential from both sides.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
Wake Forest has demonstrated an affinity for low-scoring games in six of their last eight matches, with six total UNDERs occurring over this span. Their struggle to secure victories, with just one victory being secured by SU in seven matches overall being especially worrisome; further evidenced by five road performances where total UNDER has occurred five out of six times!
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame has the opposite trend to Wake Forest: their totals have gone OVER 13 of 17 games over their recent 17 series, demonstrating their scoring prowess and home field advantage, where 7 out of 8 home totals went OVER and they are 13-4 SU over those same 17 matches – further cementing them as clear favorites; not to mention an incredible 12-2 mark against Atlantic Coast Conference competition as further assurance in their abilities.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Given the analysis and trends expert exclusive picks lean heavily in favor of Notre Dame. Their overall performance, both offensively and defensively, coupled with the home advantage, makes them a solid pick. The spread of -24.5, while large, seems justifiable given the comparative strengths of both teams. For prop bets, focusing on Notre Dame’s scoring capabilities and considering an OVER on the total odds could be a strategic choice.
Free Pick and Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish 35, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 10