Wake Forest vs. Duke College Football Betting Odds, Analysis and Game Info
The best betting sites favor the road team when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Duke Blue Devils play on Saturday in college football action from Wallace Wade Stadium.
Wake Forest vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Wake Forest||-4½ (-110)||62½ (-110)||-190|
|Duke||+4½ (-110)||62½ (-110)||+165|
Betting Wake Forest Demon Deacons
WFU is the road fave according to the best online sportsbooks. Wake Forest heads into this matchup with a 4-3 record. The Demon Deacons had a four-game win streak ended by North Carolina in their last game.
Wake Forest has had a hit-and-miss season so far. For the most part the school has been competitive. Of the Deacons’ three defeats, only one was by more than six points (37-13 to Clemson). Wake Forest lost to NC State 45-42 on September 19. And they also lost to North Carolina 59-53 last weekend.
Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman had 429 yards with four TDs. Christian Beal-Smith rushed for 120 yards on 17 totes. Donavon Greene (170 yards and two TDs) and Jaquarii Roberson (167 yards and two TDs) led the receiving unit in that game.
Betting Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils are home dogs per the best betting sites. Duke is 2-6 this season. The Blue Devils are 1-2 in their last three games. They beat Charlotte and lost to NC State and North Carolina. The program has shown some promise this year. The Blue Devils weren’t really getting close in their first three games.
On the other hand, they lost to Virginia Tech by just seven. And they managed to defeat Syracuse the following week. Since then, it was an 11-point loss to NC State, a blowout victory over Charlotte and a blowout loss to UNC 56-24. In the loss to North Carolina, QB Chase Brice had 155 yards and one pick. Mataeo Durant rushed for 132 yards and a TD on 11 carries. Darrell Harding had five recs for 70 yards.
Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe said the team had hit “rock bottom” after their 56-24 loss to North Carolina on November 7 at Wallace Wade Stadium. “I addressed some of the things which are just not a part of our program — the way we play, the way we compete,” Cutcliffe said. “Showed enough tape of when we do compete how well we play. So you take that balance. You take the challenge, and we certainly had captains and players challenge teammates.”
“We didn’t win the battle in the trenches,” Cutcliffe said. “We did not win the battle, in that game, on the back end. You have to address that on the practice field. It’s not something you just talk about. I believe this team has done that.”
Wake Forest vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAF Pick
Duke is 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. And 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win. Wake Forest is 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games. And 6-1-1 ATS playing a team with a losing record. The Devils are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. And 9-2 ATS in their last 11 following a bye week. Duke is 2-6 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 1-5 ATS in their last six games played in November.
There is a lot to like about Wake Forest for users of the best College Football betting sites. Duke has had some stiff competition on their schedule. But they haven’t managed to find much stability on either side of the ball. The Devils have allowed 24 or more points in seven of eight games this season. That is not good news taking into account the Demon Deacons’ scoring prowess. Wake Forest will deliver a good showing in this one.