Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at BB&T Field. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Cavaliers are 4-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-1. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Kurt Benkert finished with 238 yards through the air for Virginia last week. He completed 25 passes out of 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led in rushing by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 66 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Doni Dowling was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 322 yards for the game. The Cavaliers ran for 84 yards on 28 attempts.
John Wolford finished with 220 yards passing for Wake Forest last week. He went 23 for 43, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led on the ground by John Wolford, who finished with 66 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Tabari Hines led the team in receiving with 79 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Wake Forest had 17 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 343 yards for the contest. The Demon Deacons ran for 123 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Virginia scores 26.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 86th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.4 passes on 41.4 attempts for a 56.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 34th in college football. The Cavaliers run for an average of 109.9 yards per game on 30.8 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 121st in the nation. They also run 72.1 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 374.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Cavaliers average 20.8 first downs per game which ranks them 74th in the country. They accumulate 61.8 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 40th in the nation.
Virginia allows 294.5 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in D-1, and they allow 32.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 21.9 completions on 35.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.1. The Cavaliers allow 168 rushing yards per game on 38.8 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 67th in the country. Virginia allows 462.5 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 110th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 61.8 yards per game, ranking them 97th among D-1 teams.
Wake Forest averages 20.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 120th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.4 passes per game on 29.9 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 178 yards through the air per game, ranking them 109th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 156.3 yards per game on 39.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 88th on the ground. They also run 69.8 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 334.3 yards per game, ranking them 120th in the country on offense. The Demon Deacons get an average of 18.4 first downs per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. They average 37.1 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 119th in college football.
Wake Forest allows an average of 244.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 84th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th in the nation. They give up 18.3 completions on 30.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 134.1 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 34th in the country. Wake Forest allows 379 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 45th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 51.3 yards in each contest, ranking 50th in the nation.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 2-5-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 4-3-1 this season
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 WR Warren Craft Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/30/16 DE Christian Baumgardner Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/14/16 CB Darious Latimore Knee out for season
10/14/16 CB Myles Robinson Toe out for season
09/27/16 OG Sean Karl Back out for season
09/27/16 CB Tim Harris Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 DE Christian Brooks Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 LB Malcolm Cook Illness out for season
10/30/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
Tony's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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