Wake Forest at Appalachian State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread. The Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 3-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/17/17 DL Paris Black None probable Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/17/17 OL Phil Haynes Calf injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have run for 697 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 156 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 17 times for 127 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 131. They have run 229 plays this season for 1,384 yards, which ranks them 60th in Division 1 in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 6 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. John Wolford averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 36 passes on 56 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 174.6. He has thrown for 500 yards this season.
The Demon Deacons rush defense has allowed 117 attempts for 391 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. Wake Forest has committed 9 penalties for 84 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in college football. They are 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 27. They have surrendered a total of 820 yards on D, which is 31st in the country. The Demon Deacons are ranked 14th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 35 passes on 87 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, placing them 27th and 53rd in Division 1. The Wake Forest pass defense has also given up a total of 429 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 17th in D-1. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 650 yards on 15 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 46th in Division 1 in punting average. Wake Forest is ranked 8th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 146 punt return yards and average 16.2 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 120 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 20 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,650.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 70th in the country in points scored with 84. They have run 190 plays this year for 1,186 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 40th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 58 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 526 yards as a unit, which ranks 57th in college football. They've run 108 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. Appalachian State has been penalized on offense 25 times for 268 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. Taylor Lamb has passed for 622 yards this year. He's completed 47 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 170.1. He averages 10.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 37th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 51. They have given up a total of 867 yards on D, which is 35th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 39 throws on 73 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, ranking them 31st and 30th in the nation. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 444 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 114 attempts for 423 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 24 penalties for 217 yards on defense this year. That places them 109th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 18th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 42 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 67th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 148 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 25 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,376. The Mountaineers have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 34th in college football. Appalachian State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 689 yards on 17 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -3
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