Wake Forest at Texas A&M Belk Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Texas A&M Aggies host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Bank of America Stadium on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 2.5 point favorites. The Aggies have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 7-5-0 against the spread. The Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 8-3-1 while their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-3-1 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/03/17 RB Cade Carney Lower Body is "?" Friday vs Texas A&M
10/30/17 WR Greg Dortch Abdominal is out for season
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have run for 2,210 yards as a team, which ranks 48th in college football. They've run 490 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 65 times for 499 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 35th in the nation in points scored with 404. They have run 866 plays this season for 5,410 yards, which ranks them 35th in Division 1 in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 6.2 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 265 1st downs this year, placing them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. John Wolford averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 207 passes on 325 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.5. He has thrown for 2,792 yards this season.
The Demon Deacons rush defense has allowed 516 attempts for 2,300 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. Wake Forest has committed 55 penalties for 492 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in college football. They are 59th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 316. They have surrendered a total of 5,332 yards on D, which is 104th in the country. The Demon Deacons are ranked 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 254 passes on 460 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, placing them 110th and 125th in Division 1. The Wake Forest pass defense has also given up a total of 3,031 yards through the air, which is 100th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 19, which is 18th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 46 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,837 yards on 65 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. Wake Forest is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 264 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 40 kicks for 814 yards on special teams, ranking 40th in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 21 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,487.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 43rd in the country in points scored with 373. They have run 862 plays this year for 4,675 yards, which ranks them 67th in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 5.4 yards per play, which is 90th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 228 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas A&M has run for 1,908 yards as a unit, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 475 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. Texas A&M has been penalized on offense 60 times for 514 yards so far this year, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. Kellen Mond has passed for 1,375 yards this year. He's completed 117 throws while attempting 227 passes for a completion percentage of 51.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 108.8. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.
Texas A&M is 82nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 344. They have given up a total of 4,664 yards on D, which is 59th in D-1. The Aggies are 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 214 throws on 364 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, ranking them 53rd and 52nd in the nation. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,683 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 484 attempts for 1,981 yards this season, putting them in 64th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 66 penalties for 538 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas A&M is 108th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 205 punt return yards and average 18.6 yards per return, which is 1st in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 761 yards on special teams, which puts them 50th in kick return yardage. The Texas A&M Aggies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,641. The Aggies have tried 22 field goals this year and made 17, which is 30th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Texas A&M kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 43 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,505 yards on 76 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -2.5
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