Notre Dame at Wake Forest College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at BB&T Field on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 6.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread. The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-3-0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important 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 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/16/18 TE Cole Kmet Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely
08/05/18 RB Dexter Williams Suspension is OUT weeks 1-4
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/16/18 DB Amari Henderson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/16/18 DB Luke Masterson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/16/18 WR Scotty Washington Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/16/18 DB Cameron Glenn Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/16/18 QB Jamie Newman Quad is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
06/14/18 QB Kendall Hinton Suspension Served is probable
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have run for 498 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 134 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 12 times for 123 yards so far this season, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. They are 96th in the nation in points scored with 70. They have run 213 plays this season for 1,100 yards, which ranks them 80th in Division 1 in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 5.2 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 70th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Wimbush averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 42 passes on 76 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.2. He has thrown for 589 yards this season.
The Fighting Irish rush defense has allowed 107 attempts for 321 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. Notre Dame has committed 15 penalties for 122 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in college football. They are 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 50. They have surrendered a total of 1,076 yards on D, which is 65th in the country. The Fighting Irish are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 129 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, placing them 120th and 124th in Division 1. The Notre Dame pass defense has also given up a total of 755 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 44th in the country in points scored with 108. They have run 280 plays this year for 1,642 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.9 yards per play, which is 70th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 808 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in college football. They've run 157 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. Wake Forest has been penalized on offense 9 times for 105 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. Sam Hartman has passed for 834 yards this year. He's completed 68 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 55.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 120.2. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Wake Forest is 83rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 78. They have given up a total of 1,370 yards on D, which is 106th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 70 throws on 114 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 115th and 113th in the nation. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 932 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 115 attempts for 438 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. The Demon Deacons have had 20 penalties for 186 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -6.5
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