Wake Forest at Duke College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Wallace Wade Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 12.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 3-8-0 while their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-8-0 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/17/18 RB Matt Colburn II Ankle is OUT Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/11/18 WR Kendall Hinton Hip is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/11/18 DB Peyton Woulard Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Pittsburgh U
11/05/18 QB Sam Hartman Leg is out for season
09/26/18 LB Nate Mays Foot is out for season
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
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/11/18 WR Aaron Young Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
11/11/18 DT Ben Frye Knee is out for season
11/11/18 S Dylan Singleton Ankle is out for season
11/11/18 DT Edgar Cerenord Achilles is out for season
11/11/18 LB Joe Giles-Harris Knee is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
11/11/18 S Marquis Waters Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
11/11/18 S Michael Carter II Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
10/21/18 T Jaylen Miller Leg is out for season
10/07/18 RB Marvin Hubbard III ACL is out for season
09/09/18 CB Mark Gilbert Hip is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 61st in Division 1 in points scored with 331. They have run 900 plays this season for 4,828 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 5.4 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 266 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 2,276 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the country. They've run 519 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 44 times for 468 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Jamie Newman has thrown for 578 yards this season. He has completed 44 passes on 78 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.9. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Wake Forest is 110th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 392. They have surrendered a total of 5,319 yards on D, which is 121st in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 276 passes on 425 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, placing them 129th and 126th in the country. The Wake Forest pass defense has also given up a total of 3,133 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 437 attempts for 2,186 yards this year, putting them in 102nd place in D-1 against the run. The Demon Deacons have committed 69 penalties for 602 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 68th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is ranked 4th in the nation in punt returns with 30. They've accumulated 350 punt return yards and average 11.7 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 464 yards on special teams, ranking 79th in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 20 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,642. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 29th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,716 yards on 66 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 70th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils have run for 1,846 yards as a team, which ranks 65th in the nation. They've run 407 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 47 times for 397 yards so far this year, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. They are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 319. They have run 803 plays this year for 4,461 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this season, ranking them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones has completed 190 throws while attempting 315 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. He has passed for 2,106 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.4.
The Duke Blue Devils rush defense has given up 460 attempts for 2,328 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. They have had 63 penalties for 622 yards on defense this year. That places them 74th in Division 1. Duke is 52nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 270. They have given up a total of 4,516 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Blue Devils are 56th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 186 throws on 348 attempts against the Duke defense this season, ranking them 39th and 79th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,188 yards in the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 94th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Duke kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,396 yards on 59 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 81st in the NCAA in punting average. Duke is 17th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 116 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 111th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 504 yards on special teams, which puts them 69th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 19 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,080.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils -12.5
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