Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Truist Field
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (-1)
Truist Field is the venue where Sam Hartman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-2) will play the Virginia Cavaliers (1-2) on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 63.5.
In the last game they played, the Virginia Cavaliers played the NC State Wolfpack and left there with a loss by a score of 38-21. Shane Simpson led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 37 yards on 7 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per carry. Terrell Jana led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 111 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch in this contest. Lindell Stone went 30/54 with 240 yards by way of passing and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
Concerning scoring, the Virginia Cavaliers are sitting at 27.3 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 139.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 53rd in D-1. The Cavaliers have attained 1,272 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Virginia has totaled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning passing yardage, the Cavaliers are conceding 799 yds which has them ranked 49th in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 390.3 yards per contest putting them at 46th in Division 1. The Cavaliers rank 68th in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 33.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 124.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 3 games played this season, they have relinquished 266.3 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 52.7%. Overall, they have given up 372 rushing yards through 3 games.
Brennan Armstrong has connected on 71 of his career 122 passes for a completion percentage of 58.2%. He is throwing for 77.6 yards per outing. For his career, Armstrong has thrown for 854 yds with 7 TD's and 8 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 122.8 with a touchdown rate of 5.7% and an interception rate of 6.6%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 54 times totaling 223 yards.
In their last outing, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced the Campbell Fighting Camels and took home the victory by a score of 66-14. Christian Beal-Smith paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards and he notched 3 TD's in this game. He rushed for a total of 130 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 6.5 yards per run. A.T. Perry was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 81 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 16.2 yards per reception in this game. Sam Hartman went 12/16 with 166 yards via the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Demon Deacons have thrown for a total of 804 passing yards along with an average of 268.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 24th in college football. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons maintain an average of 429.7 yards/game which is good for 30th in D-1. They average 161.7 run yards per game and have rushed for 485 yards overall. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Demon Deacons are sitting 14th in D-1 maintaining an average of 40.3 points per outing. The Demon Deacons are relinquishing 32.0 points per game, ranking them 64th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 96 total points. Wake Forest has allowed a total of 575 yards on the ground (191.7 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 270.3 yards/game, ranking them 66th in D-1.
Hartman has passed for 22 touchdowns while giving up 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.8% and his interception rate is 2.2%. He has rushed for 331 yards on 153 attempts. He averages 212.4 yds per game through the air with a 130.2 QB rating. In the 16 games in his college career, Sam Hartman has completed 262 of his 461 attempts for 3,398 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +1
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