Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-15.5)
The Duke Blue Devils (3-4) are en route to Truist Field on Saturday where they will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-0). Duke is 15.5-point dogs. The total is set at 67.5.
The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 3-4 for this year. In their last game, the Blue Devils stepped onto the field against the Virginia Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 48-0. Gunnar Holmberg finished 20/34 with 134 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 80.2 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Mataeo Durant was the leader on the ground for the Blue Devils with 17 attempts for 82 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). The Duke Blue Devils rushed the ball a total of 35 times and tallied 110 yds, which had them averaging 3.1 yards per tote. In all, they ran 81 plays for 325 yards. Duke conceded 25 completions on 46 attempts for a total of 364 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.3%. Against the rush, the Blue Devils gave up 164 yards on 33 attempts, which is 5.0 yds per run allowed.
The Blue Devils have attained 3,321 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Duke has earned 6 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 14 different times. Duke has accumulated 160 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 49 infractions for 468 yds. As a unit they average 205.9 yards rushing which ranks them 28th in the country. In terms of scoring, the Duke Blue Devils are averaging 27.0 points per game.
In terms of passing yardage, the Blue Devils are allowing 1,945 yds which has them sitting in 121st in D-1. They have relinquished 277.9 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 55.1%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 444.7 yards/game which has them ranked 123rd in Division 1. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 4.3 yards per run and 166.9 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have given up 1,168 yards via the running game in 7 outings. The Blue Devils are sitting in 116th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 31.6 points per game.
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The Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 7-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Demon Deacons got the victory with a final of 70-56 against the Army Black Knights. Sam Hartman (5 TDs) walked away from the game with 458 yards on 23/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 268.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 15.8. Christian Beal carried the ball 8 times for 71 yds, ending the game with 8.9 yds per attempt for Wake Forest. Wake Forest rushed the ball for 8.3 yards per tote, finishing with 182 yards on 22 attempts. The Demon Deacons finished with 640 yards and they ran 51 plays (12.5 yards per play). The Demon Deacons pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 76.9%, surrendering 179 yards on 10 for 13 passing. Wake Forest surrendered 69 attempts on the ground for 418 yds (6.1 yds per carry).
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 469.9 yards per outing, which has them ranked 16th in Division 1. The Wake Forest offense has compiled 324 yards of penalties on 35 violations, which ranks 108th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year to this point, the Demon Deacons have thrown for a total of 2,081 passing yards as well as an average of 297.3 passing yards per outing, ranking them 16th in the nation. When it comes to how much they score, the Demon Deacons are ranked 5th in the nation by scoring 43.1 points per outing.
Wake Forest has allowed a total of 1,461 rushing yards (208.7 yards per contest) and 10 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 229.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 80th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons defense has taken the field for 521 plays, which is 102nd in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are conceding 26.3 points per game, which has them ranked 84th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 184 total points.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +15.5
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