Liberty Flames vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-16)
The Liberty Flames (2-0) are traveling to Truist Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0). Wake Forest opens this matchup as 16-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 63.5.
The Liberty Flames come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Flames took on the UAB Blazers and notched a win by a score of 21-14. Kaidon Salter went 13/25 with 202 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 119.9 and ended the game with no interceptions. Kaidon Salter was the leader on the ground for the Flames with 14 attempts for 79 yds (5.6 yds per carry). In all, they had 65 plays which gave them a total of 390 yards. The Liberty Flames ended up rushing 40 different times and accounted for 188 yds, which is an average of 4.7 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Flames conceded 241 yards on 43 attempts, which is an average of 5.6 yds per run allowed. Liberty allowed 10 completions on 15 attempts for 114 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
When it comes to scoring points, the Liberty Flames hold an average of 25.0 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 216.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 30th in D-1. The Flames currently have 837 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Liberty has compiled 2 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Liberty has 41 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 20 infractions for 191 yards. They have turned the football over 4 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Flames are conceding 251 yds which ranks them 11th in Division 1. They have conceded 125.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 53.6%. During this campaign, they have given up 372.0 yards/outing putting them 75th in college football. They have granted 0 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 246.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. During the season, they have allowed 493 rushing yards through 2 contests. The Flames are sitting in 56th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 20.5 points per contest.
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The Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Demon Deacons walked away with a victory by a final of 45-25 against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Quinton Cooley carried the rock 9 times for 57 yards, finishing the contest with 6.3 yards per carry for Wake Forest. Sam Hartman (4 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 300 yards on 18/27 passing while his QB rate was 208.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 11.1. Wake Forest allowed 34 attempts on the ground for 113 yards (3.3 yds per rush). The Demon Deacons passing defense conceded a completion rate of 61.5%, surrendering 181 yards on 16 out of 26 through the air. The Demon Deacons finished the contest with a total of 451 yds and they ran 67 plays (6.7 yards per play). Wake Forest ran for 3.8 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 151 yds on 40 carries.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 478.5 yards/game, which ranks them 31st in Division 1. The Wake Forest offense has 100 yards of penalties on 12 infractions, which has them sitting 76th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season so far, the Demon Deacons have compiled 594 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 297.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 27th in college football. In terms of how much they score, the Demon Deacons currently sit 20th in the country with an average of 44.5 points per contest.
The Demon Deacons are relinquishing 17.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in D-1. Wake Forest has conceded a total of 196 rushing yards (98.0 yards/game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush so far this season. This season, they have allowed 35 total points. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 160.0 yards per outing, ranking them 25th in the country. The Demon Deacons defense has been on the field for 128 plays, which ranks 38th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Flames +16
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