Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 12/23/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+1.5)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-5) are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Friday, December 23, 2022 where they will go up against the Missouri Tigers (6-6) in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. Wake Forest opens as 1.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 60.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 7-5 for this year. In their last matchup, the Demon Deacons faced the Duke Blue Devils and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 34-31. Sam Hartman connected on 26/42 with 347 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 150.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Justice Ellison was the best rusher for the Demon Deacons with 10 carries for 42 yds (4.2 yards per attempt). The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ran the football 32 times and accrued 106 yards, which is an average of 3.3 yards per tote. Overall, they had 74 plays which gave them a total of 453 yds. Wake Forest gave up 29 pass completions on 41 tries for a total of 391 yds, and a completion rate of 70.7%. In the running game, the Demon Deacons gave up 116 yds on 30 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yds per run allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 36.8 points per game. As a team they're averaging 132.5 yards in the run game ranking this team at 92nd in the country. The Demon Deacons have tallied 5,365 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Wake Forest has compiled 40 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Wake Forest has accumulated 308 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 56 penalties for 466 yards. They have turned the ball over 18 times.
The Demon Deacons are ranked 95th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 29.3 PPG. They are giving up 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 137.6 rushing yards per game on the season. Overall, they have given up 1,651 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Demon Deacons have conceded 3,276 yds which has them sitting in 113th in Division 1. They have given up 273.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they have surrendered 410.6 yards/game which has them ranked 95th in college football. They have surrendered 28 touchdowns through the air as well as 13 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 6-6 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 29-27 when they faced the Arkansas Razorbacks. Brady Cook carried the ball 18 times for 138 yards, finishing the contest with 7.7 yds per carry for Missouri. Brady Cook (1 TD) ended the contest with 242 yards on 16/26 through the air while his QB rate was 152.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. Missouri relinquished 38 running attempts for 113 yds (3.0 yds per rush). The Tigers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 71.4%, surrendering 212 yds on 20 for 28 passing. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 468 yds while running 65 plays (7.2 yds per play). Missouri ran for 5.8 yds per attempt, finishing with 226 yds on 39 carries.
The Missouri Tigers hold an average of 371.0 yards/outing, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The Missouri offense has compiled 743 penalty yds on 92 infractions, which ranks them 12th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign so far, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 2,548 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 212.3 passing yards per contest, which ranks 91st in Division 1. When it comes to how much they score, the Tigers are ranking 83rd in D-1 with an average of 25.5 points per game.
Missouri has surrendered a total of 1,526 rushing yards (127.2 yards per game) in addition to 18 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have conceded 16 touchdowns through the air and 209.9 yards/game, ranking them 42nd in college football. The Tigers defense has taken the field for 770 plays, which ranks 21st in the nation. The Tigers are giving up 25.0 PPG, which has them 58th in college football. In total, they have conceded 300 total points.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +1.5
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