|2012 College Football Week 12 Odds: Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 15 November 2012 07:30|
Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame Odds
Notre Dame is 10-0 on the season and 6-0 at home while Wake Forest is 5-5 overall and 1-3 on the road. The Fighting Irish and the Demon Deacons are both 5-5 against the spread this season. Notre Dame won last year’s meeting, 24-17.
Trends show that Notre Dame is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games overall. Wake Forest has covered the spread in 10 of its last 11 games following a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Notre Dame is the clear favorite to win this game, as the Fighting Irish have odds of -23.5 points against Wake Forest on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 42 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Notre Dame favored by 22 points. The spread quickly jumped to 24 points, which was its peak, before falling back to Notre Dame -23.5.
Notre Dame is coming off a 21-6 win at Boston College last week. The Fighting Irish have won their last five games by no more than 17 points in each victory. The Irish currently lead in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing just 11.1 points per game. On offense, Notre Dame is only scoring 26.1 points per game. The offense is being led by running back Theo Riddick, who has rushed for 714 yards and four touchdowns.
Wake Forest is coming off a 37-6 loss at North Carolina State last week. The Demon Deacons have lost four of their last six games. On the season, Wake Forest is scoring just 20.1 points per game while the defense is allowing an average of 28.9 points per contest. Leading the Deacons this season is quarterback Tanner Price, who has thrown for 1,965 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Notre Dame receiver DaVaris Daniels is out with a shoulder injury while kicker Nick Tausch is questionable with a groin injury. Wake Forest tackle Steven Chase is questionable with a knee injury while guard Dylan Heartsill is out with a back injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are getting 54% of the wagers with odds of -23.5 points against Wake Forest on Saturday.