Louisville vs. Wake Forest Prediction
Is No. 19 Wake Forest ready to continue its unbeaten season when the Demon Deacons play host to Louisville tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
121 Louisville vs. 122 Wake Forest
Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:30PM ET – BB&T Field
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wake Forest is the favorite at home this weekend, as the Demon Deacons are getting odds of -7 points against Louisville. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 65.5 points. The public betting currently has 74 percent going on Wake Forest as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wake Forest surprising many
Wake Forest is coming off a close win over Boston College two weeks ago on the road. The Demon Deacons are 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in the ACC, 2-2-1 against the spread and 3-2 with the under.
The Demon Deacons have been led by their high-powered offense that is averaging 35.8 points and 515 yards per game this season. Defensively, Wake is giving up 21 points and 393.2 yards per game. Jamie Newman has thrown for 1,521 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 262 yards and three scores to lead the offense. Sage Surratt is his leading receiver with 34 catches for 515 yards and six scores while Scotty Washington has 27 catches for 470 yards and six more touchdowns.
Louisville coming off a win
Louisville is coming off a 41-39 win over Boston College as well, at home last weekend, to move to 3-2 on the season. The Cardinals are 1-1 in the ACC and 3-2 against the spread, all while going 3-2 with the under thus far.
The Cardinals have been pretty good on offense, averaging 32.4 points and 484.6 yards per game this season. The defense is allowing 26 points and 393.6 yards per outing. Injuries have been an issue at QB, as Jawon Pass has missed three games with a foot injury and is questionable to play tonight. Malik Cunningham has played well in place of Pass, throwing for 721 yards and five touchdowns this season. He also has rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns. Javian Hawkins has rushed for 562 yards and two touchdowns to lead the ground attack while Tutu Atwell has caught 25 passes for 424 yards and five scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Demon Deacons are 4-1 against the spread in their last five against a winning team and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a bye.
Louisville is 0-8 against the spread in their last eight ACC games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games.
Wake Forest has won two straight against Louisville and covered the spread in five straight. However, the Deacons were the underdog in all five of those matchups. It’s tough to know if Wake Forest is for real, but what we do know is that Louisville isn’t anything too special. Their lone road appearance was an 11-point loss to an average Florida State team. Wake Forest has relied on grinding out wins, so the spread is a big of an issue, but I think Wake’s physicality is going to be a problem for the Cardinals. Louisville wore down against Notre Dame in the season opener and I could see the same thing happening tonight on the road.
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