Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
Is No. 19 Wake Forest in danger of being upset on the road when the Demon Deacons take on Virginia Tech this afternoon at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
137 Wake Forest vs. 128 Virginia Tech
Saturday, November 9, 2019
3:30PM ET – Lane Stadium
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wake Forest is favored on the road, as the Demon Deacons are getting odds of -2.5 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 61 points. The public betting currently has 73 percent going on Wake Forest as the road 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.
Tech falls just short at ND
The Virginia Tech football team is coming off a narrow loss on the road last weekend to Notre Dame, getting edged 21-20. That snapped a three-game win streak for the Hokies and dropped them to 5-3 on the year. Tech is 2-2 in the ACC, 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total.
The Hokies are in the bottom half of the country on offense and defense. Tech is averaging 29 points and 375.8 yards per game on offense this year while giving up 28.5 points and 402.6 yards per contest. The Hokies have had to use three quarterbacks this year. Quincy Patterson II played last week, but has completed just 35 percent of his passes for 193 yards. Hendon Hooker has thrown for 580 yards and seven touchdowns, but is questionable to play this afternoon due to a knee injury. Deshawn McClease is the leading rusher with 507 yards and 3 touchdowns. Damon Hazelton is the leading receiver with 15 catches for 300 yards and six scores.
Wake Forest having strong year
Since losing at home to Louisville 62-59, Wake Forest has won back-to-back games, beating Florida State and N.C. State. The Demon Deacons are now 7-1 on the season, 3-1 in the ACC, 4-3-1 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
Wake Forest has been one of the top offensive teams in the nation this year, averaging 38 points and 510.6 yards per game. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 24.6 points and 400 yards per game. Jamie Newman has thrown for 2,059 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for 305 yards and five touchdowns, to lead the offense. Sage Surratt is the leading receiver with 62 catches for 948 yards and nine touchdowns, while Kenneth Walker III and Cade Carney have each rushed for 383 yards and three touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hokies are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.
The Demon Deacons 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in November.
Virginia Tech has won and covered the spread in four of the last five against Wake Forest, but these two haven’t met since 2014. The Demon Deacons have had a pretty favorable schedule thus far, playing in just two road games through eight games. That was at Boston College and at Rice. They didn’t cover in either game. Tech is coming off a strong road showing against Notre Dame and the Hokies have covered in three of their last four. I think they are turning the corner right now and are ripe to upset the Demon Deacons.
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