PreviewMatchupProps
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
7-1
-2.5
75%
+2.5
25%
Virginia Tech Hokies
5-3
Sat, Nov 9 - 3:30p ET   |   ACCN   |   Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
By David Limbaugh

#19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Week 11 Football Live Odds / NCAA Free Predictions

Missing three weeks with a left shoulder injury didn't seem to bother Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman in the least.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
#19 Wake Forest Demon DeaconsLinesVirginia Tech Hokies
-125Opening Odds+105
-2 (-110)Spread+2 (-110)
Over 61.5 (-110)TotalUnder 61.5 (-110)
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsConcensusVirginia Tech Hokies
68%Spread32%
Over 52%TotalUnder 48%
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsScore and statVirginia Tech Hokies
39.6Predicted Score29.8
7-1 (4-3-1 ATS)Stats/Additional5-3 (3-5 ATS)

 

Reason for #19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies

#19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons hit the road this week and will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Wake Forest is 7-1 on the season and are 2nd in the ACC Atlantic. The Demon Deacons moved up and are 22nd in the nation heading into this week. Wake Forest is 2-0 on the road this season and beat Virginia Tech in their last meeting 6-3. 

James Newman has thrown for 2,059 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions to lead the Demon Deacons. Kenneth Walker III leads all Wake rushers with 383 yards and three touchdowns. The leading receiver for Wake Forest is Sage Surratt with 948 yards and nine touchdowns. Justin Strnad leads Wake Forest in tackles with 69.

Tight end Jack Freudenthal caught all three of Newman's touchdown passes, finishing with four catches for 16 yards while Kendall Hinton recorded 93 yards receiving on six receptions. Cornerback Amari Henderson snagged two interceptions, led the team with six tackles, had four pass breakups and a tackle for loss.

The Demon Deacons defense isn’t quite as effective as the offense, although are looking good recently, allowing only 30 points in their last two games. Wake Forest will concede yards in the air with a pass defense that is 92nd in the FBS. The Demon Deacons are currently averaging 38 points, good for 16th in the country.

1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Virginia Tech. 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.

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Virginia Tech Hokies +2

The Virginia Tech Hokies head back home after losing a disappointing game at Notre Dame last week 21-20. Quincy Patterson II threw for 139 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Patterson also rushed for 77 yards. Damon Hazelton caught 5 passes last week for 63 yards and a touchdown. 

Hendon Hooker has 580 yards passing and seven touchdowns for Virginia Tech. The leading rusher for Virginia Tech is Deshawn McClease with 507 yards and three touchdowns. Tre Turner is the leading receiver with 302 yards and two touchdowns. Rayshard Ashby leads Virginia Tech in tackles with 84.

The Virginia Tech defense has experienced trouble for most of ACC play which included over 40 points surrendered against Duke and North Carolina. They are placed down at 110th against the pass and they have a daunting task against Wake Forest.

Linebacker Rayshard Ashby had 13 tackles to lead the team in stops for the sixth time this season and forced a fumble, while safety Divine Deablo scored on a 98-yard fumble return with nine seconds left in the first half and added an interception in the third quarter.

8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record. 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 passing yards in their previous.

 

The Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies +2, Over 61.5