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    The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Missouri Tigers will meet for the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. The matchup is at 6:30 PM ET on December 23, 2022, and airs on ESPN.

    The Demon Deacons are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the Tigers. The over/under for this matchup is 63 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Wake Forest vs. Missouri

    • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Tampa, Florida
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
    Demon Deacons vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Demon Deacons -2.5 -110 -110 63 -110 -110 -148 +125

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

    • Missouri has gone 7-5-0 ATS this year.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 2.5 points or more, the Tigers have a 5-2 record against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Missouri’s 12 games with a set total.

    Wake Forest Stats & Insights

    • Wake Forest is averaging 448.0 yards per game on offense (29th in the FBS), and rank 66th on the other side of the ball, yielding 374.4 yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Wake Forest has been a top-25 unit, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by totaling 36.8 points per game. The Demon Deacons rank 93rd on defense (29.3 points allowed per game).
    • Wake Forest ranks 99th in pass defense this season (251.5 passing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 314.6 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Wake Forest ranks 90th in the FBS with 133.4 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 30th in rushing yards allowed per contest (122.9).
    • Wake Forest ranks 94th in third-down defense this year (41.6% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with a 48.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • Wake Forest has forced 11 total turnovers (118th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 17 times (73rd in the FBS) for -6a turnover margin of -6, 100th-ranked in college football.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Sam Hartman has thrown for 3,421 yards (311.0 ypg) to lead Wake Forest, completing 63% of his passes and tossing 35 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 114 rushing yards on 94 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Justice Ellison has carried the ball 142 times for a team-high 639 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times as a runner.
    • Christian Turner has been handed the ball 129 times this year and racked up 514 yards (42.8 per game) with seven touchdowns.
    • A.T. Perry’s 980 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted zero times and has totaled 70 catches and 11 touchdowns.
    • Donavon Greene has hauled in 33 receptions totaling 547 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Taylor Morin has been the target of zero passes and compiled 40 grabs for 524 yards, an average of 47.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone seven times through the air this season.
    • Jasheen Davis has racked up five sacks to lead the team, while also recording 11 TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Ryan Smenda Jr., Wake Forest’s top tackler, has 120 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Jermal Martin Jr. leads the team with one interception, while also putting up 27 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Missouri Betting Insights

    • Missouri is 7-5-0 ATS this year.
    • Missouri is 5-2 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Missouri’s 12 games with a set total.

    Missouri Stats & Insights

    • While Missouri’s offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 23rd-worst with 330.3 total yards per game, its defense ranks 16th-best with only 311.7 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • With 25.5 points per game on offense, Missouri ranks 83rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 57th, giving up 25.0 points per contest.
    • Missouri ranks 20th-worst in passing yards per game on offense (187.7), but at least it has been dominating on defense, ranking 25th-best in passing yards surrendered per contest (193.3).
    • Missouri’s run defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 24th-best in the FBS with 118.3 rushing yards allowed per contest. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 142.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks 78th.
    • Missouri’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with a 33.7% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is generating a 39.0% third-down rate, which ranks 72nd.
    • At -2, Missouri owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 15 forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) and 17 turnovers committed (73rd in the FBS).

    Missouri’s Best Players

    • Brady Cook has thrown for 2,208 yards (184.0 ypg) to lead Missouri, completing 64.6% of his passes and tossing nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 505 yards (42.1 ypg) on 119 carries with six touchdowns.
    • Cody Schrader has rushed for 636 yards on 147 carries so far this year while scoring eight times on the ground.
    • Dominic Lovett’s 714 receiving yards (59.5 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 49 catches on zero targets with one touchdown.
    • Barrett Banister has put together a 364-yard season so far. He’s caught 33 passes on zero targets.
    • Luther Burden III’s 31 grabs (on zero targets) have netted him 267 yards (22.3 ypg) and five touchdowns.
    • Isaiah McGuire has racked up eight sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 13 TFL and 39 tackles.
    • Jaylon Carlies, Missouri’s top tackler, has 68 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Daylan Carnell has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 23 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended.

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