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    The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3) are in action on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET versus the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4) at Truist Field.

    The Demon Deacons are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1), versus the Panthers. The over/under for this game is 46.5 points.

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    Game Info for Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network
    • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Truist Field
    Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Wake Forest -1 -110 -110 46.5 -110 -110 -120 -101

    Wake Forest Pick Insights

    • Wake Forest has covered the spread twice in five games this season.
    • Wake Forest has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • Wake Forest has not gone over point total in five games with a set over/under.

    Wake Forest Stats & Insights

    • Wake Forest is averaging 367.8 yards per game on offense this season (87th in the FBS), and are surrendering 359 yards per game (54th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest is putting up 23.5 points per game on offense (98th in the FBS), and ranks 49th on defense with 23 points allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Wake Forest ranks 77th in the FBS with 227.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 74th in passing yards allowed per contest (227.7).
    • Wake Forest is totaling 140.7 rushing yards per game on offense (87th in the FBS), and ranks 57th on the other side of the ball with 131.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Wake Forest owns the 79th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (38.8% percentage), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best with a 31.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Wake Forest ranks 98th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 10 turnovers (45th in the FBS) while committing 13 (116th in the FBS).

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Mitch Griffis has 1,197 pass yards for Wake Forest, completing 58.6% of his passes and collecting nine touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 79 rushing yards (13.2 ypg) on 71 carries.
    • Demond Claiborne has carried the ball 85 times for a team-high 375 yards on the ground and has found the end zone three times as a runner.
    • Justice Ellison has carried the ball 56 times for 288 yards (48 per game).
    • Jahmal Banks has hauled in 36 catches for 374 yards (62.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Taylor Morin has hauled in 26 receptions totaling 334 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Wesley Grimes has been the target of 31 passes and racked up 16 receptions for 299 yards, an average of 49.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Jacob Roberts leads the team with five sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has collected six TFL and 36 tackles.
    • DaShawn Jones has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 16 tackles and three passes defended.

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Pittsburgh has covered the spread twice in six opportunities this year.
    • When they have played as at least 1-point underdogs this year, the Panthers are 1-2 against the spread.
    • In Pittsburgh’s six games with a set total, five have hit the over (83.3%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • Pittsburgh ranks 10th-worst in total yards per game (304.8), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 27th in the FBS with 325.3 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • With 25.8 points per game on offense, Pittsburgh ranks 89th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 69th, giving up 25.2 points per game.
    • Pittsburgh is generating 193.8 passing yards per contest on offense this season (106th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 202.7 passing yards per contest (34th-ranked) on defense.
    • Pittsburgh’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 111 rushing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 41st with 122.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Pittsburgh is posting a 34.7% third-down conversion percentage (106th-ranked). It ranks 51st in the FBS defensively (36.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • After forcing seven turnovers (94th in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (35th in the FBS) this season, Pittsburgh sports the 63rd-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Phil Jurkovec has put up 818 passing yards, or 136.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 50.9% of his passes and has collected six touchdowns with three interceptions.
    • Rodney Hammond has rushed for 246 yards on 57 carries so far this year while scoring three times on the ground.
    • C’Bo Flemister has racked up 45 carries and totaled 177 yards with two touchdowns while also gaining 92 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • Gavin Bartholomew has totaled 14 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 291 (48.5 yards per game). He’s been targeted 18 times and has one touchdown.
    • Konata Mumpfield has caught 23 passes and compiled 279 receiving yards (46.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Jerrod Means has racked up 217 reciving yards (36.2 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Shayne Simon has three sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Donovan McMillon is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 25 tackles.
    • Marquis Williams has a team-leading one interception to go along with 11 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.
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