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    The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) play on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium versus the Duke Blue Devils (5-3).

    The Demon Deacons are expected to lose by double digits (currently +12.5) against the Blue Devils (with an over/under of 45.5 points).

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    Game Info for Duke vs. Wake Forest

    • Game Day: Thursday, November 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
    Duke vs Wake Forest Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Duke -12.5 -110 -110 45.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

    Duke Pick Insights

    • Duke has gone 4-3-0 ATS this season.
    • Duke is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 12.5-point favorites.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Duke’s seven games with a set total.

    Duke Stats & Insights

    • Duke has the 95th-ranked offense this year (349.6 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 23rd-best with only 320.3 yards allowed per game.
    • Duke owns the 78th-ranked offense this year (25.9 points per game), and has been better defensively, ranking eighth-best with only 15 points allowed per game.
    • While Duke ranks 18th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 170.5 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks 11th-best (171.6 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Duke is putting up 179.1 rushing yards per game on offense this year (38th in the FBS), and is allowing 148.6 rushing yards per game (76th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Duke ranks 98th in third-down efficiency (35.5%) on offense and 58th in third-down conversion rate allowed (36.9%) on defense this year.
    • Duke has forced 10 total turnovers (78th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (25th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 43rd-ranked in college football.

    Duke’s Best Players

    • Riley Leonard has thrown for 1,102 yards (137.8 ypg) to lead Duke, completing 57.6% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 352 rushing yards on 58 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Jordan Waters has 488 rushing yards on 83 carries with nine touchdowns.
    • This season, Jaquez Moore has carried the ball 75 times for 405 yards (50.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Moore’s 440 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 57 times and has collected 33 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Jalon Calhoun has hauled in 30 receptions totaling 435 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Sahmir Hagans has a total of 144 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 17 throws.
    • Aeneas Peebles has three sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Tre Freeman, Duke’s leading tackler, has 55 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Myles Jones has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has seven tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

    • Wake Forest is 3-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Wake Forest is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 12.5 points or more this season.
    • Wake Forest has hit the over in one of seven games with a set total (14.3%).

    Wake Forest Pick Insights

    • Wake Forest ranks 102nd with 342.5 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 80th with 384.5 total yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of points scored Wake Forest ranks 102nd in the FBS (22.3 points per game), and it is 58th on the other side of the ball (24.5 points allowed per game).
    • Wake Forest has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 19th-worst with 256.3 passing yards given up per game. It has been better offensively, generating 199.5 passing yards per contest (102nd-ranked).
    • In terms of rushing, Wake Forest ranks 84th in the FBS on offense (143 rushing yards per game) and 47th on defense (128.3 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Wake Forest ranks 100th in the FBS with a 35.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 46th with a 36.1% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest has forced 10 turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 15 times, resulting in a -5 turnover margin that is 21st-worst in the FBS.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Mitch Griffis has compiled 1,279 yards (159.9 yards per game) while completing 56.8% of his passes and collecting nine touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season. He’s also run for 82 yards .
    • Demond Claiborne is his team’s leading rusher with 110 carries for 493 yards, or 61.6 per game. He’s found the end zone five times on the ground, as well.
    • Justice Ellison has taken 86 carries and totaled 425 yards.
    • Jahmal Banks has registered 42 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 476 (59.5 yards per game). He’s been targeted 68 times and has three touchdowns.
    • Taylor Morin has caught 28 passes and compiled 357 receiving yards (44.6 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Wesley Grimes’ 16 catches (on 35 targets) have netted him 299 yards (37.4 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Jasheen Davis has five sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Wake Forest’s tackle leader, Jacob Roberts, has 46 tackles, six TFL, and five sacks this year.
    • DaShawn Jones has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 30 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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