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    At Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Thursday, the Duke Blue Devils (5-3) face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4).

    The Demon Deacons are expected to lose by at least two scores (currently +12.5) versus the Blue Devils (with an over/under of 44.5 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 44.5 -107 -112 -501 +373

    Duke Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Duke has posted a 4-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Duke is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when favored by 12.5 points or more this season.
    • Duke games have gone over the point total on three of seven occasions (42.9%).

    Duke Stats & Insights

    • Duke ranks 95th in total offense this year (349.6 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 349.6 yards allowed per game.
    • Duke ranks 78th in points scored this year (25.9 points per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 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 totaling 179.1 rushing yards per game offensively this year (38th in the FBS), and is allowing 148.6 rushing yards per game (76th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Duke is averaging a 35.5% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (98th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 36.9% third-down percentage (58th) on the other side of the ball.
    • With 10 forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (25th in the FBS), Duke (+2) owns the 43rd-ranked turnover margin 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 tossing 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 racked up 488 yards on 83 carries while finding the end zone nine times as a runner.
    • This season, Jaquez Moore has carried the ball 75 times for 405 yards (50.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Moore’s leads his squad with 440 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 33 catches (out of 57 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Jalon Calhoun has grabbed 30 passes while averaging 54.4 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Sahmir Hagans’ 17 grabs have yielded 144 yards.
    • Aeneas Peebles paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Tre Freeman is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 55 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Myles Jones has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has seven tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

    • Wake Forest has gone 3-4-0 ATS this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 12.5-point underdogs this year, the Demon Deacons are 1-1 against the spread.
    • In Wake Forest’s seven games with a set total, one has hit the over (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 game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest is generating 22.3 points per game on offense this season (102nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 24.5 points per contest (58th-ranked) on defense.
    • Wake Forest has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 19th-worst with 256.3 passing yards given up per game. It has been more effective on offense, generating 199.5 passing yards per contest (102nd-ranked).
    • With 143 rushing yards per game on offense, Wake Forest ranks 84th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 47th, surrendering 128.3 rushing yards per contest.
    • Wake Forest ranks 100th in the FBS with a 35.4% third-down conversion rate 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 thrown for 1,279 yards (159.9 yards per game) while completing 56.8% of his passes and recording nine touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season. He’s also rushed 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 paydirt five times on the ground, as well.
    • Justice Ellison has totaled 425 yards on 86 carries.
    • Jahmal Banks’ 476 receiving yards (59.5 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 42 catches on 68 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Taylor Morin has recorded 357 receiving yards (44.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 28 receptions.
    • Wesley Grimes has racked up 299 reciving yards (37.4 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Jasheen Davis has collected five sacks to pace the team, while also recording six TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Jacob Roberts is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 46 tackles, six TFL, and five sacks.
    • DaShawn Jones has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 30 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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