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    The Duke Blue Devils (5-3) will host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Demon Deacons are expected to lose by double digits (currently +12.5) against the Blue Devils (with an over/under of 45 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 -108 -112 45 -110 -110 -496 +371

    Duke Pick Insights

    • Duke has gone 4-3-0 ATS this season.
    • Duke is 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 12.5-point favorites.
    • Duke has gone over in three of its seven games with a set total (42.9%).

    Duke Stats & Insights

    • On defense, Duke has been a top-25 unit, ranking 22nd-best by giving up only 320.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 96th (349.6 yards per game).
    • Duke ranks 78th in points scored this year (25.9 points per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 15.0 points allowed per game.
    • Duke has the 11th-best pass defense this season (171.6 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks 18th-worst offensively (170.5 passing yards per game).
    • Duke is compiling 179.1 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 38th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 75th, surrendering 148.6 rushing yards per game.
    • Duke is putting up a 35.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (98th in the FBS), and ranks 59th on defense with a 36.9% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • 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 compiled 1,102 yards (137.8 ypg) on 95-of-165 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 352 rushing yards (44.0 ypg) on 58 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jordan Waters, has carried the ball 83 times for 488 yards (61.0 per game), scoring nine times.
    • Jaquez Moore has been handed the ball 75 times this year and racked up 405 yards (50.6 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Jordan Moore’s 440 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 57 times and has registered 33 receptions and three touchdowns.
    • Jalon Calhoun has hauled in 30 passes while averaging 54.4 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Sahmir Hagans has been the target of 30 passes and hauled in 17 catches for 144 yards, an average of 18.0 yards per contest.
    • Aeneas Peebles has collected 3.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 3.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Tre Freeman, Duke’s leading tackler, has 55 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Myles Jones has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

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

    Wake Forest Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Wake Forest ranks 102nd in the FBS (342.5 total yards per game) and 80th on defense (384.5 total yards allowed per contest).
    • From an offensive perspective, Wake Forest is compiling 22.3 points per game (103rd-ranked). It ranks 58th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (24.5 points allowed per game).
    • Wake Forest has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 20th-worst with 256.3 passing yards given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, regstering 199.5 passing yards per contest (103rd-ranked).
    • With 143.0 rushing yards per game on offense, Wake Forest ranks 85th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 47th, surrendering 128.3 rushing yards per game.
    • From an offensive perspective, Wake Forest is generating a 35.4% third-down conversion rate (100th-ranked). It ranks 46th in the FBS on defense (36.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • Wake Forest has struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -5 is 20th-worst in the FBS.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Mitch Griffis has put up 1,279 passing yards, or 159.9 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56.8% of his passes and has tossed nine touchdowns with seven interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 10.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Demond Claiborne has run the ball 110 times for 493 yards, with five touchdowns.
    • Justice Ellison has racked up 425 yards on 86 carries.
    • Jahmal Banks has hauled in 476 receiving yards on 42 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Taylor Morin has caught 28 passes and compiled 357 receiving yards (44.6 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Wesley Grimes’ 35 targets have resulted in 16 grabs for 299 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jasheen Davis has racked up 5.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 6.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Jacob Roberts, Wake Forest’s leading tackler, has 46 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and five sacks this year.
    • DaShawn Jones leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 30 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended.
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