Check out our free Demon Deacons vs Cardinals pick and preview for NCAAF week 9 game in Louisville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Demon Deacons vs Cardinals Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 9 Betting Odds
On Saturday, October 29th at 3:30 PM ET, the Louisville Cardinals and Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY. ACCN will carry the TV coverage for the game. The Demon Deacons head into the game as the -4 point favorite to pick up the win. The over-under point total is currently set at 62.5.
Demon Deacons vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Louisville Cardinals
- Where: Louisville at Cardinal Stadium
- Date: Saturday, October 29th
- Betting Odds:
- WAKE -4, WAKE -182 | LOU +144 O/U 62.5
Demon Deacons Preview:
As the Demon Deacons travel to take on the Louisville Cardinals, they have an overall record of 6-1. This includes going 2-1 in Atlantic Coast action.
In their last matchup, Wake Forest knocked off Boston College by a score of 43-15. The Demon Deacons went into the game as -20.5 point favorites, leading to an ATS win. With their 58 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 60.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 315 yards, with 56 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 74th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Wake Forest is ranked 135th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 259 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Wake Forest offense is averaging 41.43. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Louisville defense ranked 35th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Wake Forest can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 143.29 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Louisville defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Demon Deacons are the 26th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 295.71. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 32.71 times per contest, placing them 97th in the NCAA.
As the Cardinals travel to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, they have an overall record of 4-3. This includes going 2-3 in Atlantic Coast action.
Last week, Louisville beat Pittsburgh by a score of 24-10. Leading into the matchup, the Cardinals were 1.5 point underdogs. With their 34 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 55.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 326 yards, with 168 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 69th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Louisville is ranked 70th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 158 yards through the air.
Leading into this week’s game, look for a Louisville offense to put together a strong performance. This season, the team is averaging 27.14 points per game and is generating explosive plays in the run game at a high rate. The team will be taking on a Wake Forest defense currently ranked just 50th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Louisville can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 195.0 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Wake Forest defense that is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Cardinals will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 224.29 yards places them 107th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 135th ranked team in attempts per contest (29.86).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 5-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 3-3-0. Wake Forest has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 36.4 points per game while allowing 22.8. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 4-1-0.
In terms of betting, the Cardinals have an ATS record of 4-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 3-4-0. Through their last 5 home contests, the Cardinals offense has averaged 29.0 points per game while allowing an average of 26.2. Louisville posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3-0 ATS.
Demon Deacons vs Cardinals Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -4
Free Total Prediction: Over 62.5