Check out our free Demon Deacons vs Tigers pick and preview for NCAAF week 1 game in Tampa. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Demon Deacons vs Tigers Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 1 Betting Odds
The Demon Deacons will play host to the Tigers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, with a kickoff scheduled for 6:30 PM ET. The game will be televised on ESPN. In a non-conference matchup, the Demon Deacons are -1 point favorites on the road. The over-under point total is currently set at 60.5.
Demon Deacons vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Missouri Tigers
- Where: Tampa at Raymond James Stadium
- Date: Friday, December 23rd
- Betting Odds:
- WAKE -1, WAKE -118 | MISSR +-104 O/U 60.5
Demon Deacons Preview:
The Demon Deacons take on the Missouri Tigers with a Atlantic Coast record of 3-5 while going 7-5 overall.
Wake Forest will look to bounce back from a 34-31 road loss to Duke. Wake Forest went into the game as 3.0 poiint underdogs, resulting in an ATS push. With their 65 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 67.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 507 yards, with 116 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 60th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Wake Forest is ranked 180th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 391 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Wake Forest offense is averaging 36.83. 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 Missouri defense ranked 52nd in EPA. Look for the Demon Deacons offense to struggle on the ground, as they are facing a Missouri defense that is tough up front. This season, the Tigers are averaging 133.33 yards per game and have a below average rush rate compared to other teams. In the passing game, the Demon Deacons will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 17th ranked team in pass yards per game at, 314.58. So far, they are 46th in pass attempts, at 36.42 per game.
As the Tigers travel to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, they have an overall record of 6-6. This includes going 3-5 in SEC action.
Last week, Missouri beat Arkansas by a score of 29-27. Leading into the matchup, the Tigers were 3.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 56 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 55.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 325 yards, with 113 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 45th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Missouri is ranked 60th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 212 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Missouri offense is averaging 25.5. 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 Wake Forest defense ranked 82nd in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Missouri can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 158.42 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Wake Forest defense that is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Tigers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 212.42 yards places them 121st in the NCAA. So far, they are the 149th ranked team in attempts per contest (28.83).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 6-5-0. Their current over-under record sits at 5-6-0. When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 2-3-0 while averaging 29.8 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games.
In terms of betting, the Tigers have an ATS record of 7-4-0. Their current over-under record sits at 4-7-0. Across their 5 previous home games, Missouri has an ATS mark of 3-2-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 26.0 points per game.
Demon Deacons vs Tigers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -1
Free Total Prediction: Over 60.5