The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-6) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame and televised on NBC. Both Wake Forest and Notre Dame will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 ET.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In Wake Forest’s most recent loss to NC State, the Demon Deacons faced a -14-point deficit going into the 4th and were unable to mount a comeback effort, falling 26-6. In the loss against NC State, quarterback Michael Kern wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 65.71 after completing 14 of 26 passes for 137 yards. He also added one touchdown to his performance.
Going into the game, Wake Forest was the 1.5-point underdogs and in addition to losing straight-up, they did not cover the spread. The team’s combined 32 points was not enough to surpass the over/under line of 43.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on the Notre Dame with a 4-6 record, including 1-3 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Wake Forest’s average scoring differential for the season is -4.1 leading to an ATS mark of 4-5. The Demon Deacons have been favored three times and the underdog in six games Across 10 games, the average over/under line in Wake Forest’s matchups is 51 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 45.1 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-6.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In Notre Dame’s most recent loss to Clemson, the Fighting Irish faced a -1-point deficit going into the 4th and were unable to mount a comeback effort, falling 31-23. In their previous game, quarterback Sam Hartman attempted 30 passing attempts against Clemson. He finished with 146 passing yards and a completion rate of 43.3%. Additionally, he threw two interceptions during the loss.
Favored by 3, Notre Dame not only lost straight-up but picked up an ATS loss. Combining for 54 points, the team’s surpassed the over/under line of 44.
So far, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-3, including going 2-2 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Notre Dame’s average scoring differential for the season is +19.9 leading to an ATS mark of 5-3-1. The Fighting Irish have been favored eight times and the underdog in one games In 10 games played, the average over/under line for Notre Dame’s games has been set at 51.6 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 53.7 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.
Wake Forest Offense Breakdown
On the ground, the Demon Deacons are 19th in college football at 402 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 131.2 (91st). So far, they have turned to the passing game 27.6 and have a per game average of 199.3. Overall, they are 89th in points (20.5 PPG).
Mitch Griffis is the top passer for the team this season, with 1539 yards and an average of 12.5 per completion. His completion rate is 59.4%, and he’s thrown nine touchdowns.
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
On offense, Notre Dame comes into the game averaging 36.8, which is 16th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 252 passing yards (46th) compared to 58th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 326 rushing attempts per contest.
So far this season, Sam Hartman has thrown for 2272 yards, averaging 14 per completion. His completion percentage is 62.8%, and he’s registered 18 touchdowns.
Wake Forest Team Defense
Coming into their matchup vs. Notre Dame, the Wake Forest defense is 90th in points allowed, giving up 24.6 points per game. So far, opponents have averaged 224.9 passing yards per game against them (88th in the country). Against the run, they’re allowing 148.5 rushing yards, which ranks them 83rd in college football.
Notre Dame Team Defense
Coming into their matchup vs. Wake Forest, the Notre Dame defense is 56th in points allowed, giving up 16.9 points per game. So far, opponents have averaged 153.6 passing yards per game against them (15th in the country). Against the run, they’re allowing 128.1 rushing yards, which ranks them 51st in college football.
Wake Forest vs Notre Dame Trends
- On the road, Wake Forest has gone 2-1 vs. the spread.
- Notre Dame is 3-2 Against the spread in their last five games at home.
- Looking back at the last ten times Notre Dame went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 6-3-1.
- Wake Forest are 2-3 in their last five games as favorites.
My pick on the spread is Wake Forest at +24.5. I’m expecting the Wake Forest rushing attack to exploit the weaknesses in Notre Dame’s rush defense. My play for this game is Wake Forest at +24.5.
I’m going with the over as my pick, considering the over/under line at 46.5. Thus far, games featuring Notre Dame have averaged a combined score of 53.7 points, and I anticipate this game will go beyond 46.5.
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