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Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 11-9-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#137 Wake Forest
Demon Deacons -2.5
#138 Virginia Tech
Hokies 2.5

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30pm

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Game Stats

Wake Forest

7 - 1

4-3
ATS
3-5
O/U
37
PPG
24
OPPG

Virginia Tech

5 - 3

3-4
ATS
4-3
O/U
28
PPG
28
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

The No. 19 in-form Wake Forest head to Blacksburg to face the Virginia Tech Hokies from the Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Demon Deacons cruised past their opponents in their previous game, while the Hokies suffered a one-point defeat.

Wake Forest continue to roll on

Form

The No. 19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been in tearaway form this season. It's hardly a surprise, though, considering the depth and quality in their roster. Their only loss in their 7-1 season was against Louisville 62-59.

Last game

The Demon Deacons cruised past North Carolina State 44-10 in their previous game. Jamie Newman showed sparks of brilliance again, throwing for 287 yards and running for 30 yards, after recovering from an injury that forced him to miss a game.

What was said?

"If Jamie could go, he was going to go," Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. "And Jamie could go. So he went."

"I felt great, felt great all week," Newman said, "and I still feel great now."

Team efficiency

The Demon Deacons have built their season around their offense. They rank 16th overall with an average of 38 points per game. The majority of that prowess has been in the air, averaging 324 yards per game (ninth nationally).

Virginia Tech fall just short of Notre Dame

Form

The Hokies were on a three-game winning streak. They carried that confidence into their game against Notre Dame, but came up just short 21-20. That was their third defeat in their eight games so far.

Last game

Ian Book's last-minute touchdown carried Notre Dame to a tight win. Hendon Hooker missed the game with a knee injury that he sustained during their 43-41 win in overtime against North Carolina. Patterson started in his absence, completing 9 of 28 passes for 139 yards.

What was said?

"It's a tough locker room in there," Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. "It's a group of guys that played hard, prepared well for a very good football team on the road in a hostile environment and almost pulled it off."

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Demon Deacons have momentum, confidence and offensive fluency, requisites to beat this high-powered Virginia Tech team.

What does offensive fluency mean?

They average an astounding 510.6 yards per game of offense this season, covering 8.4 yards every attempt. Their passing offense has been sensational right through. There is work to do with their ground game, but this should be enough to register a tight win against the Hokies.

Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2

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Rating:

It's hard to see the Demon Deacons not scoring 30 points in this game. They have been tearing through defenses in their last few games. Even when they lost to Louisville, they scored in excess of 50 points. Virginia Tech isn't bad offensively either, putting up nearly 8 yards every offensive attempt. Overall, this should result in the handicap heading over.

Prediction: Over 63

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