Duke vs Wake Forest 2019 College Football Week 13 Lines & Expert Pick

Duke vs Wake Forest 2019 College Football Week 13 Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on November 21, 2019

While 19th-ranked Wake Forest has suffered a pair of damaging losses the last two weeks, the Demon Deacons can still accomplish one lofty goal when they host Duke in Week 13. You see, after defeating in-state rivals, North Carolina and NC State earlier this season, Wake Forest will look to complete its Big Four championship sweep by taking out the reeling Blue Devils. With the Demon Deacons going all-out to get the win and Duke completely desperate to snap their month-long losing streak, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their Week 13 college football odds.

Duke vs Wake Forest 2019 College Football Week 13 Lines & Expert Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Rain Early: 6°C/43°F
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Precipitation: 90%
  • Wind: 8 mph WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 70%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On Duke?

The Blue Devils have dropped four straight including an embarrassing 49-6 blowout loss against Syracuse last weekend. Still, there are a couple of good reasons to believe Duke can cover the chalk in this matchup. First, Wake Forest hasn’t looked good at all in each of their last two games while getting held to a combined 20 points along the way. Then, there’s the fact that these two ACC rivals have alternated SU wins and losses in each of the last four years, with the road team winning each time.

Last but not least, if this one is close at the end, Duke has an elite kicker in  AJ Reed. The sure-fire junior is coming off a performance that earned him ACC Specialist of the Week honors. Reed is also just the sixth player in Duke history to make multiple field goals of 50 yards or more in the same season, including a career-high 51-yarder last week against Syracuse.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 24.90
  • Total Yards: 337.90
  • Pass Yards: 183.30
  • Rush Yards: 154.60
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 29.40
  • Total Yards: 367.80
  • Pass Yards: 194.30
  • Rush Yards: 173.50

Why Bet On Wake Forest?

Wake has been slapped around in each of their last two games, but there are some good reasons to believe the Demon Deacons will bounce back nicely to complete the Championship Four sweep in this matchup. First, the sweep would be Wake’s first since 2007. Then, there’s the fact that Wake Forest is the better statistical team on both sides of the ball in this pairing and would like nothing better than to send their seniors out with a big victory.

“It is an opportunity to be undefeated in the Big Four,” head coach Dave Clawson told reporters this week. “It is also Senior Day. This group has a chance to leave as the most successful senior class in the history of Wake Forest football. These guys deserve a send off.”Wake Forest will be highly motivated to get the taste of their embarrassing 52-3 road loss at No. 3 Clemson last week out of their collective mouths and they are playing at home where they’ve gone 5-1 this season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 32.40
  • Total Yards: 449.10
  • Pass Yards: 286.80
  • Rush Yards: 162.30
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 28.50
  • Total Yards: 418.60
  • Pass Yards: 254.20
  • Rush Yards: 164.40

College Football Week 13 Betting Trends for Duke vs Wake Forest

  • Duke is 0-4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Duke is 1-5 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Duke’s last 9 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Wake Forest is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Wake Forest’s last 8 games

Duke vs Wake Forest Expert Analysis and Prediction

Wake Forest might have gotten embarrassed the last two weeks, but the demon Deacons are the easy pick to get past a reeling Duke squad that has not scored more than 17 points in each of their last four games while getting held to seven points or less in each of their last two. I know the Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road dates against Wake Forest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall, but with wake playing at home and being the better team in every area except field goal kicking, I think the handwriting is on the wall for an easy win and ATS cover.

Pick: Wake Forest 31 Duke 21

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