Notre Dame at Wake Forest NCAA Football Week 4 Spread & Analysis

Notre Dame at Wake Forest NCAA Football Week 4 Spread & Analysis

Written by on September 17, 2018

Notre Dame travels to North Carolina to battle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a classic Irish versus ACC team matchup on Saturday. Can Wake finally cover a spread, or will Notre Dame dominate the Deacons as the road favorite?

Notre Dame at Wake Forest NCAA Football Week 4 Spread & Analysis

When: Saturday, Sep. 22 at 12:00 pm ETWhere: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC TV: ABCRadio: Notre Dame / Wake ForestLive Stream: WatchESPNATS Odds: Notre Dame -8 (-110)Over/Under Total Odds: TBA

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Wind: 4 mph NW
  • Cloud Cover: 23%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Notre Dame is a good bet?

In 2015, Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 28-7. The Irish didn’t play Wake Forest in 2016, but in 2017, Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 48-37. Notre Dame dominated Wake’s defense in that game, scoring 24 points in the second quarter.The only real change from that game to this game is that Notre Dame’s defense is more experienced. The Irish should hold Wake Forest’s offense to under 20 points, just like it held Michigan’s offense to under 20 points in Week 1.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 23.33
  • Total Yards: 365.34
  • Pass Yards: 200.67
  • Rush Yards: 164.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 16.67
  • Total Yards: 358.67
  • Pass Yards: 251.67
  • Rush Yards: 107

Why Wake Forest is a good bet?

Is Wake Forest a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 4?Notre Dame must travel to North Carolina to beat a Wake Forest team whose offense has scored 51 points and 34 points in its last couple of games.The Demon Deacons hung 51 on Towson State in a 51-20 victory. In their Week 3 game against Boston College, Wake Forest scored 34 in a 51-34 road loss. Wake can put points on the scoreboard. How will Notre Dame’s offense respond if it must keep pace with the Demon Deacons’ offense?

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 36
  • Total Yards: 592.33
  • Pass Yards: 278
  • Rush Yards: 269.33
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26
  • Total Yards: 456.67
  • Pass Yards: 310.67
  • Rush Yards: 146

Latest NCAA Football Betting Trends

 
  • Notre Dame is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Notre Dame is 12-2 SU in the last 14 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games
  • Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
 

Notre Dame at Wake Forest Final Analysis:

Wake Forest has gone 2-1 this season, but they’ve gone 0-3 against the spread. The Demon Deacons haven’t figured out how to stop any team on offense. So, even if Wake forest scores a few points in this matchup, they won’t score enough to keep Notre Dame from covering the spread.The Irish offense is good when it wants to be. So far, Notre Dame has decided to lean on its defense. That doesn’t mean it must. Speaking of Notre Dame’s defense, it looked great versus Vanderbilt in the first half, holding the Commodores to only 3 points.Wake Forest’s offense isn’t much better than Vanderbilt’s.  The Irish figure to stub their toe at some point this season. It won’t be against the Demon Deacons on Saturday.Notre Dame to win and cover is the play.NCAA Football Week 4 Pick: Notre Dame
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