Free Week 4 Prediction: Demon Deacons vs Hoosiers Odds
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(3-0) Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Indiana -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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This Saturday two undefeated teams square off when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons tussle with the home-standing Indiana Hoosiers.
In a contest this evenly matched, home-field advantage may well be the deciding factor.
On paper, this razor-thin matchup is a near push.
Of the two teams, Indiana — 253 passing yards, 221 rushing — wields a greater balance in the key offensive areas. However, defensively, Indiana — 168 passing yards allowed, 79 rushing — is superior.
Will defense rule the day? Or can Indiana’s offense and raucous contingency hold the line?
Opposite Ball State, Indiana surged to a 30-3 lead before the Cardinals fourth-quarter flurry made things interesting.
Eventually, though, the Hoosiers survived to maintain an undefeated record. Junior quarterback Richard Lagow threw for three touchdowns against no interceptions.
Hoosier running back Devine Redding extended his nation-best 100-yard rushing streak to five games (26 carries, 110 yds.) Meanwhile, wideouts Nate Westbrook and Jordan Hogue combined for 209 yards on nine receptions.
Westbrook garnered two touchdowns, while catching three passes for a staggering 44.3 yards per reception.
In total, Indiana’s offense appeared sharp.
Defensively, Indiana has been excellent this season.
In 2016, the Hoosiers have forced six turnovers in eight quarters of play. This number is in stark contrast to their 22 total takeaways registered in 2015.
Freshman defensive back Marcelino Ball intercepted one pass vs. Ball State. Overall, Indiana turned the Cardinals over three times en-route to decisive victory.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Beset by injuries, Wake Forest used a prolific ground attack to preserve their undefeated record against feisty Delaware last week.
Running back Matt Colburn rushed for a career-high 118 yards while filling in for injured starter Cade Carney.
Continuing with the injury theme, former starting quarterback John Wolford has replaced Kendall Hinton, who went down vs. Delaware with a strained PCL (out 2-4 weeks).
Wolford, a dual threat, will spearhead a potent ground game after running for 70 yards (7 attempts, 10.0 yards per carry) and a score against the Fightin’ Blue Hens.
While Wake Forests’ offensive strength is in the run game; the team’s calling card is defense.
The Demon Deacons held Delaware to 94 yards of total offense during a 31-20 rout. Nationally, the Deacons rank sixth in total yards allowed (248) and 13th in total points surrendered (12.7).
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Campus Insiders lists Indiana as a -6 point favorite.
- Wake Forest has not finished above .500 since 2008
- Indiana is 1-1 ATS this season, while Wake Forest is 1-2 ATS
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While these teams are evenly matched in several categories, Indiana has the advantage in two crucial areas: Health and home turf. Unlike their beleaguered opponent, IU also comes in fresh from a bye week.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Indiana -6.5
This should be a hard-fought duel between two rising programs. While Wake Forest has been impressive this season, their injuries and diminished depth at the skill positions should tip the scales in Indiana’s favor.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Indiana 27 – Wake Forest 14
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