Free Week 9 Prediction: Black Knights vs. Demon Deacons Odds
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(4-3) Army Black Knights vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 3:30pm EST
Venue: BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Wake Forest -6.0
NCAA Betting Total: 41.5
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The Black Knights have lost 3 of their last 4 after opening with 3 straight victories and will head to Wake Forest to try to knock off the surprisingly competitive Demon Deacons.
The Demon Deacons themselves may have thought they could be in this position but they have at least exceeded all external expectations and now welcome Army to town after their bye week.
Army Black Knights
Everything was looking great – the Black Knights were 3-0 and up 14 at halftime on the road against Buffalo. It looked like after allowing just 6 first half points that Army should have no problem cruising to a 4-0 start.
However, the Black Knights blew that 14 point halftime lead and lost in overtime and followed with two more losses in three games – including by 17 at home to North Texas despite being an 18 point favorite.
So the reality check has certainly hit for a team that won just 2 games all of last season.
Now, they have Wake Forest on the schedule – a team that beat them 17-14 at Army last season.
In their recent losses, the Army offense has sputtered a bit – after jumping out to a hot start.
The run heavy offense will be tested again up against a Wake Forest defense that limited Florida State to just 123 rushing yards two weeks ago.
Army was limited to just 3.4 yards per carry against Wake Forest last season and couldn’t pick up a win despite the Demon Deacons losing their starting quarterback in the first half.
So, this will be another tough challenge for the Black Knights and they will be hoping to regain the power in their rushing attack that helped them get out to a 3-0 start.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
After going 3-9 last season and 1-7 in ACC play, the expectations couldn’t have been too high for Wake Forest this season.
However, they have gotten out to a surprising 5-2 start and get a break from their ACC schedule following their bye with Army coming to their stadium this weekend.
Wake Forest has used their defense this season and nearly played well enough defensively to knock off Florida State on the road two weeks ago.
Since, they have had their bye week – giving them extra time to prepare for Army’s dynamic and confusing triple option rushing attack.
They likely will need to lean on their defense again this week as they will be facing an Army defense that is allowing just 256 yards per game. Some of this is due to Army’s offense which helps them dominate time of possession.
Yet, their defense has still been solid and Wake Forest will hope John Wolford can play more consistently at quarterback this week.
Wolford has struggled for most of this season but has had flashes of good play.
Wolford will be the difference maker as he will need to protect the football and lead some lengthy drives to help the Demon Deacon defense rest and hold up against the Army rushing attack.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• Under is 12-7 in Army’s last 19 games.
• Under is 9-5-1 in Wake Forest’s last 15 home games.
• Under is 8-4 in Wake Forest’s last 12 games as a favorite.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
Both defenses have been solid this season and their offensive styles rely heavily on the run game. Army can break a big run every now and then but neither team has tons of big play capabilities.
I like this game to very low scoring.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Under 41.5
It is likely that Wake Forest will win this game as Army has seemed to have outplayed themselves early this season. But, I don’t trust Wolford enough to take Wake Forest laying the points.
I like their defense to neutralize the Army rushing attack though.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Wake Forest 17 – Army 13
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