Indiana vs. Wake Forest - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Indiana Hoosiers square off Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons hope for their second road victory to improve to an impressive 4-0 on the season. John Wolford is completing 54.3 percent of his passes for 251 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Wolford has 10 touchdown passes on his last 280 pass attempts. Alex Bachman and Cam Serigne have combined for 168 receiving yards and one touchdown while Cortez Lewis has three receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 206.6 yards per contest, and Matt Colburn leads the way with 195 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 12.7 points and 247.7 yards per game. Jessie Bates leads the Demon Deacons with 18 tackles, Duke Ejiofor has 4.5 sacks and Brad Watson has one interception.
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The Indiana Hoosiers also look to remain unbeaten on the season and are coming off a bye week. Richard Lagow is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 506 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Lagow enters this game with 54 career pass attempts under his belt. Nick Westbrook and Mitchell Paige have combined for 308 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Luke Timian has five receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 216.5 yards per contest, and Devine Redding leads the way with 245 yards on 48 carries. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 16.5 points and 351 yards per game. Marcelino Ball leads the Hoosiers with 13 tackles, A’Shon Riggins has one sack and Rashard Fant has one interception.
The Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September. The Hoosiers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Wake Forest has been quite impressive with its start and has a road win under its belt already against Duke. However, the Demon Deacons rely heavily on their defense and struggle to put points on the board. Meanwhile, Indiana is still a solid offensive team and managed to drop 31 points on this Wake Forest defense last season on the road. Not to mention the Hoosiers have had an extra week to prepare for this contest.
Have to side with the home team by double digits.