Louisville Cardinals (5-3) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm (BB&T Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Down in Winston-Salem on Saturday, the Louisville Cardinals and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will be squaring off in ACC college football activity.
Louisville enters this game with a 5-3 record so far, and after losing two in a row versus NC State and Boston College, the Cardinals posted a 31-28 win over Florida State in their last outing. In that Seminoles game, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson put up 156 pass yards with a TD and 23 carries for 178 yards and one TD.
On the year so far, Jackson has 2478 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions, and also leads the Cardinals in rushing with 136 carries for 868 yards and 11 TDs. Tops in receiving for Louisville is Dez Fitzpatrick, with 34 receptions, 554 yards and seven scores.
Over on the Wake Forest side, they’re currently 4-3, opening up with four straight wins before falling three times in a row to Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech. In that last game, Wake Forest QB John Wolford managed 252 yards with two TDs and one interception.
So far this season, Wolford has put up 1199 yards, 10 touchdowns and two picks, and also leads the Demon Deacons in rushing with 70 carries for 327 yards and five scores. Greg Dortch is the top Wake Forest receiver on 43 catches for 555 yards and five TDs.
The Cardinals are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win. Louisville is also 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 0-6 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Demon Deacons are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games. Wake Forest is also 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games on field turf and 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 conference games.
Louisville has been playing it pretty loose on defense lately, and they’ve given up at least 28 points in their last three games. That puts a lot of pressure on the offense, which has responded well by logging at least 25 points in each of those three games. Wake Forest put up 19, 14 and 24 points respectively in their three losses, and haven’t scored more than 24 in a game since September 16 versus Utah State. I think Louisville holds the cards here and can bang out a cover.