Free Picks: Wake Forest vs Virginia College Football Picks, Predictions 10/17/20
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Virginia Cavaliers (1-1) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Truist Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Saturday in week 7 college football action at Truist Field.
The Virginia Cavaliers look for their first road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Virginia Cavaliers have lost four of their last five road games. Brennan Armstrong is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 596 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Armstrong and Lindell Stone have combined for eight touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Billy Kemp IV and Lavel Davis Jr. have combined for 458 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Terrell Jana has 18 receptions. The Virginia Cavaliers ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Wayne Taulapapa leads the way with 177 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia is allowing 33 points and 390.3 yards per game. Nick Jackson leads the Virginia Cavaliers with 31 tackles, Richard Burney has two sacks and Brenton Nelson has two interceptions.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for back-to-back victories to improve to a .500 record. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won seven of their last nine home games. Sam Hartman is completing 63 percent of his passes for 584 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Hartman has one or less touchdown passes in four straight games. Jaquarii Roberson and Taylor Morin have combined for 353 receiving yards and three touchdowns while A.T. Perry has 11 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 161.6 yards per contest, and Kenneth Walker III leads the way with 255 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 32 points and 462 yards per game. Ja'Cquez Williams leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 26 tackles, Carlos Basham Jr. has three sacks and Ja'Sir Taylor has one interception.
The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 16-5 in Cavaliers last 21 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Demon Deacons last 13 home games. The Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Virginia Cavaliers are probably the better team here and have been sharper defensively, but they've had issues finding consistent offensive success and they're not the best road team in the world dating back to last season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won seven of their last nine home games and are averaging 54 points in their last two games. This feels like a game where there's going to be a lot of scoring and it's going to be decided in the fourth quarter. I'll take my chances with Wake Forest at home and the couple of points.