Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction Game Preview

Wake Forest vs Duke game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 13 game on Saturday, November 26

Wake Forest vs Duke prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday, November 26


Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction Game Preview

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Wake Forest vs Duke How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 26
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Wake Forest (7-4), Duke (7-4)
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Why Wake Forest Will Win

The Blue Devil pass defense is about to have a bad day.

It’s been okay for the most part all year, but it allows 255 yards per game and doesn’t generate enough third down stops. Now it has to deal with the steady Wake Forest air show.

There might have been issues over the last month with three straight losses before finally getting back on track with a win over Syracuse, but even when things weren’t going right Sam Hartman and the passing attack rolled for over 300 yards.

Duke is used to giving up big yards through the air, but it’s the completion percentage that should be a problem. Duke is 0-3 against teams that hit 65% or more of their passes. Hartman should be able to do that, which is why …

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Why Duke Will Win

Duke has to come up with multiple takeaways.

It’s been able to do it in four of the last five games, and that’s usually the antidote for the Demon Deacon attack. Wake Forest doesn’t normally have giveaway issues, but the eight against Louisville and three against NC State were a killer.

Duke is one of the best teams in the country in turnover margin. It’s not going to be able to hang yard-for-yard, but as long as it comes up with a few big plays here and there the offense should be able to crank up its own offense and keep up.

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s not like Wallace Wade is Death Valley or anything, but Duke has been fantastic at home and struggled on the road. However, it hasn’t beaten anyone  anywhere who’s going bowling – this would be the team’s best win of the season by far.

The Demon Deacon offense will be a bit steadier and more explosive. It’ll be dominant on third downs to go along with the big downfield shots.

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Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction, Line

Wake Forest 37, Duke 30
Line: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 66.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Wake Forest vs Duke Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Results So Far
Straight Up 71-29, ATS 54-44-2, o/u 64-35-1

Friday, November 25

NC State at North Carolina

Prediction: North Carolina 27, NC State 24
Line: North Carolina -6.5, o/u: 55.5
Final Score: NC State 30, North Carolina 2OT

Florida at Florida State

7:30 ABC
Line: Florida State -9.5, o/u: 57.5

Virginia at Virginia Tech

Cancelled

Saturday, November 26

Georgia Tech at Georgia

12:00 ESPN
Line: Georgia -36.5, o/u: 48.5

South Carolina at Clemson

12:00 ABC
Line: Clemson -14.5, o/u: 51.5

Louisville at Kentucky

3:00 SEC Network
Line: Kentucky -2.5, o/u: 43.5

Wake Forest at Duke

3:30 ESPN2
Line: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 66.5

Syracuse at Boston College

7:30 ESPN3
Line: Syracuse -10.5, o/u: 47.5

Pitt at Miami

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -6.5, o/u: 43.5

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Results So Far
Straight Up  65-27, ATS 48-42-2, o/u 57-34-1 

Saturday, November 19

Louisiana at Florida State

12:00 ESPN3
Line: Florida State -24.5, o/u: 52.5

Virginia Tech at Liberty

12:00 ESPN+
Line: Liberty -9.5, o/u: 46.5

Duke at Pitt

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -7.5, o/u: 49.5

Boston College at Notre Dame

2:30 NBC/Peacock
Line: Notre Dame -20.5, o/u: 42.5

Miami at Clemson

3:30 ESPN
Line: Clemson -18.5, o/u: 47.5

NC State at Louisville

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Louisville -4.5, o/u: 45.5

Georgia Tech at North Carolina

5:30 ESPN2
Line: North Carolina -21.5, o/u: 62.5
Final Score: COMING

Syracuse at Wake Forest

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -9.5, o/u: 56.5

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Results So Far
Straight Up 61-24, ATS 44-39-2, o/u 53-31-1 

Saturday, November 12

Virginia Tech at Duke

12:00 ESPN3
Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 49.5

Pitt at Virginia

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -3.5, o/u: 40.5

Louisville at Clemson

3:30 ESPN
Line: Clemson -7, o/u: 51.5

Boston College at NC State

3:30 ACC Network
Line: NC State -19.5, o/u: 41.5

Miami at Georgia Tech

3:30 ESPN3
Line: Georgia Tech -1.5, o/u: 44.5

North Carolina at Wake Forest

7:30 ESPN2
Line: Wake Forest -4.5, o/u: 77.5

Florida State at Syracuse

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Florida State -7.5, o/u: 50.5 

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Results So Far
Straight Up 56-22, ATS 44-32-1, o/u 48-30-1

Tuesday, November 8

Eastern Michigan at Akron

7:00 CBS Sports Network
Line: Eastern Michigan -7.5, o/u: 56.5

Ohio at Miami University

7:30 ESPN2
Line: Ohio -1.5, o/u: 50.5

Ball State at Toledo

8:00, ESPN
Line: Toledo -11.5, o/u: 50.5

Wednesday, November 9

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan

7:00 ESPNU
Line: Western Michigan -1.5, o/u: 50.5

Buffalo at Central Michigan

7:00 ESPN2
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 54.5

Kent State at Bowling Green

7:00 CBS Sports Network
Line: Kent State -2.5, o/u: 55.5

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Wake Forest vs NC State Prediction Game Preview

Wake Forest vs NC State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 10 game on Saturday, November 5

Wake Forest vs NC State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 10, Saturday, November 5


Wake Forest vs NC State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 5
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Wake Forest (6-2), NC State (6-2)
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Wake Forest vs NC State Game Preview

Why Wake Forest Will Win

The Demon Deacon offense won’t turn it over eight times this week.

The passing game threw for over 300 yards against Louisville, the defense was okay, and it all melted down with eight giveaways in the strange 48-21 loss.

The Cardinals were also helped by a great day from the running game, but that was a bit of an anomaly. NC State isn’t running well, it needs to get the passing attack going fast, and it wouldn’t be bad if the defense could take the ball away a bit.

NC State is 1-2 when it doesn’t hit 100 rushing yards, but …

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Why NC State Will Win

Wake Forest will give up more than 100 yards on the ground, but NC State will have to win this defensively.

The Wolfpack offense has been okay with freshman MJ Morris rising up against Virginia Tech, but the passing game has to keep up with Sam Hartman and a Wake Forest attack that will try to erase last week in a hurry.

NC State’s defense leads the ACC in third down stops, it’s No. 1 in scoring defense, and the pass defense is doing a great ob of holding down the good passers on the slate.

As good as Wake Forest’s offense is, it probably won’t go off.

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What’s Going To Happen

Wake Forest will want to make this a bit of a firefight, and NC State has to keep the score low and slow. The Wolfpack defense will be great, but Sam Hartman and the Demon Deacon offense will come up with a few key scores in the second half to survive.

There will be two Wake Forest turnovers. There won’t be eight.

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Wake Forest vs NC State Prediction, Line

Wake Forest 27, NC State 20
Line: Wake Forest -4.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Wake Forest vs NC State Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5
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Duke vs Boston College Prediction Game Preview

Duke vs Boston College game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 10 game on Saturday, November 5

Duke vs Boston College prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 10, Saturday, November 5


Duke vs Boston College How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 5
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Duke (5-3), Boston College (2-6)
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Duke vs Boston College Game Preview

Why Duke Will Win

Boston College is having problems.

It’s one thing to not be able to do much against Clemson or Wake Forest, but getting thumped by UConn last week 13-3 was a low point.

What’s going wrong? The running game is easily the worst in the country, and the passing attack that’s supposed to make everything go isn’t doing enough to pick up the slack.

There are way too many turnovers, there aren’t enough takeaways, now the O is dealing with a Duke defense that hasn’t been too bad.

Boston College is 2-0 when throwing for 300 yards or more and 0-6 when it doesn’t. But …

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Why Boston College Will Win

The passing game should click. It might not go off for a bazillion yards, but it should get to at least 250 without a problem and it might just hit the 300-yard mark.

How did the struggling Eagles get by Louisville a few weeks ago? The passing game was good, the defense came up with one of its better performances of the season, and there’s a shot it goes off – Duke’s pass rush is just okay.

Duke needs its ground game to do well. It lost to North Carolina in a wild shootout – the rushing attack came close to 300 yards – but it won the other five games when it came up with 170 yards or more. Boston College has only allowed that many twice.

Here’s the problem …

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What’s Going To Happen

Turnvers.

Boston College is -8 in turnover margin, Duke is +14.

Duke doesn’t have a ton of talent, but the offense is good enough to get by however it needs to, and the takeaways are coming in bunches with eight against Miami last week and two more in every game but two.

Boston College doesn’t force enough takeaways to matter.

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Duke vs Boston College Prediction, Line

Duke 27, Boston College 20
Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Duke vs Boston College Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Results So Far
Straight Up 56-21, ATS 39-36-2, o/u 48-28-1

Friday, November 4

Duke at Boston College

Prediction: Duke 27, Boston College 20
Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 47.5
Final Score: Duke 38, Boston College 31

Saturday, November 5

North Carolina at Virginia

12:00 ACC Network
Line: North Carolina -7.5, o/u: 59.5

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

12:30 ESPN3
Line: Virginia Tech -2.5, o/u: 40.5

Syracuse at Pitt

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Pitt -3.5, o/u: 48.5

Clemson at Notre Dame

7:30 NBC
Line: Clemson -3.5, o/u: 44.5

James Madison at Louisville

7:30 ESPNU
Line: Louisville -7.5, o/u: 52.5

Florida State at Miami

7:30 ABC
Line: Florida State -7.5, o/u: 52.5

Wake Forest at NC State

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -4.5, o/u: 54.5
Final Score: COMING

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Results So Far
Straight Up 53-17, ATS 37-31-2, o/u 46-23-1

Thursday, October 27

Virginia Tech at NC State

Prediction: NC State 30, Virginia Tech 10
Line: NC State -13.5, o/u: 39.5
Final Score: NC State 22, Virginia Tech 21

Saturday, October 29

Georgia Tech at Florida State

12:00 ACC Network
Line: Florida State -24.5, o/u: 47.5

Boston College at UConn

12:00 CBS Sports Network
Line:Boston College -7.5, o/u: 44.5

Notre Dame at Syracuse

12:00 ABC
Line: Syracuse -3, o/u: 47.5

Miami at Virginia

12:30 ESPN3
Line: Miami -1.5, o/u: 48.5

Wake Forest at Louisville

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 62.5

Pitt at North Carolina

8:00 ACC Network
Line: North Carolina -3.5, o/u: 64.5

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ACC schedule and previews for all of the Week 8 games: Syracuse at Clemson, Duke at Miami, Boston College at Wake Forest, Pitt at Louisville 


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Results So Far
Straight Up 50-15, ATS 33-30-2, o/u 44-20-1

Thursday, October 20

Virginia at Georgia Tech

7:30 ESPN
Line: Georgia Tech -3, o/u: 47

Saturday, October 22

Syracuse at Clemson

12:00 ABC
Line: Clemson -13.5, o/u: 49.5

Duke at Miami

12:30 ESPN3
Line: Miami -9.5, o/u: 49.5

Boston College at Wake Forest

3:30 ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -20.5, o/u: 61

Pitt at Louisville

8:00 ACC Network
Line: Louisville -2.5, o/u: 55

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