Wake Forest vs. Duke - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Duke Blue Devils (4-6) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -6 -- Over/Under: 54.5
The Duke Blue Devils and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in week 13 college football action from BB&T Field on Saturday.
Duke sits at 4-6 so far. The Blue Devils are sitting on a four-game losing streak, falling to Virginia, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Syracuse during that span.
In the loss to the Orange, Duke QB Quentin Harris passed for 157 yards and two INTs, and Mataeo Durant had 54 rush yards. Tops in receiving there was Aaron Young with 63 yards on five grabs.
Over on the Wake Forest side, they’re 7-3 so far. The Deacons are 2-2 in their last four games, taking out Florida State and NC State before falling to Virginia Tech and Clemson in their last pair.
In the loss to Clemson, Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman threw for just 41 yards and two picks, with Kendall Hinton catching two balls for 17 yards. Kendrell Flowers had 27 yards on nine carries to lead the rush.
Duke is 14-2 ATS in their last 16 on turf and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five in November.
Meanwhile, the Deacons are 4-1 ATS in the last five after a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Wake is 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 versus a team with a losing record and the under is 4-0 in their last four games overall.
There’s not much to get excited about when you look at the Blue Devils’ last four games. They’ve scored a max of 17 points in each game, and put up just six versus Syracuse while allowing a whopping 49. And the Orange aren’t even that great of a team.
Wake Forest has only put up a combined 20 points over their last two games, but those came against Virginia Tech and Clemson. Outside of that, the Deacons are more than capable of putting up points. I’m going to stick with Wake Forest on the victory/cover here.