Virginia at Wake Forest 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-2) vs Virginia Cavaliers (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Truist Field)
Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +3 -- Over/Under: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Virginia faces Wake Forest on Saturday, October 17th at Truist Field for week seven of NCAA football action.
Virginia has started the season with a record of 1-2 both overall and in ACC conference play. Virginia is coming off a 38-21 loss to NC State at home in week six of the season. Virginia was seven-point favorites in that game, but NC State dominated from start to finish. NC State opened with a 24-0 lead with 2:03 left in the 2nd quarter, and the team would never look back. Virginia's lone win this season came in the season opener against Duke on September 26th. Virginia averages 27.3 points per game and 424.0 yards per game. Virginia allows 33.0 points and 390.3 total yards per game to the opposition. Virginia's issues deal with how inconsistent the team has been this season. At times, Virginia looks very sharp; however, most times Virginia struggles on both sides of the ball. Limiting turnovers and playing a field position game will be crucial for Virginia to avoid another loss.
Wake Forest is coming off a 66-14 win over Campbell. Although the scoreline makes this win seem impressive, Campbell is a member of the FCS, therefore Wake Forest beating Campbell by 52 is nothing out of the ordinary. Wake Forest is now 1-2 on the year but 0-2 in ACC conference play. Wake Forest's offense has played well this season, scoring an average of 40.3 points per game. Wake Forest's defense has struggled at times, and the team allows 32.0 points per game to the opposition this season. Wake Forest will have to take advantage of any mistakes that Virginia may make in this one, and pressuring Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong is a good way to force turnovers. Armstrong has thrown six interceptions this season, and Wake Forest will need to force a few more in this one.
I like Wake Forest as the home dogs in this one. I think Wake Forest has a bit more structure on both sides of the ball, and I like Wake to win its first ACC game of the season.