Wake Forest at Virginia - 9/24/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Virginia Cavaliers (2-1) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0)
Game Info: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium)
Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -4 -- Over/Under: 69.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will head on the road to face the Virginia Cavaliers in an FBS college football showdown. Wake Forest has won the last four matchups between these two squads.
Wake Forest is now 3-0 after cruising to a 35-14 win at home last time out against the Florida State Seminoles. Sam Hartman threw for 259 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. A.T. Perry was his top target, catching seven passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. The defense limited the Seminoles to 3.1 yards per carry and 91 yards on the ground. They also forced six turnovers in the game, making up for the offense committing two of their own. To start the season, the Demon Deacons are averaging 39.3 points per game while allowing 13.3 to the opposition. Christian Beal-Smith has racked up over five yards per carry and four touchdowns to lead the Wake Forest rushing attack.
Virginia is looking to bounce back after getting beat 59-39 at home against the UNC Tar Heels last week. They allowed 699 yards of total offense to the Tar Heels despite winning the time of possession battle. QB Brennan Armstrong was responsible for nearly all of Virginia’s offense, throwing for 553 of their 577 total yards. Dontayvion Wicks and Billy Kemp IV led the way for the receivers, both going over 100 yards with at least one score. On the season, Virginia ranks second in the nation with 438.3 passing yards per game. They have averaged 41.3 points per game while allowing 24.3 to the opposition. Their run defense has been an issue, allowing over 200 yards per game to the opposition.
Wake Forest is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, 6-4 on the money line, and the over is 5-5.
Virginia is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the money line, and the over is 7-3.
Virginia was outclassed in their last matchup against UNC, but this one should tilt more in their favor. Wake Forest has some good numbers to start the year, but this will be the best passing attack they have seen. Armstrong ranks second in both yards and touchdowns to start the season and has done so against some solid competition. Wake Forest should be able to move the ball against this Virginia defense and keep it close, but the Cavaliers have the firepower to pull away late. Give me Virginia at home.