The Wake Forest Demon Deacons surprised everybody by reaching the month of November before picking up their first loss in a 58-55 shootout against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Wake Forest will return home for a tough matchup against the NC State Wolfpack, which would be in the driver’s seat to win the ACC Coastal with a victory over the Demon Deacons on Saturday night.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Wake Forest: 34 overall, 8 offense, 76 defense
NC State: 23 overall, 52 offense, 12 defense
RB Christian Beal-Smith - Questionable (lower body)
No new injuries to report
Against The Spread
Wake Forest: 4-5 ATS
NC State: 6-3 ATS
Wake Forest: Over 4-5
NC State: Over 4-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Wake Forest: 64 overall, 64 offense, 60 defense
NC State 29 overall, 16 offense, 15 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Wake Forest -1
Moneyline: Wake Forest -125, NC State +105
Opening line: Wake Forest -2
Opening total: 67.5
57 degrees, 12 MPH wind, 12% chance of rain
NC State +1
It is very possible Saturday’s game is the deciding factor in who will advance to the ACC Championship Game, though the Clemson Tigers remain in the mix. Regardless, we should get the very best effort from both teams Saturday night as motivation will not be an issue. While the Wake Forest has the better offense, the Demon Deacons defense will be the worst unit on the field. This game might not feature a ton of stops, but NC State has allowed 14 or fewer points in four of five ACC games in regulation this season, and the Wolfpack can limit the damage of a fast-paced offense.
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