Louisville vs Wake Forest Picks, College Football Predictions & Free Bets
We have Louisville vs Wake Forest Picks, College Football Predictions & Free Bets for the game on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Louisville (3-2, 1-1) travels to upstart Wake Forest., which is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC and jumped to No. 19 in the latest USA Today Coaches poll.
Kickoff will be at 7:30 P.M. EST on Saturday, October 12. The current betting odds have the Demon Deacons as 6.5-point favorite.
Louisville Cardinals Form
Louisville is fresh off a pulsating 41-39 home win over Boston College last Saturday that snapped the team’s nine-game ACC losing streak.
The Cardinals prevailed thanks to Blanton Creque’s game-clinching field goal with one minute left in a game that saw the Louisville offense break out with 664 yards of total offense.
After a season-opening 35-17 loss to Notre Dame as an 18-point underdog, the Cardinals have rattled off three wins in their last four games thanks to an offense that is now averaging 32.4 points per game.
Louisville, however, has struggled in recent years both on the road, where it has gone 3-7 both straight up and against the spread. Against ACC foes, they are 5-13 both straight up and against the spread.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Form
It’s mid-October and Wake Forest is undefeated. That makes the Demon Deacons one of the true surprises of the college football season.
Wake Forest has won seven straight games, matching the school record set in 1944 when it started the year 7-0. Wake owns the fifth-longest active win streak in the country behind only Clemson (20), Ohio State (11), Appalachian State (10) and Florida (9).
The offense is led by quarterback Jamie Newman, who leads the ACC in passing with 304.2 yards per game, helping his team average 35.8 points per game.
Making the 5-0 record even more impressive is the fact that Wake Forest has turned the ball over 13 times already this season. Its defense hasn’t exactly excelled, ranking in the bottom half of the league in total yards allowed, rushing yards allowed and passing yards allowed.
Louisville vs Wake Forest Head-to-Head
Wake Forest has had its way with Louisville in recent meetings, winning and covering the last two meetings.
In fact, the wins have been so decisive, the Deacons have covered the pointspread by a total of 37 points in the two wins.
Louisville vs Wake Forest Trends
- Wake Forest are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
- Wake Forest are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record.
- Louisville are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Louisville are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Louisville vs Wake Forest Picks
Not only do we think that Wake Forest has something special going on right now, but this is also a tremendous scheduling spot for the Deacons, so we’ll lay the 6.5 points.
While the Deacons were off last week, Louisville played a physically and emotionally draining game in the win over Boston College that will be difficult to recover from.
Louisville is also just 9-21 ATS in its last 30 games overall, including a dismal 3-10 ATS mark as an underdog.
Louisville vs. Wake Forest Picks: Wake Forest -6.5 @ 5Dimes