Liberty vs Wake Forest Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 3 Game on FanDuel

Liberty vs Wake Forest Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 3 Game on FanDuel


Liberty vs Wake Forest Week 3 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Liberty Flames (2-0) vs. No. 19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Venue:  Truist Field -- Winston-Salem, NC
Coverage: ACC Network

Week 3 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Saturday night non-conference regional game between the Liberty Flames and No. 19 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Both teams are 2-0 to start the season and Liberty makes the 2.5-hour drive south from Lynchburg, VA to Winston-Salem for an early Homecoming game.

Wake Forest is 2-0 SU/ATS and has scored 44 and 45 points. The Deacons are also coming off a 20-point win at Vanderbilt. Liberty has won a pair of one-score games, including an overtime nail-biter against Southern Miss in Week 1.

Liberty vs Wake Forest Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LIB: (+520) | WAKE: (-750)
Spread: LIB: +16.5 (-108) | WAKE: -16.5 (-112)
Total: 63.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Wake Forest enters this contest as a 16.5-point home favorite and -750 on the moneyline. This total of 63.5 is above average, as games are averaging close to 57 points this season.

Liberty vs Wake Forest Prediction & Pick

Wake Forest is 21-6 SU since 2016 under head coach Dave Clawson, who's in his ninth year leading the program. The Demon Deacons continue to overachieve after going 11-3 last year, including 7-2 in the ACC. Wake also has one of the league's top quarterbacks in Sam Hartman. The junior QB missed the season-opening win over VMI with a medical condition but recovered for 300 passing yards and 4 touchdowns against Vanderbilt.

Liberty QB Kaidon Salter is a dual threat who's led the Flames in rushing in both contests, racking up 144 yards on the ground thus far. But the Liberty defense has allowed 252 and 241 rushing yards in its two victories, and Wake will run the ball more this week while setting up play-action and big plays for Hartman. The Demon Deacons' top-rated receiving corps is led by 6-foot-5 first-team ACC star A.T. Perry, who had 142 receiving yards and a touchdown in last week's win.

Final Score Prediction: Wake Forest: 41 | Liberty: 20

Liberty vs Wake Forest Betting Trends

  • Wake Forest is 10-0 straight up (SU) in their last 10 home games.
  • Wake Forest is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone Under in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games.
  • Liberty is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
  • Liberty is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.

Liberty vs Wake Forest Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Liberty's inability to stop the run is a concern as they play their toughest opponent to date. The Flames only allowed 21 points per game in each of the past two seasons, and so far the defense has held opponents to 20.5 points per game this year. That changes this week against a high-scoring Wake offense that is capable of eclipsing last year's mark of 41 point per game (fourth in the nation).

The lookahead-letdown potentially looms with Wake Forest playing their ACC opener against Clemson the following Saturday. Still, Liberty may need to score at least 27 points to cover the spread, and the Flames couldn't do that in regulation in either of their two games against weaker opponents than Wake Forest.

Bet: Wake Forest -16.5 (-108)