Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Bet the Underdog in Tobacco Road Rivalry)

Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Bet the Underdog in Tobacco Road Rivalry)


Wake Forest vs Duke Week 13 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-4, 3-4 ACC) vs. Duke Blue Devils (7-4, 4-3 ACC)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium — Durham, NC
Coverage: ESPN2

Week 13 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes another ACC Tobacco Road rivalry game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils.

Wake Forest started the season 6-1 before a 3-game losing streak sent them out of the Top 25 polls. Last week the Demon Deacons bounced back with a 45-35 win over Syracues.

Meanwhile, Duke lost 28-26 last week at Pitt to snap their 3-game winning streak. Duke has over-achieved this year for first year coach Mike Elko, and the Blue Devils are going bowling.

Wake Forest vs Duke Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WF: (-164) | DUKE: (+136)
Spread: WF: -3.5 (-105) | DUKE: +3.5 (-115)
Total: 66.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Wake Forest enters this rivalry game as a small road favorite on the spread (-3.5) and moneyline (-164). A win by Duke returns +136 on the moneyline. The total is down 4 points from Sunday's opener in Las Vegas, and currently sits at 66.5 points - about 10 points higher than an average college football total.

Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction & Pick

Both teams defenses are deficient and near the bottom of ACC stats. Duke's pass defense is a real concern against Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman, who bounced back from two poor showings and INT's to pass for at least 320 yard's in each of the last three games with 10 TD passes. He'll go off again in this match-up with leading receiver A.T. Perry his top target.

Both teams should go over 400 yards offense, and each team has scored at least 20 points in every game this season. The Blue Devils are +14 in turnover margin, and a few more would get them the win. Duke does have the special teams edge and this is a close call making the home underdog worth a little support.

Duke does have the better defense and run stop unit to force Hartman into more passing situations. The Blue Devils are also +20 yards per game in ACC play while Wake Forest is +9 yards per play.

Final Score Prediction: Duke: 34 | Wake Forest: 33

Wake Forest vs Duke Betting Trends

- Wake Forest is 8-4 SU/ATS in their last 12 games.
- The total has gone Under in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games.
- Wake Forest is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Duke.
- Duke is 4-1 SU in their last 5 home games.
- Duke is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone Over in 4 of Duke's last 5 games.

Wake Forest vs Duke Best Bet

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

Duke hasn’t beaten Wake in Durham since 2014. But the Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS at home this season. Last year the Demon Deacons buried the Blue Devils 45-7. Wake Forest was good enough to win at Florida State this season when playing well, and lost in overtime the week prior to Clemson.

But Duke's offensive profile and balance (191 rush, 222 pass) and better protection of QB Riley Leonard (16 sacks) is an edge to support as home underdog.

Bet: Duke +3.5 (-115)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.