Wake Forest vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Wake Forest vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Wake Forest vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Wake Forest vs. Duke fearless prediction and game preview

Wake Forest vs. Duke Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC
Network: ACC Network

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Why Wake Forest Will Win

The big shot to do something special against Clemson is gone – losing 52-3 – and now Wake Forest can make a big push to close strong and have a shot at the Orange Bowl.

If Clemson goes to the College Football Playoff, the next-highest ranked ACC team would go to the Orange. There isn’t a ranked team now, but if the Demon Deacons close out with wins over Duke and Syracuse to finish 9-3, there’s an outside shot they could get the ACC’s biggest bowl tie-in.

The offense has fallen flat over the last two weeks, but that’s because it’s had to deal with the Tigers along with a hot Virginia Tech defense.

Duke doesn’t have a hot defense, or a hot anything.

The Blue Devils have totally collapsed over the last month in an 0-4 run, getting outscored by a combined score of 155-44.

And why? Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

The Blue Devil offense has fallen flat, but the 13 giveaways over the last four games, and a whopping total of 22 in the six losses, have made things easy.

Along with a killer offense that still leads the ACC in third down conversions, Wake Forest is a +6 on the year in turnover margin.

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Why Duke Will Win

Enough, Duke. It’s time to start throwing again.

Wake Forest might have a high-powered offense that’s been able to answer the call time and again against the mediocre teams, but the secondary can get bombed on.

The Demon Deacon defense has allowed 242 yards or more and 15 touchdowns in five of the last six games, and it’ll get lit up from time to time by the offenses that like to push the ball deep.

That’s not necessarily Duke, but the possibility is there to dink and dunk, keep dinking and dunking, and chip away at a secondary that can get picked apart. Elon and NC State are the only two teams to not hit 60% of their throws against this group.

There’s still talent on this O to make things happen against the porous defense, but …

What’s Going To Happen

The Blue Devils are broken.

The offense is working way too hard to get to 300 yards and stay in games, and now the team is desperate to win its last two to get bowl eligible.

It won’t be able to keep up with Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons still have to prove they can win and keep the offense moving without star WR Sage Surratt, who’s out for the year, but there are still enough weapons to pull ahead early and force Duke’s O to work again.

It will, to a point, but it won’t be consistent enough to keep pace.

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Wake Forest vs. Duke Prediction, Line

Wake Forest 27, Duke 23
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Wake Forest -7.5, o/u: 49.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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