Virginia Tech Hokies Vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons!
Jim Grobe's Demon Deacons are as the proverbial saying goes when a team is winning, "living the dream". They are 9-1 in the talented ACC and are coming off a shocking 30-0 win over the Florida State Seminoles at. Tallahassee. This Saturday they host Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech Hokies and the visitors have been installed as -2 point favorites at America's most popular online sportsbook, www.sportsbook.com.
The Numbers Don't Lie!
Wake Forest is 6-3 this season against the spread, but it should be noted a perfect 6-0 against the number when they are placed in the underdog role. The Deacons were the first team to shut out the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium since 1973, three seasons before Coach Bobby Bowden became FSU's head coach.
They were also the first team to beat FSU here by at least 30 points since 1981, when the Seminoles lost to Southern Miss 58-14. FSU had played 232 consecutive games without being shut out, the ninth longest streak in the history of college football. The victory was Wake Forest's first at FSU since 1959, and only its third here in 19 trips. It was the Deacons' first win over FSU since 1973.
However, the question this weekend is are they due for a letdown after two huge emotional tilts against Florida State and Boston College and a Conference Championship game on tap next weekend with Maryland.
While I certainly think this team has over-achieved this season, they have always been focused and having the adulation of thousands of students this past week, could make this squad vulnerable.
Virginia Tech comes in winners of 4 in a row and their defense in this stretch has been incredible. They have allowed just 23 points in that stretch, which is great considering that their offense has been average.
Against Kent State last week, their offense accumulated just 214 yards of offense and their QB Sean Glennon has been just above average.
Interesting statistic reveals that VT is 9-1 ATS in their past 10 road games and 11-3 against the spread in their past 14 night games.
WF on the other hand is just 3-7 ATS in their past 10 night games and yes this game will be played under the lights at 7:00 pm EST.
Both teams have a penchant for playing low scoring games and Sportsbook.com has the total available right now for you and the number is set at 38!
About the Author: Bob is an experienced sports writer and handicapper who has written for the sports industry for over a decade. He has been a regular contributer to Sports Scene, a sports consultant for television's 33 Made and other major motion pictures.