Wake Forest vs. Duke: A Classic ACC Showdown, Week 10 forecasts derived from a validated model.

SportsLine’s model has recently unveiled its college football picks, predictions, and top wagers for the upcoming matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, scheduled to take place on Thursday.

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Wake Forest vs. Duke Match

In an exciting ACC matchup on Thursday night, the Duke Blue Devils will host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Demon Deacons have had the upper hand in four out of the last six meetings, although the Blue Devils emerged victorious in a thrilling 34-31 shootout in Durham last November. Duke, with a record of 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the ACC, started the season with four consecutive wins but has faced tough competition, losing three of their last four games against ranked teams. On the other hand, the Demon Deacons, with a record of 4-4 overall and 1-4 in the ACC, began the season with three non-conference victories but have struggled in ACC play, losing four out of their last five games.

The highly anticipated kickoff at Wallace Wade Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. As per the SportsLine consensus, the Blue Devils are leading with a 6.5-point advantage, making them the team to keep an eye on. The over/under for total points scored in the game is 41.5, promising an exciting and potentially high-scoring matchup.

Make sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model before making any Duke vs. Wake Forest picks. The SportsLine Projection Model has simulated every FBS college football game 10,000 times and has consistently generated impressive profits for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread, totaling well over $2,000. Those who have followed the model have experienced significant returns.

Now, the model has turned its attention to the Wake Forest vs. Duke matchup and has just unveiled its picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine to view the model’s CFB picks. Additionally, here are some key college football odds and trends for the Duke vs. Wake Forest game:

Wake Forest vs Duke Point

  • The point spread for the Wake Forest vs. Duke game has the Blue Devils as the favorites, with a 6.5-point advantage.
  • Wake Forest vs. Duke over/under: The total points expected in the game are set at 41.5.
  • Wake Forest vs. Duke money line: The Demon Deacons are listed at +208, while the Blue Devils are at -258.
  • WAKE: Has a 4-2 against the spread record in its last six games as an underdog.
  • Duke has had an impressive 8-3 against the spread record at home since the start of last season.
  • Wake Forest vs. Duke picks: You can find the picks at SportsLine.
  • Wake Forest vs. Duke live stream: You can stream the game on FuboTV (try it for free).
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Wake Forest vs Duke

The upcoming ACC matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take place at Wallace-Wade Stadium, marking the Blue Devils’ return home. The game is scheduled for Thursday night with a kickoff time of 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN. This will be the 103rd meeting between the in-state rivals, with Duke currently holding a 59-41-2 advantage. In last year’s encounter, the Blue Devils emerged victorious with a 34-31 win.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons, with a record of 4-4 overall and 1-4 in ACC games, have faced difficulties in conference matchups. Their previous game against the Florida State Seminoles resulted in a 41-16 loss. The Seminoles dominated the game from the start, leading 34-7 at halftime. Wake Forest struggled to gain momentum and was limited to a total of 210 yards throughout the game.

On the other hand, the Duke Blue Devils have encountered setbacks in their recent performances, suffering consecutive losses. In their previous game against the Louisville Cardinals, they were unable to score and were shut out with a final score of 23-0. The Blue Devils have been grappling with the absence of Riley Leonard, who sustained an ankle sprain a month ago during their match against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Against Louisville, Duke struggled to gain yardage, accumulating only 202 yards, and struggled on third downs, converting only 2 out of 12 attempts.

SP+ Rankings

Wake Forest: Ranked 70th overall, with the 77th offense and 57th defense.
Duke: Ranked 29th overall, with the 53rd offense and 21st defense.

Injury update

Wake Forest

QB Michael Kern is out with a shoulder injury.
WR Walker Merrill: Questionable with a foot injury.
WR Ian Ver Steeg: Questionable with an undisclosed injury.
TE Gavin Ellis: Out with an undisclosed injury.
LB Chase Jones is out with a concussion.
OL Nick Sharpe is out with an ankle injury.
WR Donavon Greene is out with a knee injury.


TE Nicky Dalmolin: Questionable with an undisclosed injury.
WR Eli Pancol: Out with a lower-body injury.


Against The Spread in 2023

Wake Forest: 3-5 ATS
Duke: 4-4 ATS

Total in 2023

Wake Forest: Over 3–5
Duke: Over 3-4-1

Team Pace

Wake Forest: Averaging 2.36 plays per minute of offense
Duke: Averaging 2.09 plays per minute of offense

Odds at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Duke is favored by 10 points.
Total: 44 points.
Moneyline: Duke -380, Wake Forest +300.

Opening line: Duke is favored by 12.5 points.
Opening total: 44.5 points.


The game will be played under clear skies with a game-time temperature of 45 degrees.

Our Best Bet for Wake Forest vs. Duke

We recommend betting on Duke to cover the spread of -10. Both teams have faced challenges, but Duke has shown resilience against top-ranked teams on the road and should perform better at home. Wake Forest is currently experiencing difficulties with their quarterback situation, which could be further exacerbated by Duke’s strong defense.

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