Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0)
As the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0) on September 10, 2023, at 11:00 AM ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Hosted at the Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium and aired on ACCN, this matchup promises to be an intriguing contest. For those looking for college football betting tips, this piece provides an in-depth analysis that might just give you the edge.
The Commodores are led by quarterback AJ Swann, but they also have valuable assets in their running back and wide receiver positions. Sedrick Alexander has displayed a strong running game with 14 attempts yielding 89 rushing yards, averaging an impressive 6.4 yards per rush. On the wide receiver front, Jayden McGowan has emerged as a reliable option, amassing 142 receiving yards from 12 receptions. However, he has yet to find the end zone this season.
The Demon Deacons have their own set of playmakers. Running back Demond Claiborne has proven to be a powerhouse with 70 rushing yards and a touchdown from 13 attempts, boasting an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Wide receiver Jahmal Banks adds to Wake Forest’s arsenal with his 6 receptions, accumulating 108 receiving yards and scoring a touchdown.
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET|
|Where:||Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium|
AJ Swann QB vs. Mitch Griffis QB
AJ Swann has had a reasonable start to the season with a 57.6% completion rate, amassing 452 passing yards over two games. He has thrown 5 touchdown passes against a single interception, showing relatively good decision-making abilities. However, he has been sacked 4 times, resulting in a loss of 28 yards. His passer rating stands at 146.6, which is commendable but not exceptional. Swann’s longest pass of 41 yards shows his capability for long throws, but it’s his ability to adapt to Wake Forest’s defense that will truly test his mettle.
On the other side, Mitch Griffis has a better completion rate at 63.3%, and his 329 passing yards from a single game is a stat that can’t be ignored. Griffis also has a higher average per pass attempt at 11 yards, which reflects his aggressive playstyle. Like Swann, Griffis has also faced some pressure, getting sacked 4 times. His passer rating is at a notable 181.8, indicating a more effective quarterback performance so far. Griffis’ 69-yard longest pass indicates a strong arm and the ability to stretch the field.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -425, Total Odds: 57.5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons’ impressive home record makes them the easy moneyline pick, while Vanderbilt’s potency makes them attractive candidates to cover the spread. Both teams have shown solid offensive performances that suggest going under.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games but 4-1 SU in their last 5, showing an improving team. However, their road and September records are less favorable. The total has typically gone UNDER on the road but OVER against ACC opponents.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
Wake Forest Demon Deacons has a shaky 2-5 ATS record in their last 7 games. They are 10-5 SU in their last 15 and an impressive 15-2 SU at home. Interestingly, they are 1-4 SU at home against Vanderbilt. The total has more frequently gone UNDER but tends to go OVER against SEC opponents.
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Based on the available data and trends, along with quarterback comparisons, Wake Forest Demon Deacons seems to be the more reliable pick for those scouring top college football sites. However, Vanderbilt should not be completely ruled out, especially given Wake Forest’s mixed home record against them. A cautious bet would be to take Wake Forest on the moneyline but Vanderbilt with the points. Enjoy the game, and best of luck with your wagers!
Free Pick and Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons will win 31-24