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College Football Betting Preview: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

September 9, 2023


The Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) seek their third win in a row against a hungry Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0). Can the Demon Deacons cover the spread at home?


  • Date: September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET

  • Location: Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Coverage: ACCN

Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Preview

The Commodores are coming off of an excellent showing against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. This was a 47-13 victory, which was much better than their previous seven point win against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

So far, they have averaged 379 total yards each game and 252 has come from passing. On defense, they allow 334.5 total yards with 247 coming from passing.

They have yet to win against the spread this season, but both of their games so far have gone over their betting totals. Their offense has impressed in recent form, but they had issues staying ahead of Hawaii and could have lost that one.

If their offense is on point, they could push the ball and make the Demon Deacons uncomfortable. However, this is the biggest test of the year so far and they must bring their best.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Preview

The Demon Deacons return home after a 37-17 victory against the Elon Phoenix. They showed their true colors in passing and put up a respectable defense.

In that game, they put up 427 total yards with 329 coming from passing plays. Their defense was solid at 251 total yards allowed, which 147 came from passing.

They will bring a much better passing game to the table against the Commodores. Although they did not run the ball aggressively, they could use it at times to utilize their strong passing attack.

If the Demon Deacons remain aggressive early, this could lead to a nice advantage going into halftime. However, they need to avoid careless turnovers if they want to be successful.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's latest odds show that the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are heavy favorites to win. Looking at the market analysis, the Demon Deacons have a 75.8 percent chance to be victorious at home.


  • Vanderbilt Commodores: +10.5 (-110)

  • Wake Forest Demon Deacons: -10.5 (-110)

The Commodores have looked good enough against teams they are supposed to win against. This is a team that went 5-7 overall last year, versus a 8-5 Wake Forest last year.

Vandy’s defense will not be able to slow down the Demon Deacons enough to make this in their favor. The running game should be solid on both sides, with a slight advantage to the Demon Deacons. Look for them to win the game and potentially cover the spread.

Spooky Express Pick: Take the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at -10.5 (-110)