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College Football Betting Preview: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Old Dominion

September 16, 2023


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0) and Old Dominion Monarchs (1-1) will engage in a tough matchup. This betting opportunity will be interesting, especially as the Demon Deacons are seeking their third straight win.


  • Date: September 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

  • Location: S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia

  • Coverage: ESPN2

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Preview

The Demon Deacons return to action after a 36-20 victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores. This game was close until the second half, where the Demon Deacons finished 15-6 and won the half.

In their two games this season, they have been consistently producing 455.5 total yards, out of which 262.5 are attributed to their passing plays. Conversely, their opponents have managed to gain 327 yards, with an average of 230.5 yards through passing. This sets the stage for them to further solidify their dominance on both offense and defense.

They have put together 36.5 points per game and have allowed 18.5. This is a good margin and would be great if they can continue this.

The Demon Deacons finished second to last place in the ACC with a 8-5 record. They have a good opportunity to do some damage this year, but will need to find ways to continue their success.

Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Preview

The Monarchs just defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 38-31. This was a good showing by their offense, but their defense was not that great.

They have managed to accumulate a combined 343.5 yards per game, with 173 gained through rushing efforts, while their opponents have racked up 413 yards. Their opponents have primarily done this through passing plays accounting for 272 yards.

Their scoring averages stand at 27.5 points per game, while their opponents have been scoring at a rate of 33.5 points per game. These figures may eventually balance out, especially considering they recently experienced two lopsided games.

The Monarchs were at the bottom of the SBC East last year, as they finished 3-9. This is a good opportunity for them to win against a tougher team and out their defense to the test.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In MyBookie's most recent odds update, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are in a noteworthy position, holding a moderate edge to cover in the game. The market analysis indicates a strong 81.5 percent likelihood of their success.


  • Old Dominion Monarchs +14 (-110)

  • Wake Forest Demon Deacons -14 (-110)

The Monarchs’ defense will be challenged here, especially as the game goes on. The Demon Deacons seem to have their roster figured out, which should bode well for winning by at least two touchdowns.

Final Pick: Take the Wake Forest Demon Deacons -14 (-110)