Vanderbilt vs Wake Forest Prediction, Odds & Best Prop Bets – NCAAF, Week 2

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Wake Forest defensive lineman Jasheen Davis (30) plays against Vanderbilt during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Nashville, TN.
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  • Wake Forest is a -10 point favorite vs. Vanderbilt
  • Total (Over/Under): 56 points
  • Watch the game on ACC Network

The Vanderbilt Commodores visit Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sep. 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00am EDT in Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest is a betting favorite in Week 2, with the spread sitting at -10 (-110).

The Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest Over/Under is 56 total points.

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Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest Odds, Spread, Over/Under for Week 2

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Vanderbilt+10 -11056 -110+325
Wake Forest -10 -11056 -110-450

Vanderbilt vs Wake Forest Prediction for Week 2

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts Wake Forest will win this game with 78.2% confidence.

Vanderbilt vs Wake Forest Spread Prediction for Week 2

Based on recent against-the-spread trends, the model predicts Wake Forest will cover the spread with 70.4% confidence.

Both predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, plus offensive & defensive matchups, recent games and key player performances this season.


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Best Vanderbilt Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite college football player prop bets for Vanderbilt players for Week 2, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Will Sheppard has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 3 of his last 4 games (+1.80 Units / 38% ROI)
  • Jayden McGowan has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 3 of his last 4 games (+1.80 Units / 36% ROI)

Best Wake Forest Player Prop Best Bets Today

Top NCAAF player prop bets for Wake Forest players for Week 2, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Donavon Greene has hit the Receiving Yards Over in 2 of his last 3 games at home (+0.80 Units / 23% ROI)
  • Jahmal Banks has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 2 of his last 3 games (+0.80 Units / 22% ROI)
  • Justice Ellison has hit the Rushing Yards Over in 3 of his last 5 games (+0.65 Units / 11% ROI)
  • Vanderbilt has hit the Moneyline in 4 of their last 9 games (+8.00 Units / 48% ROI)
  • Vanderbilt has hit the 1H Moneyline in 3 of their last 6 games (+7.10 Units / 118% ROI)
  • Vanderbilt has hit the 1H Game Total Under in their last 4 away games (+4.00 Units / 91% ROI)
  • Vanderbilt has hit the Game Total Under in their last 4 away games (+4.00 Units / 91% ROI)
  • Vanderbilt has hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 3 of their last 5 away games (+1.95 Units / 35% ROI)
  • Wake Forest has hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 7 of their last 11 games (+4.80 Units / 39% ROI)
  • Wake Forest has hit the Team Total Under in their last 4 games (+4.00 Units / 88% ROI)
  • Wake Forest has hit the 1H Moneyline in 8 of their last 12 games (+2.95 Units / 9% ROI)
  • Wake Forest has hit the 1H Game Total Over in 4 of their last 5 games (+2.85 Units / 51% ROI)
  • Wake Forest has hit the Moneyline in 3 of their last 4 games at home (+1.10 Units / 5% ROI)

Vanderbilt Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Vanderbilt is 0-2 against the spread this college football season (-2.2 Units / -100% ROI).

  • Vanderbilt is 1-0 when betting on the Moneyline for +1 Units / 11.76% ROI
  • Vanderbilt is 2-0 when betting the Over for +2 Units / 90.91% ROI
  • Vanderbilt is 0-2 when betting the Under for -2.2 Units / -100% ROI

Wake Forest Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Wake Forest is 0-1 against the spread this college football season (-1.1 Units / -100% ROI).

  • Wake Forest is 7-5 when betting on the Moneyline for +0.35 Units / 0.79% ROI
  • Wake Forest is 1-0 when betting the Over for +1 Units / 90.91% ROI
  • Wake Forest is 0-1 when betting the Under for -1.1 Units / -100% ROI

Vanderbilt: Keys to the Game vs. Wake Forest

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Wake Forest: Keys to the Game vs. Vanderbilt

Wake Forest is 9-4 (.692) when sacking the QB less than 3 times since the 2021 season– 7th-best in FBS; Average: .383

Wake Forest is 9-1 (.818) when not throwing an interception since the 2021 season– tied for 15th-best in FBS; Average: .586

Matchup Notes for Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s offense has thrown for 8,693 passing yards in 28 games (310.5 YPG) since the 2021 season — sixth-best among FBS offenses. Vanderbilt’s defense has allowed 282.7 passing yards per game since the 2021 season — seventh-worst among FBS defenses.

Wake Forest’s WRs has gained 7,678 yards on 517 receptions (14.9 YPR) since the 2021 season — tied for 18th-best among FBS WRs. Vanderbilt’s defense has allowed 14.0 Yards Per Reception to WRs since the 2021 season — tied for 26th-worst among FBS defenses.

Wake Forest’s WRs has gained 7,678 yards on 517 receptions (14.9 YPR) since the 2021 season — tied for 18th-best among FBS WRs. Vanderbilt’s defense has allowed 12.8 Yards Per Reception since the 2021 season — tied for 24th-worst among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt’s RBs averaged just 6.3 yards after the catch in the 2022 season — tied for 26th-worst among FBS RBs. Wake Forest’s defense allowed just 6.7 RAC to RBs in the 2022 season — tied for 32nd-best among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt’s offense has thrown for 20 or more yards on just 7.7% of 815 attempts since the 2021 season — tied for 10th-worst among FBS offenses. Wake Forest’s defense allowed 20+ yards on 11.3% of attempts since the 2021 season — tied for 29th-best among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt’s offense threw for 2,250 passing yards in 12 games (just 187.5 YPG) in the 2022 season — 22nd-worst among FBS offenses. Wake Forest’s defense allowed 286.5 passing yards per game in the 2022 season — 16th-worst among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt Offensive Stats & Trends

Vanderbilt WRs have been targeted 53 times this season– 3rd-most among FBS Teams

Vanderbilt RBs have averaged just 3.1 Yards per Carry (384 yards/122 carries) in the 4th quarter since the 2021 season– 2nd worst among FBS Teams; Average: 5.0

Vanderbilt’s RBs averaged just 6.3 yards after the catch in the 2022 season — tied for 26th-worst among FBS RBs. Wake Forest’s defense allowed just 6.7 RAC to RBs in the 2022 season — tied for 32nd-best among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt RBs have averaged 3.5 yards from scrimmage per touch (489 yards / 141 touches) in the 4th quarter since the 2021 season– worst among FBS Teams; Average: 5.3

Vanderbilt’s offense has thrown for 20 or more yards on just 7.7% of 815 attempts since the 2021 season — tied for 10th-worst among FBS offenses. Wake Forest’s defense allowed 20+ yards on 11.3% of attempts since the 2021 season — tied for 29th-best among FBS defenses.

Wake Forest Offensive Stats & Trends

Wake Forest QBs have 31 completions for 20 or more yards on 3rd down since the 2021 season– 2nd most among FBS Teams

Wake Forest WRs caught 20 touchdown passes in the Red Zone in the 2022 season– most among Power 5 Teams

Wake Forest WRs caught 20 touchdown passes in the Red Zone in the 2022 season– tied for most among FBS Teams

Wake Forest’s offense has thrown for 8,693 passing yards in 28 games (310.5 YPG) since the 2021 season — sixth-best among FBS offenses. Vanderbilt’s defense has allowed 282.7 passing yards per game since the 2021 season — seventh-worst among FBS defenses.

Wake Forest’s WRs has gained 7,678 yards on 517 receptions (14.9 YPR) since the 2021 season — tied for 18th-best among FBS WRs. Vanderbilt’s defense has allowed 14.0 Yards Per Reception to WRs since the 2021 season — tied for 26th-worst among FBS defenses.

Vanderbilt Commodores Defensive Stats & Trends

Vanderbilt allowed passes of 40+ yards on 13 of 300 attempts (4%) in the 2022 season– worst among Power 5 Teams; Average: 2%

Vanderbilt allowed a passer rating of 169.2 (300.0 Pass Attempts) in the 2022 season– 3rd worst in FBS; Average: 130.7

Vanderbilt allowed a passer rating of 169.2 (300.0 Pass Attempts) in the 2022 season– worst among Power 5 Teams; Average: 127.6

Vanderbilt has averaged a sack every 30.1 pass attempts (693 Pass Attempts/23 Sacks) since the 2021 season– 3rd worst in FBS; Average: 14.2

Vanderbilt has averaged a sack every 30.1 pass attempts (693 Pass Attempts/23 Sacks) since the 2021 season– 2nd worst among Power 5 Teams; Average: 14.3

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Defensive Stats & Trends

Wake Forest has averaged 2.00 interceptions per game (2/1) this season– tied for 9th-best in FBS; Average: 0.85

Wake Forest has allowed 12 TD passes in close and late situations since the 2021 season– tied for 2nd most in FBS

Wake Forest has allowed 12 TD passes in close and late situations since the 2021 season– tied for most among Power 5 Teams

Wake Forest defense allowed 49 completions for 20 or more yards in the 2022 season– 3rd fewest among Power 5 Teams

Wake Forest’s opponents attempted two-point conversions on 18% of PATs in the 2022 season– highest in FBS; Average: 6%


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