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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Missouri Tigers Preview

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Missouri Tigers Preview

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Missouri Tigers will feature in the Gasparilla Bowl. The Demon Deacons are slim favorites (-2.5). An over/under of 58.5 points has been set for the matchup.

The Demon Deacons are favored (-2.5) in an expected close game against the Tigers. The total is set at 58.5 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Wake Forest (-2.5)
  • Moneyline: Wake Forest (-139), Missouri (+118)
  • Total: 58.5 Points

Wake Forest Betting Info

  • Wake Forest's record against the spread is 7-5-0.
  • Against the spread as 2.5-point or better favorites, Wake Forest is 5-5.
  • There have been five Wake Forest games (of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • When playing as moneyline favorites, the Demon Deacons have won 60% of the time (6-4).
  • The Demon Deacons have a 2-4 record (winning 60% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -139 or shorter.

Missouri Betting Info

  • Missouri has seven wins in 12 contests against the spread this year.
  • Missouri has an ATS record of 5-2 as 2.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Missouri has seen four of its 12 games go over the point total.
  • The Tigers have been underdogs in seven games this season and won two (28.6%) of those contests.
  • The Tigers have a record of 2-4, a 44.4% win rate, when they're set as an underdog of +118 or more by sportsbooks this season.

Wake Forest vs. Missouri Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Demon Deacons and Tigers
Demon Deacons Stats Tigers
314.6 Pass yards 211.6
272.8 Pass yards against 209.8
133.5 Rush yards 159.3
137.7 Rush yards against 127.3
-3 Turnover differential -2

Wake Forest Leaders

  • Sam Hartman has thrown for 3,421 yards (285.1 ypg) to lead Wake Forest, completing 63% of his passes and collecting 35 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Justice Ellison, has carried the ball 149 times for 643 yards (53.6 per game), scoring five times.
  • Christian Turner has piled up 516 yards on 128 attempts, scoring seven times.
  • A.T. Perry's team-high 980 yards as a receiver have come on 70 catches (out of 110 targets) with 11 touchdowns.
  • Donavon Greene has hauled in 36 passes while averaging 51.3 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
  • Jahmal Banks has compiled 39 receptions for 564 yards, an average of 47 yards per game. He's scored eight times as a receiver this season.
  • Jasheen Davis has 6.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has eight TFL and 20 tackles.
  • Ryan Smenda Jr., Wake Forest's tackle leader, has 50 tackles and four TFL this year.
  • Jermal Martin Jr. has a team-high one interception to go along with 11 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.

Missouri Leaders

  • Brady Cook has thrown for 2,495 yards on 215-of-331 passing with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 547 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
  • Cody Schrader is his team's leading rusher with 157 carries for 690 yards, or 57.5 per game. He's found paydirt eight times on the ground, as well.
  • Dominic Lovett paces his squad with 846 receiving yards on 56 catches with three touchdowns.
  • Barrett Banister has caught 36 passes and compiled 403 receiving yards (33.6 per game).
  • Luther Burden III's 36 grabs (on 59 targets) have netted him 320 yards (26.7 ypg) and four touchdowns.
  • Isaiah McGuire paces the team with seven sacks, and also has 10 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Jaylon Carlies, Missouri's top tackler, has 38 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
  • Daylan Carnell leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 18 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

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Wake Forest vs. Missouri Over/Under Trends

  • In seven of 12 games this season, Wake Forest and its opponents have combined to score more than 58.5 points.
  • Missouri has combined with its opponent to score more than 58.5 points in three of 12 games this season.
  • Wake Forest has an average total of 64.2 in their outings this year, 5.7 more points than this matchup's over/under.
  • Missouri's matchups this season have a 52-point average over/under, 6.5 fewer points than this game's point total.

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