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Wake Forest opens as a 3 point favorite over Texas A&M in the Belk Bowl at most sites

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The Demon Deacons open as a field goal favorite over the Aggies.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have opened as a 2.5-3 point favorite over Texas A&M in the Belk Bowl according to most online betting sites.

This is roughly in line with what I expected coming into the game. Although a couple of sites opened at Wake -6 to -7 yesterday, these lines seem to be closer to the norm across the board.

Wake Forest is ahead of Texas A&M in pretty much all of the “advanced metrics”:

Despite the lack of knowledge from many Aggies on social media regarding who the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are and whether or not we had a football team, the Deacs are viewed as a field goal favorite by the folks who excel at building tall buildings in the middle of a desert.

Here are a few examples of the (feigned?) confusion of many Texas A&M fans upon hearing they would be traveling to Charlotte to take on Wake Forest:

Even though there is a lot of consternation over who we are, the game will in fact go on as scheduled on December 29th at 1 PM.

Based on what I am hearing regarding ticket sales I would venture to guess that Aggies fans will have the chance to meet several thousand Demon Deacons if they so choose to in Charlotte at the end of the year.