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Wake Forest a field goal favorite at Army


Wake Forest is the lone undefeated team in the ACC. Usually that would mean the college football playoffs are in sight, but that doesn't appear to be the case this year given how weak the ACC is. Still, Wake Forest has a real chance to win the ACC. They haven't done that since 2006. Even then they lost to Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Given how weak the ACC is, Wake Forest has a real shot to go undefeated this season. That's something they've ever done in school history. Before they get ahead of themselves though, they have to take care of the games they're supposed to win easy. Like this one against Army.

Odds

Wake Forest is the slightest of favorites heading into this one. The Demon Deacons are just 3 point favorites, and they're given -154 odds to win the game. That's an implied 60.6% chance to win the game. Meanwhile, Army is given +140 odds, or an implied 41.7% chance to win the game.

Oddsmakers think this one is going to be tight. It's going to be up to Wake Forest to show that they are the dominant force that their record and ranking says they should be.

Matchup History

Wake Forest and Army have played each other 16 times in their history. Wake Forest has won 11 of those matchups. Even better, they've dominated it in recent history.

Since 1990, Wake Forest has gone 9-1 against Army. In those 9 wins, the average margin of victory was 13.6 points. Meanwhile, their one loss was by just 6 points.

The bad news is, that one loss was the most recent game the two teams played. It came in 2016 in Winston-Salem.

Conclusion

Wake Forest has a chance to play in a New Year's six bowl for just the second time in school history. They have a chance to better their 0-1 record in New Year's Six bowls. Before they can get there though, they need to win the easy ones.

Now, Army is by no means an easy opponent. However, for a school looking to play in a New Year's Six bowl, Army shouldn't be an issue.

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