Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Tulane Green Wave Betting Odds
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Tulane Green Wave
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Tulane Green Wave Betting Picks and Free Prediction
Tulane took steps forward under coach Willie Fritz last season, enough to earn the coach a contract extension and higher expectations heading into the 2018 season. Fritz and his squad will have a chance to get off to a strong start when they host Wake Forest in the season opener on Thursday night.
The Green Wave continued to adapt to Fritz's triple-option offense last season but struggled on the defensive end, where they were torched for averages of 436 yards and 29.2 points. "We've got a better understanding of what we're doing in the 3-4 defense," defensive coordinator Jack Curtis told the team's website. "We're playing with a lot of young guys, so you've got to get them playing hard, lined up. ... We've cleaned up a lot, we've studied in the offseason and I think we'll be much-improved."
The Demon Deacons had similar issues last season with averages of 444 yards and 26.3 points allowed and made a big effort to bring in different players along the front seven with this year's freshman class. "Physically, what we recruited in the front seven as true freshmen is different than what we've had in the past," Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson told reporters. "These guys are (in terms of), height, weight, speed, better than what we've brought in before. Whether they become the players that these other guys did, who knows?"
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Odds Trends
|Wake Forest is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games|
|Wake Forest is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road|
|Wake Forest is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games on the road|
Tulane Green Wave Betting Odds Trends
|Tulane is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games|
|Tulane is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games|
|Tulane is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Tulane is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home|