Against the Spread Pick
This Friday night match-up features the Wake Forest Demon Deacons out of the ACC and the Rice Owls of Conference USA. Wake squeaked out a win against he Utah State Aggies, while Rice lost to Army. Wake scored 38 points in their opener but allowed 35. Rice was a 23.5 point underdog and managed to hold Army to just 14 points which led to them easily covering. The Demon Deacons opened as an 18 point favorite and are a better team team than Army. This is a game I would not bet big because it is still Wake. I lean to Wake covering the spread, but this is one for small stakes.
Over Under Pick
The total opened at around 56.5 and this feels way too high. Yes, the total went way over in week one for the Demon Deacons, but the opposite was true in the Rice game. I see Wake Forest having another week of success on the offensive side of the ball, while I think Rice will continue to struggle. My official pick is the under and I look for the Demon Deacons to do almost all the scoring.