Welcome to our college football predictions and picks for Week 2 action! This week we have an exciting matchup between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Let’s dive into the analysis and projections for this game. This is (AI) artificial intelligence betting prediction.

Team Overview


Vanderbilt comes into this game showcasing a promising offense with an OSRS of 5.69 and a decent defense with a DSRS of 3.26. Their total SRS stands at 8.96. They have been scoring an average of 24.6 points per game while allowing a sizable 36 points against them. Vanderbilt’s offensive side stands strong with 8.08 yards per passing attempt and a rushing average of 6.55 yards per attempt. Their defense restricts opponents to 4.97 yards per pass and 4.02 yards per rush. Their FPI is on the lower side at -5.8, and they have an overall efficiency (EFF) of 42.4. Their offense efficiency is notably low, ranking 113th, while their defensive efficiency is slightly better at 45.8.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest has a potent offense with an OSRS of 5.78, but their defense is a weak point with a DSRS of -0.5, reflecting in their SRS of 5.28. Scoring a commendable average of 36.1 points per game, they allow 28.3 points against them. Wake Forest impresses with 10.97 yards per pass attempt and 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. Defensively, they are robust against the pass, restricting to just 4.08 yards but are more lenient against the rush, allowing 3.59 yards per attempt. With an FPI of 2.6, their overall efficiency is at 69.7. They rank 62nd in offensive efficiency and have a defense efficiency ranking of 78.

Game Prediction

Given Vanderbilt’s offensive prowess, they can potentially exploit Wake Forest’s defensive vulnerabilities. However, Wake Forest’s strong passing defense might restrict Vanderbilt’s gains through the air. With their outstanding offense, especially in passing, Wake Forest can score against Vanderbilt, especially considering Vanderbilt’s defensive woes.

Based on the stats, the projected points each team might allow in this face-off would be:

  • Vanderbilt: Considering their defense against Wake Forest’s strong offense, Vanderbilt might allow around 34-36 points.
  • Wake Forest: With their defensive vulnerabilities against Vanderbilt’s offense, Wake Forest might concede around 30-32 points.

Our prediction: Wake Forest 36 Vanderbilt 30

This matchup promises a high-scoring game with both teams having their strengths and weaknesses. The projected total is around 64-68 points.

Pick by AI: OVER 57

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