It’s an ACC vs. SEC affair at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, as the high-scoring Wake Forest Demon Deacons go up against the proud Texas A&M Aggies. Will the Demon Deacons give Texas A&M hell? Or will it be the other way around? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Texas A&M Aggies NCAA TaxSlayer Gator Bowl College Football Game on December 31, 2021
Where: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville
When: Friday, December 31, 2021, 11:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (+5)
Record: 10-3 Overall / 7-1 Conference
Wake Forest started the 2021 college football season like a house on fire, as the Demon Deacons ripped off eight consecutive wins to begin their campaign. What hurt them was their 58-55 road loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels and another defeat to an unranked team in the form of the Clemson Tigers – also on the road – to the tune of a 48-27 score. Wake Forest will look to close out everything out with a bowl win, something the Demon Deacons have not done since 2018’s victory at the Birmingham Bowl. Wake Forest’s overpowering offense is the team’s biggest asset. It closed out the regular season ranked fourth in the nation with 41.3 points per game and ninth with 473.8 total yards per contest.
Wake Forest is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games after a loss of over 20 points.
Betting on the Texas A&M Aggies (-5)
Record: 8-4 Overall / 4-4 Conference
Texas A&M finished the regular season with one fewer win than what the program had in 2020. Then again, the Aggies can be proud of at least one victory this year, and that’s their win against the Alabama Crimson Tide back in October in College Station, 41-38. Moreover, the Aggies have a shot at winning a bowl game for the fourth consecutive time. While the Demon Deacons have been effective this season in racking up a ton of points, Texas A&M has been exceptional on the other end of the field. In fact, the Aggies ended the regular season eighth in the FBS with just 17.1 points allowed per game. They can be disruptive with their pass rush, as evidenced by the fact that the Aggies are fourth in the SEC with 39.0 sacks and 27th in defensive quarterback sack rate (8.25%).
Texas A&M is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 vs. ACC.
Texas A&M wins, 31-24.
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