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I’m laying the points with WAKE FOREST. I waited to pull the trigger on this game, as I felt the line might come down. It has now done so at many books and I feel that we’re getting excellent value with what I expect to prove to be a superior Wake Forest squad.
Teams don’t often get to face each other twice in the same season but that’s the case for this year’s first bowl game. Navy won 24-17 when these teams met back in September. While the Midshipmen will obviously be hungry to earn a bowl victory, the earlier loss should ensure that we also see an extremely motivated effort from the Demon Deacons, who otherwise may have been somewhat disappointed to be playing in lesser bowl game. Additionally, I feel that the experience of having already faced Navy’s unique offense, coupled with the extra time which they’ve had to prepare for it, will prove to be a major benefit for this afternoon’s rematch.
The Deacons are a very experienced team and their seniors feel that they’ve got a point to prove in their final game. As cornerback Alphonso Smith said: “It’s a great opportunity. We played them earlier this year in which we lost a game we thought we could have won. We didn’t play as well, we didn’t play Wake Forest football.”
While the Midshipmen were 1-3 SU/ATS as road underdogs of four points or less this season, the Deacons have gone 5-1 SU/ATS as favorites of four points or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. Look for them to improve on those stats with a solid win and cover here. *Annihilator