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How the public is betting the Gator Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Rutgers

We break down the betting splits for Wake Forest vs. Rutgers in the Gator Bowl.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

The New Year’s Day slate in college football will get started in Jacksonville as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Wake Forest is a 16.5-point favorite against Rutgers. 83% of the handle and 64% of the bets are on the Demon Deacons.

Is the public right?

Yes. Wake Forest has had one of the more explosive offenses in the country and is going toe-to-toe with one of the least explosive units in the country. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where the Scarlet Knights keep pace.


The total for this game is set at 63. 76% of the handle and 71% of the bets are on the over.

Is the public right?

Not necessarily. Wake Forest putting up good numbers offensively doesn’t mean that Rutgers will put up the requisite points to trigger the over here. Lean into the under.


Wake Forest is a -760 favorite while Rutgers is a +525 underdog. 67% of the handle and 92% of the bets are on Wake Forest to win.

Is the public right?

Yes. Rutgers is coming into this game on just a week’s notice due to Texas A&M pulling out due to COVID-19 issues. The Demon Deacons have been preparing for this game all month and should win comfortably.

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