One of the great things about the college football season is that it tends to deliver a surprise team or two each year. Yes, many of these teams fall away after a big start to the year, but there are some who find a way to hang around and play their way into a major bowl game. One of the biggest surprises this year has been the play of Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are coming into this weekend with a 5-1 record, and it has to be said that they have not hit that mark by being lucky. This will be a much tougher test for them, though, as they will be going against a Florida State team that is sure to still be riding on a bit of a high after delivering a big knockout blow to the Miami Hurricanes last weekend. The Seminoles will either ride that high into this one, or perhaps let down a little and allow Wake Forest to deliver a big online betting upset.
Here’s A Closer Look At The College Football Demon Deacons At Seminoles Winning Favorites
When: Saturday, October 15 at 3:30 PM EST
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons
If you want some perspective on just how good Wake Forest Demon Deacons has been this season, consider that this is only the 8th time in school history that they have been able to get off to a 5-1 start, with the last such instance coming back in 2006. This is a team that bounced back nicely in tough conditions last weekend, beating Syracuse 28-9 the week after a disappointing loss to North Carolina State. Their cause was aided by the return of running back Cade Carney from injury. He chipped in over 100 yards in a winning cause, and proved just how much his absence was felt the previous week. If he can put up similar numbers this weekend, the Demon Deacons will keep things close.
Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles routinely had their way with Wake Forest during the Jameis Winston years, winning those meetings by an average of 49 points. The reality of life without their star QB was brought to light last season when they barely squeaked past the Demon Deacons, winning 24-16, courtesy of a late end zone pick that prevented Wake Forest from getting closer still. The Seminoles have had their issues this season, but the win against Miami last weekend may be what turns things around for them the rest of the way. Of course, there is the possibility that they could have a little bit of a hangover from that one. They will want to get out fast and set the tone early here.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I have to say that when the spreads were released for this weekend’s action, this was one that jumped right out at me. I expect Florida State to win, but I think that 21-point spread is a little on the high side. I like Wake Forest to cover here.