Florida State at Wake Forest College Football Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

Florida State at Wake Forest College Football Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

Written by on September 26, 2017

The offseason in college football is a long one, which gives fans and pundits an awful lot of time to look at every team and try to figure out how the upcoming season will play out. Everyone has their College Football betting pick for the national champion put before the action even begins, but those selections can quickly be proven wrong in a relatively short period of time.There were a lot of folks who believed that the Week 1 match-up between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles would be a preview of the National Championship Game, but that now looks like a longshot. Alabama has held up their end of the bargain thus far, while Florida State has stumbled, although not all the blame for their 0-2 start can be laid at the feet of the coaches and players. The Seminoles have been unable to play due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, and that rust was evident in their most recent loss. They will have another tricky one this weekend when they travel to North Carolina to face the unbeaten Wake Forest Demon Deacons.The Seminoles are in as a 7.5 point favorite for this one.

Florida State at Wake Forest College Football Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

When: Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 PM ESTWhere: BB&T Field, Winston-SalemTV: CBSRadio: 100.3 FM (Florida State) / 101.1 FM (Wake Forest)NCAAF Odds: Florida State -7.5

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

Record: Florida State leads 7-3Score: Florida State 32.10 / Wake Forest 12.70Rush Yards: Florida State 157.2 / Wake Forest 109.3Pass Attempts: Florida State 36.5 / Wake Forest 29.8Completion Percentage: Florida State 57.26% / Wake Forest 56.04%Passing Yards: Florida State 247.9 / Wake Forest 163.5Total Yards: Florida State 405.1 / Wake Forest 272.8Turnovers: Florida State 2.8 / Wake Forest 2.4

Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles?

The opening week loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide was one that was not considered to be particularly embarrassing, but there was a lot of shame to go around last weekend when the Seminoles returned to action against NC State and ended up on the wrong end of a beating. It’s certainly easy to feel a little sorry for the Seminoles, as it’s tough for players to sit idle for a couple of weeks and then be expected to come back and play at a high level.The big question now is whether the Seminoles can dig themselves out of this hole, or whether they are going to watch their season go down the drain. It’s tough to imagine that a team this talented can lose three straight games, and while the loss to the Wolfpack was a huge disappointment, at least it was a chance to get some game reps in. Florida State is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings with Wake Forest, and winners of the last 5. They have gone 8-2 on the road versus this team in the last 10 meetings but also went 3-7 ATS in that stretch.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Average Score For: 14
  • Total Yards: 316
  • Rush Yards: 72
  • Passing Yards: 244

Defense:

  • Average Score Against: 25.5
  • Total Yards: 317
  • Rush Yards: 141.5
  • Passing Yards: 175.5

Why bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons?

It has been a solid start to the season for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, as they come into this one with a perfect 4-0 record, but not as favorites according to the College Football Betting Lines. This will be their first real test, though, as they were the favorites to win all their previous starts. It can be argued, though, that this is the best time to face the Seminoles, as they appear to be a bit fragile, and are really feeling the pressure after losing their first two.Wake Forest is not the favorite at the College Football Betting Lines for Week 5.I would imagine that the Demon Deacons will come out and try to get off to a fast start. If they can get some points on the board early on, they may be able to cast even more doubt into the heads of the Seminoles players. Wake Forest is a tough team to beat in their own building, going 7-3 SU in their last 10 home games. They are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and have gone 7-3 ATS versus the Seminoles in their last 10 meetings.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Average Score For: 37.75
  • Total Yards: 432
  • Rush Yards: 216.25
  • Passing Yards: 215.75

Defense:

  • Average Score Against: 11.50
  • Total Yards: 328.5
  • Rush Yards: 128.25
  • Passing Yards: 200.25

Latest College Football Betting Trends

  • Florida State is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Florida State is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Florida State’s last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Wake Forest’s last 6 games at home

Expert College Football Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think this one may open with a bit of a shaky start from the Seminoles, but I fully expect them to win. They are simply too good to be struggling this much, and they are eventually going to hit their stride. I think that begins this weekend.Score: Florida State Seminoles 33 – Wake Forest Demon Deacons 20