FSU vs Wake Forest NCAA Football Betting Analysis

Posted by Alex Murphy on Saturday,October 3, 2015 7:03, EST in

The Florida State Seminoles will look to remain unbeaten and humble the Wake Forest Demon Deacons when the two longtime rivals square off in their Week 5 ACC matchup that gets underway on Saturday at BB&T Field. Now, let’s find out if the Seminoles can bring home the bacon in this matchup’s College football lines.

How To Bet the Seminoles @ Demon Deacons NCAA Football Odds & Game Info

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 3, 2015
Where: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
NCAAF Odds: Florida State -18

Why Bet on the Florida State Seminoles

While No. 11 Florida State certainly didn’t look like world-beaters, the Seminoles managed to get past Boston College 14-0 in their Week 4 ACC matchup to cash in as quarterback Everett Golson completed 15 of 24 passes for 119 yards with one touchdown. The Noles won the turnover battle 2-0 and allowed BC quarterbacks to complete just five passes in the win.

Why Bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest is coming off a crushing 31-24 loss against Indiana in Week 4 while failing to cover the NCAAF betting line as a 3.5-point home favorite. The Demon Deacons got a decent performance from quarterback Kendall Hinton though he completed just 19 of 46 passes for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception while rushing 22 times for 57 yards and two additional scores. Unfortunately, Wake allowed Indiana to roll up 211 rushing yards in the loss while rushing for just 99 yards as a team in the defeat.

My Expert Game Analysis, Prediction & Pick

59 percent of the betting public likes Florida State and so do I, although I need to warn you that I believe it’s going to be a close call for the Noles. Florida State averages 10.9 points per game more than the Demon Deacons while allowing also allowing 9.5 fewer points per game defensively. More importantly, Florida State has won three in a row over Wake Forest, each time winning by at least 40 points to cover the spread as at least a 28-point favorite in each contest.

Wake Forest looked absolutely clueless in their 30-17 Week 2 road loss against a mediocre Syracuse team and I believe they’re in for a bigger defeat against a Florida State team that has boatloads of talent on both sides of the ball. With the Seminoles going 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings against Wake and the favorite going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall, I say the Florida State Seminoles are the right pick to win and cash in!

The Pick: Florida State 38 Wake Forest 17