Wake Forest at Florida State - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-1) at Florida State Seminoles (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -21 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday in a ACC week 7 college football game at Doak Campbell Stadium on ESPN.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to build on their solid 5-1 start and remain in the ACC race. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons haven’t won a game against a ranked team since October of 2011. John Wolford is completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 826 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wolford has one or less touchdown passes in his last six games. Tabari Hines and Cam Serigne have combined for 425 receiving yards and one touchdown while Cortez Lewis has 15 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 176.5 yards per contest, and Matt Colburn leads the way with 361 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 18 points and 367.8 yards per game. Jessie Bates III leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 45 tackles, Duke Ejiofor has 6.5 sacks and Brad Watson has two interceptions.
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The Florida State Seminoles need another big victory to build on their shaky 4-2 record. The Florida State Seminoles have won 15 of their last 16 home games. Deondre Francois is completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,557 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Francois has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Jesus Wilson and Dalvin Cook have combined for 733 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Travis Rudolph has 19 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 227.8 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 785 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 32.7 points and 411.3 yards per game. Matthew Thomas leads the Florida State Seminoles with 33 tackles, DeMarcus Walker has 6.5 sacks and Tarvarus McFadden has four interceptions.
The Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Seminoles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Besides a blowout win over Charleston Southern, nothing has come easy this season for Florida State and it could easily have four losses on its record right now. Wake Forest is far from a pretty football team and struggles offensively, but the Demon Deacons are one of the better defensive clubs in the country and have allowed 21 or less points in five of their six games. Based on how FSU has played all year, this could be another grind it out type game.
I'll take a stab with Wake Forest and the points here.