Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2) at Syracuse Orange (1-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange +11 -- Over/Under: 58 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Syracuse Orange meet Saturday in week 9 ACC college football action at the Carrier Dome.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for their first road victory while getting their fourth straight victory overall. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost four straight road games. Sam Hartman is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,003 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Hartman has one or less touchdown passes in six straight games. Jaquarii Roberson and Donavon Greene have combined for 594 receiving yards and one touchdown while Taylor Morin has 16 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and Kenneth Walker III leads the way with 449 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 27 points and 447.8 yards per game. Ja'Cquez Williams leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 42 tackles, Carlos Basham Jr. has five sacks and Nick Andersen has three interceptions.
The Syracuse Orange need a win here to rebound from a 1-5 start and snap a three-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange have split their last eight home games. Tommy DeVito is completing 50 percent of his passes for 593 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVito and Rex Culpepper have combined for nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Taj Harris and Anthony Queeley have combined for 654 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nykeim Johnson has 13 receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 92.8 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 362 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 32.5 points and 479.7 yards per game. Mikel Jones leads the Syracuse Orange with 44 tackles, Josh Black has two sacks and Andre Cisco has one interception.
The Demon Deacons are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Orange are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The over is 7-3 in Demon Deacons last 10 games in October. The over is 4-0 in Orange last 4 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Syracuse and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are playing some solid football right now led by an offense that's heating up, and they're fresh off their biggest win of the season over a ranked Virginia Tech. The Syracuse Orange can't finish games and their defense continues to struggle, but they did hang around with Clemson on the road last week and had a six-point game midway through the third quarter. Wake Forest hasn't played a road game in about a month and a half, and they've lost four straight road games dating back to last season. I'm not eager to lay a bunch of points with Wake Forest on the road just yet.
Give me Syracuse and the free points.