Wake Forest vs. Florida State - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Wake Forest vs. Florida State

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:31 PM (BB&T Field)

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The Florida State Seminoles are on the road for an ACC matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  Florida State is 3-3 on the season, having just lost at Clemson. The Seminoles are 2-2 in ACC play.  Wake Forest comes into this contest with a 5-1 record and a 1-1 record in ACC play. The Demon Deacons saw their 5 game win streak come to an end this past Saturday.  In a high scoring shootout, the Demon Deacons came out on the losing end of a 62-59 battle with the Louisville Cardinals. 

 

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Seminoles quarterback James Blackman has thrown for 1,036 yds via his 95 completions.  He has thrown 9 TD’s and 4 picks on the season. Running back Cam Akers has added 616 yds and has totaled 7 touchdowns on the ground. Akers also has 2 scores receiving. The Seminoles are led in receiving by Tamorrion Terry, he has 467 yds and 5 touchdowns on the season.  Defensive tackle Cory Durden leads the team with 3.5 sacks.  

 

In last weeks high scoring loss to the Cardinals, the Demon Deacons used two different quarterbacks. Sam Hartman was 9/15 for 172 yds and a touchdown.  Jamie Newman was 24/41 for 251 yds and 3 touchdowns, while throwing 2 interceptions. On the season Newman is 141/209 for 1,772 yds. He has added 17 touchdowns through the air and 5 interceptions. Wake Forest is led in receiving by Sage Surratt with 46 receptions, 711 yds, and 9 touchdowns.  Defensively the Demon Deacons are led in tackles by linebacker Justin Strnad with 62. 

 

Betting Trends since 2018:

Florida State is 6-11-1 ATS.

Florida State is 1-5-1 ATS as an away.

The over is 6-2 when Florida State is an underdog.   

Wake Forest is 3-8 ATS as a home team.

WakeForest is 4-2 ATS after a loss.

The over is 7-4 when Wake Forest is the home team.

 

Neither team has been very good ATS over the last year and a half.  Wake Forest is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Louisville and I’m sure the Demon Deacons are itching to get back out there.  When you look at this season, Wake Forest has been better than Florida State record wise. However, I think the Seminoles have had the tougher schedule up to this point.  The Seminoles also have a win over Louisville. Florida State covers the spread and outright wins 34-31. 

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