Florida State at Wake Forest College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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BB&T Field is the venue for the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 8 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Demon Deacons are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0. The Seminoles are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-2-0.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
09/24/17 TE Alex Marshall Hand "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 WR Auden Tate Arm left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 OL Brady Scott Foot "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 DB Carlos Becker Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 LB Jacob Pugh Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 WR Malique Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 LB Matthew Thomas Back left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 DB Cyrus Fagan Knee "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 OL David Robbins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 LB DeCalon Brooks Knee "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/24/17 LB Delvin Purifoy Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/03/17 QB Deondre Francois Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Baveon Johnson Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Jauan Williams Shoulder out for season
08/25/17 WR Da'Vante Phillips Suspension out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/24/17 OL Phil Haynes Calf "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida State Seminoles have run for 144 yards as a unit, which ranks 129th in the nation. They've run 53 times, averaging 2.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 15 times for 123 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in Division 1 in points scored with 28. They have run 124 plays this year for 632 yards, which ranks them 121st in the nation in total offense. The Seminoles average 5.1 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this season, ranking them 129th overall as an offensive unit. James Blackman has completed 22 throws while attempting 38 passes for a completion percentage of 57.9%. He has passed for 278 yards this year. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 128.
The Seminoles rush defense has given up 75 attempts for 296 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 71 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Florida State is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 51. They have given up a total of 647 yards on D, which is 3rd in the nation. The Seminoles are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 51 attempts against the Florida State Seminoles defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 1st in the country. The Florida State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 351 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 56th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Florida State Seminoles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 378 yards on 10 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average. Florida State is 95th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 38 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 43rd in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 120 yards on special teams, which puts them 110th in kick return yardage. The Seminoles average 24 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 790.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 25th in Division 1 in points scored with 151. They have run 295 plays this season for 1,729 yards, which ranks them 65th in the nation in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.9 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this year, placing them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 866 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the country. They've run 195 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 25 times for 193 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the nation in penalties. John Wolford has thrown for 676 yards this season. He has completed 50 passes on 83 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 160.5. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Wake Forest is 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 46. They have surrendered a total of 1,314 yards on D, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 61 passes on 137 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, placing them 45th and 97th in the country. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also given up a total of 801 yards through the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 152 attempts for 513 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Demon Deacons have committed 16 penalties for 149 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is ranked 12th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 159 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 142 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 20 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,030. The Demon Deacons have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 12th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Wake Forest kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,088 yards on 25 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles -8
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