Wake Forest at Syracuse College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 2.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 6-2-1 while their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 1-8-0 and they are 6-2-1 against the spread.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-2-1 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-8-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 6-2-1 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/04/17 RB Arkeem Byrd Upper Body is "?"
11/04/17 RB Cade Carney Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DB Jessie Bates III Undisclosed is "?"
10/30/17 WR Greg Dortch Abdominal is out for season
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/04/17 DE Jake Pickard Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DL Josh Black Leg is "?"
11/04/17 OL Liam O'Sullivan Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 OL Patrick Davis Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 WR Sean Avant Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DL Shaq Grosvenor Undisclosed is "?"
10/30/17 DB Jordan Martin Hand is out for season
10/12/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg is out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 45th in Division 1 in points scored with 287. They have run 652 plays this season for 4,005 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 6.1 yards per play, which is 43rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 1,607 yards as a team, which ranks 52nd in the country. They've run 375 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 49 times for 387 yards so far this season, which has them 90th in the nation in penalties. John Wolford has thrown for 1,991 yards this season. He has completed 147 passes on 226 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 161.2. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Wake Forest is 46th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 218. They have surrendered a total of 3,765 yards on D, which is 85th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 157 passes on 296 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, placing them 56th and 92nd in the country. The Wake Forest pass defense has also given up a total of 1,915 yards through the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 397 attempts for 1,850 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. The Demon Deacons have committed 43 penalties for 383 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is ranked 8th in the nation in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 237 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 30th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 573 yards on special teams, ranking 44th in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 21 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,815. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 46th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,106 yards on 49 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange have run for 1,426 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in the nation. They've run 374 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 62 times for 503 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 262. They have run 787 plays this year for 4,103 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey has completed 225 throws while attempting 378 passes for a completion percentage of 59.5%. He has passed for 2,495 yards this year. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.4.
The Syracuse Orange rush defense has given up 302 attempts for 1,245 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. They have had 57 penalties for 553 yards on defense this year. That places them 92nd in Division 1. Syracuse is 54th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 224. They have given up a total of 3,286 yards on D, which is 44th in the nation. The Orange are 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 174 throws on 293 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 83rd and 88th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,041 yards in the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have tried 24 field goals this year and made 19, which is 2nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Syracuse kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,898 yards on 44 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average. Syracuse is 35th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 506 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Orange average 23 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,728.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +2.5
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