Syracuse at Wake Forest College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Syracuse Orange at BB&T Field on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 4.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 6-2-0 and they are 2-6-0 against the spread. The Orange have an ATS record of 5-2-1 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 5-2-1 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
10/28/18 DB Christopher Frederick Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/28/18 WR Devin Butler Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/28/18 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/28/18 TE Gabe Horan Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/28/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/28/18 DB Scoop Bradshaw Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/01/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is out for season
09/20/18 WR Ed Hendrix Lower Body is out for season
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
10/28/18 LB DJ Taylor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
10/28/18 DB Peyton Woulard Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
10/28/18 LB Ryan Smenda Jr. Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/26/18 LB Nate Mays Foot is out for season
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Syracuse Orange have run for 1,583 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in college football. They've run 344 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 54 times for 401 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the country in penalties. They are 6th in the nation in points scored with 349. They have run 645 plays this season for 3,895 yards, which ranks them 20th in Division 1 in total offense. The Orange average 6 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 146 passes on 243 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.2. He has thrown for 1,844 yards this season.
The Orange rush defense has allowed 301 attempts for 1,328 yards this year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. Syracuse has committed 53 penalties for 409 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in college football. They are 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 229. They have surrendered a total of 3,456 yards on D, which is 88th in the country. The Orange are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 161 passes on 282 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, placing them 90th and 104th in Division 1. The Syracuse pass defense has also given up a total of 2,128 yards through the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 21, which is 1st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,826 yards on 41 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average. Syracuse is ranked 49th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 247 punt return yards and average 17.6 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 315 yards on special teams, ranking 82nd in kick return yardage. The Orange average 19 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,458.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 39th in the country in points scored with 267. They have run 689 plays this year for 3,681 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.3 yards per play, which is 102nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 1,907 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in college football. They've run 408 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Wake Forest has been penalized on offense 28 times for 308 yards so far this year, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. Sam Hartman has passed for 1,709 yards this year. He's completed 140 throws while attempting 254 passes for a completion percentage of 55.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 124.3. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Wake Forest is 115th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 294. They have given up a total of 4,015 yards on D, which is 120th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 195 throws on 307 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 124th and 119th in the nation. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,286 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 303 attempts for 1,729 yards this season, putting them in 105th place in the country against the run. The Demon Deacons have had 44 penalties for 392 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is 8th in the country in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 283 punt return yards and average 13.5 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 402 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 21 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,366. The Demon Deacons have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Wake Forest kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,029 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange -4.5
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