Wake Forest at Florida State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Bobby Bowden Field
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Bobby Bowden Field to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 10.5 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-1-0. The Seminoles have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
10/14/18 DB Cameron Glenn Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
10/14/18 LB Justin Strnad Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
10/14/18 LB Ryan Smenda Jr. Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
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
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
09/21/18 DB Calvin Brewton Undisclosed has left team
09/20/18 DB Isaiah Bolden Shoulder is out for season
09/11/18 RB Khalan Laborn Knee is out for season
09/01/18 QB Bailey Hockman Transferred is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 194. They have run 511 plays this season for 2,703 yards, which ranks them 92nd in the nation in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 5.3 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 1,413 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the country. They've run 310 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 20 times for 208 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Sam Hartman has thrown for 1,259 yards this season. He has completed 102 passes on 184 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.3. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Wake Forest is 107th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 221. They have surrendered a total of 3,004 yards on D, which is 113th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 212 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, placing them 103rd and 83rd in the country. The Wake Forest pass defense has also given up a total of 1,587 yards through the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 239 attempts for 1,417 yards this year, putting them in 113th place in D-1 against the run. The Demon Deacons have committed 33 penalties for 306 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 244 punt return yards and average 12.8 yards per return, which is 33rd in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 333 yards on special teams, ranking 52nd in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 22 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,280. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 36th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,500 yards on 36 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 72nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles have run for 557 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in the nation. They've run 207 times, averaging 2.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 50 times for 390 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the country in penalties. They are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 138. They have run 416 plays this year for 2,064 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Florida State Seminoles average 5 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this season, ranking them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. Deondre Francois has completed 125 throws while attempting 205 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 1,506 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 134.5.
The Florida State Seminoles rush defense has given up 217 attempts for 607 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 279 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in Division 1. Florida State is 52nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 2,233 yards on D, which is 45th in the nation. The Seminoles are 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 130 throws on 235 attempts against the Florida State defense this season, ranking them 89th and 111th in the country. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,626 yards in the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 75th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Florida State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,771 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 34th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida State is 33rd in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 206 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 280 yards on special teams, which puts them 68th in kick return yardage. The Seminoles average 19 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,550.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +10.5
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