Florida State vs Wake Forest NCAA Football Betting Tips 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
BB&T Field is the site where Jamie Newman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will play the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Florida State opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The Seminoles are 2-3-1 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Demon Deacons are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles took on the Clemson Tigers and took the defeat by a score of 45-14. Khalan Laborn paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 40 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 69 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.6 yards per carry. Tamorrion Terry led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 83 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 41.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Seminoles was Alex Hornibrook who went 8/12 with 84 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Seminoles rushed the ball a total of 23 times and racked up 103 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 253 yards. Overall, the Seminoles earned a total of 10 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 68 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Florida State allowed 24 completions on 38 throws totaling 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.2%. On the day, they allowed a total of 552 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Seminoles allowed 320 yards on 53 runs which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Seminoles step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 30 points per game, ranking them 61st in college football. As a team, they have an average of 118.2 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the ACC and 74th in college football with 2,400 yards. The Seminoles have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 32.2 points per contest ranking them 14th in the ACC. When it comes to rushing yards, Florida State is allowing 174 yards per game ranking them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 83rd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4 yards per carry putting them 7th in the ACC and 55th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,044 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Seminoles have allowed 1,691 yards. Opponents are completing 61.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced the Louisville Cardinals and were defeated 62-59. Leading the way at QB for the Demon Deacons was Jamie Newman who went 24/41 with 251 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Christian Beal-Smith paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 25 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 123 yards on 14 carries which gave him an average of 8.8 yards per carry. Sage Surratt was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 196 yards on 12 catches. He earned an average of 16.3 yards per catch during the game. The Demon Deacons ran the ball a total of 46 times and racked up 245 yards giving them an average of 5.3 yards per attempt. For the game, the Demon Deacons racked up 40 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 59 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 102 plays which gave them a total of 668 yards. In terms of defense, Wake Forest gave up 17 catches on 25 tries totaling 295 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. For the game, they gave up 520 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Demon Deacons gave up 225 yards on 44 carries which is an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 5-1. Wake Forest has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 209.5 rushing yards per game, which has them at 33rd in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,257 rushing yards through 6 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Demon Deacons average 540.5 yards per contest overall which has them at 4th in the country and 1st in the conference. The Demon Deacons are conceding 27.8 points per game which puts them at 10th in the conference and 74th in college football. In terms of points given up, they have given up 167 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 160.5 yards per contest ranking them 69th in the nation and 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 963 rushing yards and 7.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are giving up 253.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Demon Deacons currently sit at 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +1.5
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