Wake Forest vs Syracuse Spread and Picks ATS 11/30/2019
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse +5.5
Carrier Dome is the venue where Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse Orange will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday. Syracuse opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The Demon Deacons are 5-5-1 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Orange are 5-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the Duke Blue Devils and won 39-27. Running the show from under center for the Demon Deacons was Jamie Newman who went 14/25 with 284 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jamie Newman paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 42 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 144 yards by way of 29 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per tote. Kendall Hinton was the receiving yardage leader by earning 189 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 31.5 yards per catch for the game. The Demon Deacons ran the ball 66 times and added 334 yards earning them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Demon Deacons racked up 26 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 30 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 91 plays which added up to 618 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wake Forest gave up 14 catches on 23 attempts totaling 163 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. In the running game, the Demon Deacons gave up 127 yards on 31 tries which is an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed 290 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Demon Deacons come into this game with a record of 8-3 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33 points per contest, which has them at 40th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 177.9 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 2nd in the ACC and 18th in Division 1 with 5,110 yards. The Demon Deacons have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 28.4 points per game putting them 8th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Demon Deacons have conceded 3,152 yards. Teams are completing 61.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. When talking about yards on the ground, Wake Forest is giving up 161 yards per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 69th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry putting them 9th in the ACC and 62nd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,771 yards rushing through 11 contests.
In their last contest, the Syracuse Orange faced the Louisville Cardinals and lost 56-34. Moe Neal paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 45 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 163 yards on 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.2 yards per run. Jawhar Jordan led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 87 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 43.5 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 14/21 with 153 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Orange rushed the ball a total of 52 times and totaled 261 yards giving them an average of 5.0 yards per run. In the game, the Orange earned a total of 27 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 44 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 510 yards. When discussing the defense, Syracuse gave up 11 catches on 20 tries totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Against the run, the Orange gave up 370 yards on 41 attempts which means they had an average of 9.0 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 608 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Orange step onto the field holding a record of 4-7. Syracuse needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 151.6 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 84th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,668 rushing yards through 11 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Orange average 390.4 yards per game overall ranking them 76th in the nation and 8th in the ACC. The Orange are giving up 30.7 points per contest ranking them 12th in the conference and 90th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the country. They are allowing 248.1 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Orange sit in 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 338 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 206.2 yards per game which puts them at 115th in college football and 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year, they have given up a total of 2,268 yards on the ground and 25.3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +5.5
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