Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (-9)
Sam Hartman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2) travel to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they'll meet the Syracuse Orange (1-5). Wake Forest opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 58.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons faced the Virginia Tech Hokies and added a win to their record by a score of 23-16. Christian Beal-Smith paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 58 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 129 yards via 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.9 yards per carry. Jaquarii Roberson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 46 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 7.7 yards per reception in this outing. Sam Hartman went 12/17 with 110 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Demon Deacons have earned 2,090 total yards for the season. As a team they're averaging 173.4 yards on the ground which is 43rd in Division 1. When it comes to scoring, Wake Forest has totaled 4 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 36.8 points per game. In terms of passing yardage, the Demon Deacons are allowing 1,236 yards which puts them in 79th in Division 1. For the season, they are allowing 447.8 yards per outing ranking them 86th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are ranked 57th in the nation concerning team defense, allowing 27.0 points per game. They are giving up 4.7 yards per run and 200.6 yards on the ground per game for the year. During their 5 games played, they are giving up 247.2 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.7%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,003 running yards through 5 outings.
Sam Hartman has connected on 290 of his career 505 throws for a completion percentage of 57.4%. He is averaging 212.1 yards per outing. For his college career, Hartman has thrown for a total of 3,817 yds with 23 touchdowns and 10 picks. His quarterback rating is 132.0 with a TD percentage of 4.6% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 169 different times totaling 332 yards.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange faced the Clemson Tigers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 47-21. Rex Culpepper went 10/26 with 175 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 3 picks for the contest. Sean Tucker led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 21 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for 63 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 6.3 yards per run. Nykeim Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 84 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 42.0 yards per reception for that game.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Orange are ranked 85th in the nation with an average of 19.8 PPG. For the year thus far, the Orange have earned 1,092 passing yards in addition to an average of 182.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 81st in the country. They hold an average of 92.8 rushing yards per game and have run for 557 yards overall. The Syracuse Orange maintain an average of 274.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 91st in D-1. The Orange are relinquishing 32.5 points per game, which puts them 76th in the nation. Overall, they have given up 195 points. Syracuse has yielded a total of 1,410 yards via the ground game (235.0 yards/game) in addition to 15 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have given up 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 244.7 yards per contest, which has them sitting 67th in college football.
Culpepper has thrown 7 touchdowns while giving up 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 5.0%. He has rushed for 12 yds on 33 attempts. He is averaging 92.5 yards per game through the air with a 108.4 QB rating. During the 11 games in his college career, Rex Culpepper has been successful on 82 of his 161 attempts for 1,017 yds.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +9
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