Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+7.5)
Carrier Dome is where the Syracuse Orange (3-2) will compete against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-0) on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is 56.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head into this matchup 5-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Demon Deacons faced the Louisville Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 37-34. Justice Ellison led the offense in rushing for the Demon Deacons with 15 attempts for 67 yds (4.5 yds per carry). Sam Hartman finished 23/40 with 324 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 137.0 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Demon Deacons conceded 213 yards on 43 attempts, which is 5.0 yds per run allowed. Wake Forest conceded 19 completions on 27 tries for a total of 309 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.4%. Overall, they ran 84 plays which gave them 501 yds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ran the ball a total of 44 times and amassed 177 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yards per carry.
Regarding scoring, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 38.4 PPG. Offensively they have an average of 186.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 41st in college football. The Demon Deacons have racked up 2,223 yards in total this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Wake Forest has amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns via the ground. Wake Forest has tallied 119 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 25 infractions for 213 yards. They have surrendered the football 5 different times.
Regarding passing yards, the Demon Deacons are allowing 1,264 yards which puts them in 113th in the country. They have surrendered 252.8 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 59.3%. In total, they are allowing 390.6 yards per game ranking them 91st in the nation. They have yielded 9 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 137.8 rushing yards per contest this season. During the season, they have allowed 689 yards via the ground game in 5 games. The Demon Deacons sit in 41st in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 18.2 points per contest.
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The Orange head into this game 3-2 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Orange took a loss by a score of 33-30 against the Florida State Seminoles. Sean Tucker carried the football 24 times for 102 yards, walking away from the game with 4.3 yards per attempt for Syracuse. Garrett Shrader (1 touchdown) finished the game with 150 yds on 13/23 passing while his quarterback rate was 117.0. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.5. Syracuse surrendered 37 rushing attempts for 247 yards (6.7 yds per carry). The Orange pass defense allowed a completion rate of 68.8%, surrendering 131 yards on 22 for 32 through the air. The Orange finished the game with a total of 389 yds on 63 plays (6.2 yards per play). Syracuse ran the ball for 6.0 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 239 yards on 40 carries.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Orange are sitting 60th in D-1 holding an average of 30.4 PPG. For the season so far, the Orange have compiled 847 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 169.4 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 117th in college football. The Syracuse Orange average 392.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 71st in the country. The Syracuse offense has 323 yds of penalties on 36 violations, which has them sitting 29th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Syracuse has allowed a total of 588 rushing yards (117.6 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 7 touchdowns through the air and 167.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 26th in D-1. The Orange defense has participated in 318 plays, which ranks 55th in the country. The Orange are giving up 20.8 PPG, which has them 53rd in the country. This season, they have given up 104 points.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Orange college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orange +7.5
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