Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-9.5)
The Syracuse Orange (6-4) are en route to Truist Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-4). Wake Forest opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 56.
The Syracuse Orange step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 for this year. In their last contest, the Orange went up against the Florida State Seminoles and took a loss by a final of 38-3. Garrett Shrader connected on 6/16 with 65 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 71.6 and ended the game with no picks. Sean Tucker was the rushing leader for the Orange with 14 totes for 52 yds (3.7 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange rushed the ball a total of 31 different times and recorded 95 yards, which is an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 48 plays for 160 yds. Syracuse relinquished 25 pass completions on 31 tries for a total of 190 yds, and a completion percentage of 80.6%. Against the run, the Orange gave up 230 yards on 40 tries, which averages out to 5.8 yards per run allowed.
The Orange have attained 3,479 total yards this season. In terms of scoring, Syracuse has earned 15 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 10 times. Syracuse has accounted for 193 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 84 infractions for 637 yds. As a unit they average 143.6 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 75th in the nation. When it comes to scoring, the Syracuse Orange hold an average of 27.3 points per contest.
Concerning yards through the air, the Orange are allowing 1,682 yds which has them ranked 11th in Division 1. They are giving up 168.2 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.7%. For the year, they have yielded 318.2 yards/game ranking them 18th in D-1. They have yielded 10 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per running attempt and 150.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. In total, they have allowed 1,500 running yards through 10 games. The Orange sit in 25th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 20.4 PPG.
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The Demon Deacons come into this game with a record of 6-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Demon Deacons went home defeated by a final of 36-34 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Sam Hartman (4 touchdowns) finished the game with 320 yds on 18/31 through the air while his quarterback rate was 180.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.3. Justice Ellison carried the ball 16 times for 81 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yds per carry for Wake Forest. Wake Forest ran the ball for 4.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 170 yards on 41 carries. The Demon Deacons finished the game with a total of 490 yds and they ran 72 plays (6.8 yds per play). The Demon Deacons secondary allowed a completion percentage of 63.3%, relinquishing 448 yds on 31 out of 49 passing. Wake Forest surrendered 38 running attempts for 136 yards (3.6 yds per rush).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Demon Deacons are ranked 18th in college football averaging 36.6 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Demon Deacons have compiled 3,097 passing yards not to mention an average of 309.7 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 14th in the country. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 437.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 33rd in college football. The Wake Forest offense has accrued 428 yards of penalties on 50 violations, which has them ranked 105th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
Wake Forest has given up a total of 1,416 rushing yards (141.6 yards per game) as well as 10 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed 22 touchdowns through the air and 252.8 yards/game, which has them in 98th in the country. The Demon Deacons defense has been on the field for 717 plays, which ranks 100th in the nation. The Demon Deacons are surrendering 28.2 PPG, ranking them 84th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 282 pts.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -9.5
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