Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: CW NETWORK
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (-3)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-7) are en route to JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will try to defeat the Syracuse Orange (5-6). Wake Forest opens this game as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 45.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 4-7 this season. In their last game, the Demon Deacons faced off with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took a loss by a score of 45-7. Justice Ellison led the offense in rushing for the Demon Deacons with 15 totes for 63 yds (4.2 yds per attempt). Michael Kern finished 11/20 with 81 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 89 and finished the game without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Demon Deacons gave up 137 yds on 30 tries, which calculates to 4.6 yards per rush surrendered. Wake Forest relinquished 24 completions on 34 tries for a total of 313 yds, and a completion rate of 70.6%. For the game, they had 57 plays which totaled 232 yards. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up rushing 36 different times and totaled 134 yds, which earned them an average of 3.7 yds per attempt.
In terms of scoring points, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 19.3 points per game. As a team they have an average of 131.3 yards on the ground which is 95th in D-1. The Demon Deacons have earned 3,549 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Wake Forest has earned 11 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Wake Forest has earned 217 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 45 infractions for 436 yards. They have turned the ball over 21 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Demon Deacons are allowing 2,564 yds which ranks them 78th in the nation. They are allowing 233.1 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.1%. Overall, they have surrendered 379.3 yards/outing putting them 70th in the country. They have granted 20 touchdowns by air and 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 146.2 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,608 rushing yards through 11 games. The Demon Deacons are ranked 70th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.5 PPG.
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The Orange head into this game 5-6 for this season. When they last played, the Orange took a loss by a score of 31-22 when they played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. LeQuint Allen ran the football 27 times for 120 yards, ending the contest with 4.4 yds per carry for Syracuse. Dan Villari ended the contest with 59 yards on 14/14 passing while his quarterback rating was 135.4. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.2. Syracuse allowed 37 rushing attempts for 206 yds (5.6 yds per rush). The Orange secondary conceded a completion rate of 80.0%, surrendering 138 yards on 16 for 20 passing. The Orange finished the contest with a total of 259 yards while running 58 plays (4.5 yards per play). Syracuse rushed the ball for 4.9 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 206 yds on 42 attempts.
The Syracuse Orange are averaging 348.7 yards/contest, which is good for 93rd in the nation. The Syracuse offense has racked up 691 penalty yds on 83 violations, which is good for 14th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. They maintain an average of 179.6 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,976 yards for the year. They have thrown 12 picks while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have recorded 200 1st downs. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Orange currently rank 85th in the nation averaging 24.6 PPG. During the season thus far, the Orange currently sit at 1,860 yards through the air along with an average of 169.1 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 118th in the country.
The Orange are relinquishing 23.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in college football. Syracuse has allowed the opposition a total of 1,645 yards on the ground (149.5 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. This year, they have allowed 254 points in total. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns through the air and 228.4 yards/contest, which puts them in 72nd in the nation. The Orange defense has taken the field for 798 plays, which has them sitting 119th in the nation. They have 12 fumbles and 8 interceptions so far this season.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange -3
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