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Betting line favors Orange over Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Syracuse Orange
4-4 November 02, 2013, 12:30 | Carrier Dome 3-4



The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Syracuse and Wake Forest on Saturday, with the host Orange trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Demon Deacons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Orange are 4-3 ATS. Wake Forest is 1-7 on the totals; Syracuse is 4-3.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Orange as -3.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

This game matches up the No. 73 (Orange) and the No. 102 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 24-21 result in favor of the Demon Deacons is predicted by handicapping models.

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In their last action, Wake Forest was a 24-21 loser on the road against Miami. They covered the 24-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tanner Price's 302-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Miami earned a 24-21 win over Wake Forest on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 81-ranked offense (26.86 PPG) against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 25 at 20.75 PPG. The Orange passing attack has averaged 190.86 yards per game, less than the Demon Deacons give up through the air (221.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 207 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 46 in rushing offense at home.

A few Demon Deacons at Orange trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wake Forest's last 8 games
Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wake Forest is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Syracuse's last 14 games
Syracuse is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Syracuse is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Wake Forest at Florida State, Saturday, November 9th
Syracuse at Maryland, Saturday, November 9th