Seminoles visit the Demon Deacons
The Florida State Seminoles are back in the No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings, following their 41-14 victory over Miami.
But to keep that spot the 'Noles will have to do more than just win out – they'll have to win impressively. That is to say, they'll have to blow teams out.
Florida State is an early 35-point favorite for Saturday's game at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons have been a home dog of 20 or more points only twice since 1995, both times to FSU, both times they covered the spread.
The Seminoles have already covered the spread this season as favorites of 35, 40 and 21 points, on their way to a 6-2 ATS mark.
The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, need two more wins to become bowl-eligible.
Wake Forest has actually won four of the last seven games in this series, although last year the 'Noles, as 28-point favorites, beat the Deacs 52-0.
Supporters of the Seminoles have seen them go 8-0 and 6-2 ATS so far this season, while the Demon Deacons are at 4-5 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Demon Deacons are 1-8, while the Seminoles are 7-1.
The Demon Deacons were listed as 34.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines. Watch for totals updates shortly.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 94-rated Demon Deacons and the No. 2-ranked Seminoles, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 59-14 result in favor of the Seminoles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wake Forest's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 19.44 PPG, against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 13.12 PPG. The Demon Deacons aerial game is averaging 224.11 yards per game, more than the Seminoles secondary allows through the air, 158.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Seminoles feature the league's No. 36-rated road run defense, allowing 139.67 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 115 in rushing offense at home.
A few Seminoles at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Florida State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida State's last 8 games
Florida State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Wake Forest is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Wake Forest's last 9 games
Florida State at Syracuse, Saturday, November 16th
Wake Forest at Duke, Saturday, November 23rd