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Seminoles vs Demon Deacons Preview

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsFlorida State Seminoles
Sep 15, 12:00 PM | Grass of Doak Campbell Stadium

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles Odds


Florida State begins what it hopes to be a run to the ACC title when it hosts Wake Forest Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ESPN).

The Seminoles, 2-0 after beating Murray State and Savannah State by a combined score of 124-3, are favored by 24 points over the Demon Deacons, who are also 2-0 after coming from behind to beat North Carolina.

View Wake Forest vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Demon Deacons in this one found them as 25-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread, but it climbed to 28 points by midweek at Bovada. The total was hovering around 54.5 over at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 1 (Seminoles) and the No. 70 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 88-29 result in favor of the Seminoles is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 2-ranked offense (62 PPG) against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 56 at 22 PPG. The Seminoles passing attack has averaged 283.5 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons give up through the air (271.5 YPG on average).

In their last action, Wake Forest was a 28-27 winner at home against North Carolina. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tanner Price throttled the Tar Heels defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 327 yards as Wake Forest handed North Carolina a 28-27 defeat.

Florida State was a 55-0 winner in its last match at home against Savannah St. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Florida State cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 55-0 score against Savannah St at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Demon Deacons at Seminoles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida State
Wake Forest is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Florida State
Florida State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Florida State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Florida State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Wake Forest
Florida State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Army, Saturday, September 22
Florida State home to Clemson, Saturday, September 22