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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Open as Week 11 Betting Underdogs vs Orange

Carrier Dome will feature the Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 11 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Syracuse Orange here saw them at Bovada as -2.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Demon Deacons to win this game on Saturday 35-29. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have seen them go 5-4 and 6-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Syracuse Orange are at 4-5 and 6-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Orange are 2-7, while the Demon Deacons are 5-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Wake Forest injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Syracuse Orange rated this week at No. 80 and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons sitting at No. 39.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Syracuse Orange No. 61-ranked offense (29.11 PPG) against a Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 44 at 24.22 PPG. The Syracuse Orange passing attack has averaged 297.44 yards per game, more than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons give up through the air (212.78 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 118-rated road run defense, allowing 252.2 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Wake Forest's last outing, John Wolford threw for 331 yards in a losing cause against the Fighting Irish, 48-37 at Notre Dame Stadium.

In their last game, Syracuse got a 109-yard performance from Eric Dungey, but Florida State prevailed 27-24.

Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Syracuse is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Syracuse's last 16 games
  • Syracuse is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest home to NC State, Saturday, November 18th
Syracuse at Louisville, Saturday, November 18th