Wake Forest is coming off a crushing 31-24 loss against Indiana in Week 4 while failing to cover the NCAAF betting line as a 3.5-point home favorite. The Demon Deacons got a decent performance from quarterback Kendall Hinton though he completed just 19 of 46 passes for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception while rushing 22 times for 57 yards and two additional scores. Unfortunately, Wake allowed Indiana to roll up 211 rushing yards in the loss while rushing for just 99 yards as a team in the defeat.
While 11th-ranked Florida State certainly didn’t look like world-beaters, the Seminoles managed to get past Boston College 14-10 in their Week 4 ACC matchup to cash in as quarterback Everett Golson completed 15 of 24 passes for 119 yards with one touchdown. The Noles won the turnover battle 2-0 and allowed BC quarterbacks to complete just five passes in the win.
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A Closer Look At The No. 11 Florida State Seminoles Vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons NCAAF Week 5 Odds
What: No. 11 Florida State Seminoles (3-0) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-2)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Winston-salem, NC
Stadium: BB&T Field
Weather: 68° F / Rain
Spread: Florida State -19.5
Moneyline: Florida State -1950 vs Wake Foster +800
Game Total: 45
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Florida State vs Wake Forest
59 percent of the betting public likes Florida State and so do I, although I need to warn you that I believe it’s going to be a close call for the Noles. Florida State averages 10.9 points per game more than the Demon Deacons while allowing also allowing 9.5 fewer points per game defensively.
More importantly, Florida State has won three in a row over Wake Forest, each time winning by at least 40 points to cover the spread as at least a 28-point favorite in each contest.
Wake Forest looked absolutely clueless in their 30-17 Week 2 road loss against a mediocre Syracuse team and I believe they’re in for a bigger defeat against a Florida State team that has boatloads of talent on both sides of the ball.
With the Seminoles going 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings against Wake and the favorite going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall, I say the Florida State Seminoles are the right pick to win and cash in! My final score prediction is Florida State 38 Wake Forest 17.