ACC foes will battle when the No. 23 Florida State Seminoles (4-0) meet the No. 22 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1).
Florida State vs. Wake Forest Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Florida State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Florida State has -243 odds to pick up the win, while Wake Forest is listed at +194 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 66.5 points.
How to Watch Florida State vs. Wake Forest Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Tallahassee, Florida
- Stadium: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
Offensively, Florida State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by putting up 503.8 yards per game. The defense ranks 28th (310.5 yards allowed per game). Florida State is compiling 37.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 35th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 32nd, surrendering 18.8 points per game. Florida State sports the 40th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (277.0 passing yards per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 16th-best with only 165.8 passing yards allowed per game. On the offensive side of the ball, Florida State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by compiling 226.8 per game. The Seminoles rank 72nd on defense (144.8 rushing yards allowed per game). Florida State ranks 37th in third-down defense this year (31.2% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with a 50.9% third-down conversion rate. Florida State has forced seven total turnovers (32nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (30th in the FBS) for +3a turnover margin of +3, 30th-ranked in college football.
Wake Forest ranks 52nd with 438.5 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 72nd with 377.0 total yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball. Wake Forest’s offense has been thriving, posting 42.8 points per game (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 94th by allowing 30.5 points per game. Wake Forest’s pass defense ranks 80th in the FBS with 236.8 passing yards given up per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 16th-best by piling up 314.0 passing yards per contest. Wake Forest ranks 105th in the FBS with 124.5 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 67th with 140.3 rushing yards ceded per contest on defense. Wake Forest is generating a 40.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (65th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 37.1% third-down rate (66th-ranked) on defense. Wake Forest owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 13th-best at +5.
Florida State vs. Wake Forest Betting Analysis
Florida State Betting Insights
Florida State has covered the spread in a game two times this season (2-1-0). Florida State has 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 6.5-point favorites. This season, Florida State games have hit the over twice. The Seminoles have been the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Seminoles have played as a moneyline favorite of -243 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
Demon Deacons Betting Insights
Wake Forest has put together a record of 2-1-1 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 6.5-point underdogs or more, Wake Forest has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. This season, Wake Forest games have hit the over three times. The Demon Deacons lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Demon Deacons have a record of 0-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +194 or more by bookmakers this season.
Florida State vs. Wake Forest Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||54.7||53.5||57.0|
|Implied Total AVG||38.0||42.0||30.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||1-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||63.3||62.7||65.0|
|Implied Total AVG||40.5||41.0||39.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||1-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-1||0-0|
Players to Watch
- As part of the Seminoles’ defense, Tatum Bethune has delivered 19 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
- Jared Verse has helped lead the Seminoles’ defense with 3.0 sacks to go along with 3.0 TFL and eight tackles in four games.
- Kalen DeLoach has helped lead the Seminoles’ defense with 15 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in four games.
- Renardo Green, as part of the Seminoles’ defensive unit, has amassed 1.0 TFL and 19 tackles in four games.
- On defense, Kobie Turner has helped set the tone with 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
- In four games for the Demon Deacons, Malik Mustapha has registered 10 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
- In four games for the Demon Deacons, Rondell Bothroyd has collected six tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks.
- The Demon Deacons’ Isaiah Wingfield has registered 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in four games.
Florida State vs. Wake Forest Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this game is Florida State, and we expect that Florida State will cover the spread (Florida State -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 66.5 points.