Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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ACC foes will do battle when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-4) meet the Syracuse Orange (6-4) at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing Wake Forest as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Wake Forest has -380 odds to pick up the win, while Syracuse is listed at +289 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 58.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ACC Network
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Truist Field

Betting Preview

Wake Forest

Wake Forest is putting up 438.1 yards per game offensively this year (33rd in the FBS), and are surrendering 394.2 yards per game (88th) on the defensive side of the ball. Wake Forest ranks 84th in scoring defense this year (28.2 points allowed per game), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-best in the FBS with 36.6 points per game. Wake Forest has the 98th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (252.6 allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 13th-best with 309.7 passing yards per game. Offensively, Wake Forest ranks 95th in the FBS with 128.4 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 57th in rushing yards allowed per contest (141.6). Wake Forest is averaging a 44.2% third-down conversion rate on offense (33rd in the FBS), and ranks 86th defensively with a 40.8% third-down percentage allowed. With 13 forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) against 17 turnovers committed (93rd in the FBS), Wake Forest’s -4-4 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.


Syracuse has been excelling on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 318.2 total yards per contest (18th-best). Offensively, it ranks 99th by putting up 347.4 total yards per game. Syracuse’s defensive unit has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with 20.4 points conceded per game. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 27.3 points per game, which ranks 73rd. Syracuse has been thriving on pass defense, giving up only 168.2 passing yards per contest (ninth-best). On offense, it ranks 100th in the FBS by compiling 203.9 passing yards per game. With 143.5 rushing yards per game on offense, Syracuse ranks 76th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 71st, allowing 150.0 rushing yards per game. From an offensive standpoint, Syracuse is posting a 36.2% third-down conversion percentage (96th-ranked). It ranks 64th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (38.1% third-down rate allowed). Syracuse has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 16th-best at +7.

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Betting Analysis

Wake Forest Betting Insights

Wake Forest is 5-4-1 against the spread this season. Wake Forest is 3-1-1 ATS when playing as at least 10-point favorites. Wake Forest games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Demon Deacons have won four of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (57.1%). The Demon Deacons have played in four games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -380 or shorter and won them all.

Orange Betting Insights

Syracuse has covered the spread six times over 10 games with a set total. Syracuse has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 10-point underdogs. Syracuse’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. This season, the Orange have won one out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Orange are 0-1 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +289 or more on the moneyline.

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Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Against The Spread & Betting Records

Wake Forest

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.5 65.4 63.1
Implied Total AVG 38.5 41.0 34.8
ATS Record 5-4-1 3-2-1 2-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-6-0 2-4-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-3 3-1 1-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-1 1-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.0 53.2 49.2
Implied Total AVG 32.2 32.4 31.7
ATS Record 6-4-0 4-3-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-7-0 2-5-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 3-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 1-1 0-2

Players to Watch

Wake Forest

  • Malik Mustapha has suited up for 10 games, posting 3.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 31 tackles for the Demon Deacons.
  • Jasheen Davis has helped lead the Demon Deacons’ defense with 5.0 sacks to go along with 7.0 TFL and 16 tackles in 10 games.
  • With 41 tackles and 4.0 TFL in 10 games, Ryan Smenda Jr. has been a big part of the Demon Deacons’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • Rondell Bothroyd has been a key part of the Demon Deacons’ defense in 2022, with 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 10 games.


  • In 10 games for the Orange, Marlowe Wax has totaled 3.5 sacks to go with 8.0 TFL and 43 tackles.
  • On defense, Mikel Jones has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 51 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and four sacks in 10 games.
  • In 10 games for the Orange, Caleb Okechukwu has registered 29 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • The Orange’s Steve Linton has collected 14 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and four sacks in 10 games.

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse Predictions and Pick

Wake Forest vs. Syracuse betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Orange (+10)

    Pick OU:

    Under (58.5)

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Our pick to win this game is Wake Forest, and we project that Syracuse will cover the spread (Wake Forest -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 58.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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