Florida State vs. Wake Forest Prediction
Is Wake Forest a good bet to cover as a home underdog today when it hosts Florida State at 3:30PM ET?
Who: Florida State (0-2) at Wake Forest (4-0)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 30
Where: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Seminoles are 7-point road favorites to beat the Demon Deacons, who opened as 10-point home underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 46.5 and has jumped to 47.5.
Florida State Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and have covered in seven of their last 10 games following a loss. They're also 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 5-2 against the number in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.
Wake Forest Betting Trends
The Demon Deacons are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games, are 5-1 at the betting window in their last five games overall, and are a perfect 6-0 against the number in their last six games coming off an ATS loss. Finally, they have covered in four of their last five games overall.
OUR PREDICTION: James Blackmon played well in his first start last week for the Seminoles but it still wasn't enough for FSU to avoid being upset by N.C. State as a double-digit favorite. Still, until Blackmon is more comfortable running Jimbo Fisher's offense, I'm leery of laying any amount of points on FSU as a road favorite. Wake can also hang defensively. The Demon Deacons rank ninth in the nation in points allowed and in what should be a defensive struggle, I'll take the home dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PICK: WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS +7