Wake Forest vs. Florida St. Total Pick

Florida State vs. Wake Forest, 10/20/18 Week 8 Predictions & Preview

Will there be many explosive plays when Florida State plays host to Wake Forest this afternoon at 3:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

373 Wake Forest at 374 Florida State

Saturday, October 20, 2018

3:30PM ET – Doak Campbell Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Florida State is the favorite at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -9.5 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 59 points. The public betting for this game currently has 51 percent going on Florida State at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

FSU coming off bye

Florida State had a chance for a marquee win at Miami two weeks ago, but blew a 27-7 lead and lost 28-27 to snap a two-game win streak. FSU is now 3-3 overall, 1-3 in the ACC, 2-4 against the spread and 4-2 with the over. The Seminoles have hit the over in their last three games.

The issues for FSU this season haven’t been too much on the defense, as it is allowing just 25.2 points and 372.2 yards per game. The problem has been on offense. The Seminoles are putting up just 23 points and 344 yards per game. The run game has struggled, averaging just 92.8 yards per contest. Cam Akers is the leading rusher with just 362 yards on 88 carries. Deondre Francois hasn’t been too bad, throwing for 1,506 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. He is dealing with an undisclosed injury that currently has him listed as questionable for this game.

Wake Forest ink a funk

Wake Forest lost for the third time in four games in a 63-3 thrashing by Clemson two weeks ago. The Demon Deacons are now 3-3 overall, 0-2 in the ACC, 1-5 against the spread and 5-1 with the over. They have hit the over in five straight games.

The Demon Deacons are struggling on defense this year. Following the loss to Clemson, Wake is now giving up 36.8 points and 500.7 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 236.5 yards per game. On offense, Wake Forest is averaging 32.3 points and 447.8 yards per game. Their ground game is putting up 232.8 yards per contest. Four different players have 200 rushing yards or more. Cade Carney is leading the pack with 446 yards. Quarterback Sam Hartman has thrown for 1,259 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 200 yards. Greg Dortch has been his top target with 48 catches for 592 yards and five touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends

Florida State

Florida State is 9-3-1 with the under in its last 13 conference games and 7-3 with the under in its last 10 games following a loss.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest has hit the over in four of its last five road games and in six straight following a loss.

Prediction:

Florida State has shown more explosion on offense in recent weeks, but the Seminoles are still far from a polished product. I don’t think they have the offense to quite carry a total this high against a Wake Forest team that goes through stretches of offensive woes as well. Though the Deacons have a questionable defense, I don’t trust FSU enough to take full advantage of that.

 

College Football Prediction: Wake Forest/Florida State Under 59

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