Wake Forest vs Florida State Odds, Picks, Predictions (10/1/22)

Wake Forest visits Florida State in Tallahassee this weekend after hanging with Clemson all the way until the very end last week in double overtime. Florida State, on the other hand, is coming off a blowout win against Boston College. This matchup has a lot of potential to be very dynamic. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

Wake Forest vs. Florida State Odds

Florida State is 7-point favorite in this game and is at -255 on the money line. The over/under is at 66 too. This spread seems a little high just because Wake Forest is coming off a game where they hung around with arguably the best team in the conference. Florida State won their last game in a blowout, so oddsmakers are valuing that high, and are also factoring in that the game is a home game for the Seminoles. The over/under makes a lot of sense though because these offenses have been very high-scoring, so expect a lot of points in this one.

Wake Forest vs. Florida State Prediction & Pick

If you want also, a good bet here would be to pick the over in 66 points. Florida State seems like they are finally rebuilt back up from where they were when Jimbo Fisher was coach. They still have work to do, but they might finally be back to being relevant. Wake Forest has also undergone a massive program makeover, and is nationally relevant under head coach Dave Clawson for the first time, in what seems like forever.

Florida State is the better team here, but I like Wake Forest to cover and make it close. Seven points seems like a big spread, especially after what Wake Forest did last week, mainly on offense against Clemson. I expect a back and forth game that comes down to the end for both teams. Wake Forest is averaging 438 yards and 43 points a game on offense, while Florida State is averaging 504 yards and 38 points a game on offense, in comparison. Overall, as a viewer this is going to be a very fun game to watch with how many points each team is capable of scoring. I could just as easily see the Seminoles covering because that home-field advantage is massive when the team is doing well, but I trust the Demon Deacon offense to keep it close, but the Seminoles still win.

Wake Forest vs. Florida State Key Matchups

Can the Demon Deacon defense hold up against Jordan Travis? Will Sam Hartman have another monster game against the Seminole passing defense?

Jordan Travis vs the Wake Forest Passing Defense

Jordan Travis has had a great year so far. He had an injury against Louisville that looked like it could’ve knocked him out for a majority of the season, but he played last week instead. He’s been the engine behind making this Seminole offense go. He has 945 passing yards and also five touchdowns and one interception. He also has a 66% completion percentage on the year too. The Demon Deacon defense has been struggling a bit this year, and was torched last week, especially through the air. They gave up 371 passing yards to Clemson. If Travis can take advantage, then the Seminoles could end up running away with this game.

Sam Hartman vs the Florida State Passing Defense

Sam Hartman came back to quarterback the Wake Forest offense after having a scary situation pop-up for him with a blood clot that kept him out of the Demon Deacons first game. He returned to the team in Week 2, and hasn’t looked back since. He has thrown for 962 passing yards and also has 13 passing touchdowns to just two interceptions. He also has a 64% completion percentage as well. The Seminoles have played decently well on defense so far, and against the pass have let only two different teams go over 200 passing yards. The most passing yards they’ve allowed was to Malik Cunningham who had 243 passing yards. Hartman will be the best quarterback they’ll face up to that point, so if he can take advantage Wake Forest will be in a good position to win.

Jake Faigus, a Phoenix native, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He also has written for the student newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for Solid Verbal as well.

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