wake forest vs syracuse ncaaf prediction

NCAAF Wake Forest vs Syracuse Orange Prediction 11/25/2023

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-7) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (5-6) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on CW. Both Wake Forest and Syracuse will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 ET.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Syracuse Orange

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Demon Deacons could never recover from a rough first quarter in their most recent game vs. Notre Dame, as they trailed 7-0 after the first period. Wake Forest ended up dropping the game 45-7. In the loss against Notre Dame, Michael Kern threw for 81 yards on 11 of 20 passing. His overall passer rating was 64.79 and he did not throw or rush for a touchdown.

Not only did Wake Forest lose straight-up in this matchup, but they also lost vs. the spread as 24.5-point underdogs. Combining for 52 points, the teams exceeded the line of 47 points.

This season, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are currently 4-7. So far this season, they have played five road games and five at home.

Wake Forest’s average scoring differential for the season is -7.2 leading to an ATS mark of 4-6. The Demon Deacons have been favored three times and the underdog in seven games Wake Forest has an over/under record of 4-6 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 45.7 points with the average over/under line being 50.6 points.

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Orange’s most recent game came against Georgia Tech, leading to a 31-22 loss. Syracuse trailed by -10 at the half vs. the Yellow Jackets. In the loss against Georgia Tech, Garrett Shrader threw for 0 yards on 0 of 0 passing. His overall passer rating was 0.0 and he did not throw or rush for a touchdown.

Syracuse and Georgia Tech combined for 53 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 51.5 points. In addition to losing straight-up, Syracuse did not cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs.

With a 5-6 record, the Syracuse Orange take on Wake Forest. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (3-2).

Syracuse’s average scoring differential for the season is +1.5 leading to an ATS mark of 3-7. The Orange have been favored three times and the underdog in seven games So far this season, Syracuse boasts an over/under record of 3-7. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 47.7 points, while the average over/under line has been 51.2 points.

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

Heading into their matchup vs. Syracuse, the Demon Deacons’ offense is averaging 131.5 rushing yards per game, along with 3 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 95th rank in rushing yards and 101st rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 190.1 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Wake Forest is at 19.3 points per game, which is 92nd in the NCAA.

Mitch Griffis leads the team in passing yards this season with 1539. He’s averaged 12.5 per completion and holds a 59.4% completion rate, having thrown nine touchdowns.

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

The Orange’s offense is gearing up to take on Wake Forest, with an average of 179.9 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 34th place for rushing yards and 114th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 169.1 yards per contest. Syracuse’s overall scoring average is at 24.6 points per game, placing them 68th rank nationally.

Garrett Shrader is Syracuse’s top passer with 1513 passing yards. In addition, he’s 2nd on the team in rushing yards on his 103 attempts, amassing 423 yards. His overall completon percentage for the season is at 62.3%.

Wake Forest Team Defense

The Demon Deacons defense faces off against Syracuse with 22 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. When it comes to points allowed, they’re giving up 26.5 points per game which is 104th in the nation. Against the pass, they’re 108th in the NCAA, allowing 232.9 passing yards per game. Wake Forest’s run defense is yielding 147.5 rushing yards per contest.

Syracuse Team Defense

Ranked 103rd in passing yards allowed per game, Syracuse’s defense gets ready to take on Wake Forest. Opponents have attempted an average of 33.5 passes per game against the Orange. They’re allowing 23.1 points per contest, placing them 87th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 83rd in the NCAA.

Wake Forest vs Syracuse Trends

  • When playing on the road, Wake Forest has an ATS mark of 1-2 vs. the spread.
  • Looking across Syracuse’s three most recent home games, they are 0-3 against the spread.
  • Syracuse’s ATS record in their five most recent games as an underdog is 1-4.
  • Over their last five games as the betting favorite, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 2-3.

Wake Forest vs Syracuse Prediction

Syracuse didn’t look good in the passing game in their most recent game vs. Georgia Tech. I’m not expecting them to suddenly turn things around, and like Wake Forest as 2.5-point underdogs.

On the over/under, I have the best bet being to take the over at 45. This looks like a slam dunk bet for me, as my gut tells me the over will hit as well as our model projecting a combined 46 points.

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