Wake Forest vs. Florida State - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida State Seminoles (3-3) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5 -- Over/Under: 69 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will meet up on the college football field Saturday.
The Seminoles enter this one at 3-3 so far. Florida State has taken out LA-Monroe, Louisville and NC State but fallen to Boise State, Virginia and Clemson.
In the Clemson loss, Florida State QB James Blackman tossed 66 yards and two INTs, and Khalan Laborn had 69 yards rushing with a score. Tamorrion Terry added 83 yards and a TD on two receptions as well.
Over on the Wake Forest side, they’re 5-1 this year. The Deacons opened up with wins over Utah State, Rice, UNC, Elon and Boston College but fell 62-59 to Louisville in their last outing.
In the loss to the Cardinals, Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman had 251 yards, three TDs and one INT. Christian Beal-Smith led the rush on 123 yards and Sage Surratt had 196 yards with three touchdowns on 12 catches.
The Seminoles are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five conference games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 overall. Florida State is 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games in October and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games.
Meanwhile, the Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. Wake is 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 on turf and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.
If you toss out the Clemson blowout loss, Florida State hasn’t looked too bad in their most recent two victories. In those they posted a combined 66 points, and as a whole the offense has been clicking pretty well this season.
That said, Wake has been solid this entire campaign, and outside of a few close calls and a tough loss to Louisville they’re looking good. I’m going to stick with the Deacons here in what should be a really fun game to watch.