Wake Forest at Syracuse 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Syracuse Orange (1-5) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
Betting Odds: Syracuse Orange +9 -- Over/Under: 59 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Wake Forest faces Syracuse on Saturday, October 31st at the Carrier Dome for week nine of NCAA football action.
Wake Forest is coming off a big upset win over #16 Virginia Tech last week by the final score of 23-16. Wake Forest was 10.5-point underdogs in that game, but that did not stop the Demon Deacons from finding their third win of the season and second win in conference play. Wake Forest is 3-2 overall and 2-2 in ACC play to start the season, and Wake Forest is currently on a three-game win streak. Wake Forest scores 36.8 points per game and earns 417.6 total yards per contest as well. Wake Forest also allows 27.0 points per game to the opposition and concedes over 200 yards per game through both the air and ground on defense. Wake Forest will look to take advantage of a weaker Syracuse team and find its fourth straight win overall.
Syracuse is coming off a 47-21 loss to the #1 team in the nation in the Clemson Tigers in week eight. Syracuse was 46-point underdogs heading into that game, so it is fair to say that Syracuse actually played pretty well compared to what the team was projected to do. Syracuse made life difficult for the most part for star quarterback of Clemson, Trevor Lawerence, as the Syracuse D actually forced Lawrence's first career pick-six. Syracuse will look to build on the positives out of that loss to Clemson and try and find its second ACC win of the season against Wake Forest. Syracuse is 1-5 on the year and has lost its last three games overall.
I am going to take Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange to win as the home underdogs in this game. Syracuse played Clemson tough on the road, and that should be noted heading into this one. Syracuse can surprise a lot of people at the Carrier Dome, and I think Syracuse does enough to at least cover this spread, but a play on the money line is also valuable too.