Canceled: Florida State at Wake Forest: 12/19/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) vs Florida State Seminoles (3-6)
Game Info: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Truist Field)
Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7 -- Over/Under: 68 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This game has been canceled.
The Florida State Seminoles will travel to Truist Field to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Florida State Seminoles snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 3-6 on the season after defeating the Duke Blue Devils, 56-35, this past Saturday. Florida State had one of their better offensive games of the season and pulled away from the Blue Devils after 14 unanswered points gave the Seminoles a 42-21 lead with 7:34 left in regulation. Florida State outgained Duke by a 522-393 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Seminoles was QB Jordan Travis who completed 13 of 18 passes for 192 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT while also adding 90 rushing yards for 1 TD.
On the season, Florida State is averaging 25.8 ppg on 396.7 total yards per game (196.8 passing yds/g; 199.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Florida State is led by QB Jordan Travis who has completed 55.0% of his passes for 1,056 yards, 6 TD, & 6 INT. Travis is also the leading rusher for the Seminoles as he has 559 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 97 carries. The top receiving targets for the Seminoles have been Ontaria Wilson (30 rec, 382 yards, 2 TD), Tamorrion Terry (23 rec, 289 yards, TD), and Camren McDonald (23 rec, 263 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Florida State backfield has been the trio of Jashaun Corbin (81 att, 401 yards, 5 TD), La’Damian Webb (69 att, 369 yards, 3 TD), and Lawrance Toafili (37 att, 326 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Florida State is allowing their opponents to average 36.0 ppg on 456.3 total yards per game (257.1 passing yds/g; 199.2 rushing yds/g).
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 4-4 on the season after being defeated by the Louisville Cardinals, 45-21, this past Saturday. Wake Forest held a 7-0 after the first quarter, however, the defense struggled the rest of the way and could not fight back after 21 unanswered points by the Cardinals gave Louisville a 28-10 lead with 8:03 left in the 3rd quarter. Wake Forest was outgained by a Louisville by a 453-351 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin. Leading the way for the Demon Deacons was WR Jaquarii Roberson who had 9 receptions for 138 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 37.0 ppg on 435.3 total yards per game (265.8 passing yds/g; 169.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Wake Forest has been led by QB Sam Hartman who has completed 58.9% of his passes for 1,906 yards, 10 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for the Demon Deacons have been Jaquarii Roberson (54 rec, 795 yards, 5 TD), Donavon Greene (23 rec, 460 yards, 2 TD), and Taylor Morin (27 rec, 314 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Demon Deacons backfield has been the duo of Christian Beal-Smith (121 att, 650 yards, 4 TD) & Kenneth Walker III (119 att, 579 yards, 13 TD). Wake Forest will be with Kenneth Walker III who decided to opt out for the rest of the season.
Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing their opponents to average 31.6 ppg on 456.9 total yards per game (265.9 passing yds/g; 191.0 rushing yds/g).
The Seminoles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 December games. The Demon Deacons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Wake Forest has been a solid team at home and has an offense that can put up points, however, I do think the lost of Kenneth Walker III hurts them. Florida State has had a season to forget, however, the offense has shown some signs of life as of late and should be able to have some success against a Demon Deacons defense that ranked just 108th in total defense. I think this has the making of a high-scoring game, however, as I think Florida State will be able to keep this one somewhat close, I think the play here is to take the Seminoles and the points. Good Luck!