Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-7) vs. Syracuse Orange (5-6)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse Orange 11/25/23 – Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-7) will meet Syracuse Orange (5-6). Their NCAAF Week 13 matchup promises to be exciting as both teams try to improve on a season marked by ups and downs. Set for Saturday at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and broadcast live by CW, this crucial contest should offer both sides an opportunity to shift their narrative of this year. Handicappers’ choices should relish this game for its challenge and opportunity as both squads strive to better themselves over a harrowing season of ups and downs!
Wake Forest Demon Deacons have shown some resilience despite their less-than-stellar record, with key player Demond Claiborne’s 586 rushing yards and five touchdowns at an average of 4.3 yards per rush serving as a cornerstone to their success in this matchup. Furthermore, wide receiver Jahmal Banks’ 563 receiving yards and three touchdowns make him an efficient target and will play an instrumental role in Wake Forest’s offensive effectiveness against Syracuse. Their performances will ultimately define Wake Forest’s offensive effectiveness against Syracuse
On Syracuse’s side of things, they possess strength in key players such as running back LeQuint Allen who boasts 918 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns – an outstanding figure who will likely play an instrumental role in Syracuse’s offensive strategy. Wide receiver Damien Alford may prove effective as well with 16 yard per reception making him a potential game-changer when it comes to stretching the field.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse Orange 11/25/23 Game Info
|Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
|JMA Wireless Dome
Mitch Griffis (QB) vs. Garrett Shrader (QB)
Mitch Griffis has had an uneven season as Wake Forest’s quarterback. Completing 124 out of 207 attempts with 1553 passing yards at 59.9% completion rate shows his ability but also leaves room for improvement; 9 touchdowns against 7 interceptions indicates more consistent decision-making is necessary. Griffis excels under pressure, having endured 35 sacks so far this year; his tactical approach of short and medium range passes will prove pivotal when trying to overcome Syracuse’s defense.
Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader has proven his reliability through 1513 passing yards, 62.3% completion rate and slightly better yards-per-attempt figure than Griffis. Shrader has led Syracuse’s offense with 10 touchdowns against 5 interceptions for more efficient game control; additionally his ability to throw long passes like his 86-yard longest pass adds dynamic depth. Furthermore, his strengths in decision-making and handling pressure situations will prove key come this matchup.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse Orange -145, Total Odds: 43.5
The betting odds slightly favor Syracuse, with a -145 moneyline, reflecting their marginally better season performance. The total odds set at 43.5 points suggest a moderately scoring game, in line with both teams’ offensive outputs this season.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
Wake Forest’s betting trends reveal an unpredictable performance. Their record over their last nine games shows an inconsistent ability to cover the spread, while 6 of their 9 total under games suggest difficulty scoring high totals. But their 5-2 straight up record against Syracuse shows an advantage historically for this matchup.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
Syracuse hasn’t had an upbeat betting history either, with only six of their last seven games going over against betting expectations. But their total going UNDER in seven of 10 games might give them some hope, especially when taken alongside Wake Forest’s similar trends.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Syracuse Orange 11/25/23 Betting Picks
Based on analysis and trends, this matchup leans slightly in Syracuse’s favor due to their superior season performance and history in home games against Wake Forest. However, due to close odds and inconsistent team performances this remains a challenging pick.
In terms of betting strategy, a cautious approach would be advisable, especially considering the unpredictability inherent in college football match predictions. The total going UNDER seems like a plausible outcome given both teams’ recent trends, which aligns with the conservative nature of this matchup. For prop bets, focusing on individual player performances, such as rushing yards for LeQuint Allen or passing yards for Garrett Shrader, could offer valuable opportunities in this closely contested game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Syracuse Orange 24, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 20