Florida State is heavily favored in college football betting lines to win their ACC opener on Saturday as they host Wake Forest in a game that is one of ABC’s regionally televised games.
The Seminoles looked very good last week as they routed BYU in college football odds while Wake Forest was simply humiliated at Stanford.
Florida State is a 17.5 point favorite at the Sbg global sportsbook. The question you have to answer as you bet this game is whether or not Florida State was good last week or whether it was BYU that was bad. Florida State got 278 yards on the ground against BYU and their defense pretty much controlled the Cougars. It is really not a very good BYU team this season though so it is hard to know just how good Florida State is.
Wake was Humbled last Week – There are no words that can describe just how bad Wake Forest was beaten last week by Stanford. They were destroyed 68-24. The defense was simply shredded like cheese by Stanford and it could get ugly against Florida State this week. Wake Forest let Stanford drive to a touchdown on their first eight possessions and it was easy. A high school defense could have played better. The Wake Forest secondary is not much better than a high school one and maybe not as good. They are starting a freshman on one corner and a redshirt sophomore on the other corner. The loss against Stanford was the most points Wake had given up since 1995. Only four other times in their history have they given up more points.
Trends Point to Wake Forest but ….. – The trends point to Wake Forest but they looked so bad last week it is hard to get too excited about taking them this week in college football odds. The Seminoles have not won at home against Wake Forest since 2005 but this should be the year. The Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Demon Deacons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings at Florida State. The one trend that is against them is that they are 2-7 against the college football betting lines in their last 9 road games. The Seminoles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. If you are looking at the total then maybe the over is the way to go. The Over is 5-0 in the Demon Deacons last 5 games overall. The Over is 7-1 in the Seminoles last 8 conference games.