Wake Forest vs Florida State Odds: Undefeated Seminoles Eyeing Fifth Win of 2022

Surprising Florida State Favored Against 2021 ACC Finalist Wake Forest

Top Offensive Teams in ACC to Dance in Tallahassee

Wake Forest vs Florida State Odds: Wake Forest was the surprise of the ACC a season ago, dethroning six-time champion Clemson as division champion and reaching the conference title game. Is Florida State following a similar script? After getting off to 0-4 and 1-3 starts during the last two seasons, the Seminoles head into Saturday’s showdown with a perfect 4-0 mark and that includes a pair of ACC wins.

There could be plenty of points scored in this one as Wake Forest and Florida State rank third and fourth in the ACC in scoring offense as the teams combine for more than 80 points per game. The Seminoles have scored 91 points In two home games while Wake Forest had 45 points in its only road game of 2022. The Wake Forest vs Florida State odds favor the host Seminoles.

The NCAAF schedule featured much different Week 4 matchups for the teams. Wake Forest was engaged in a classic showdown in Clemson that went into overtime while Florida State has a pretty easy time with Boston College.

Florida State (+800) is fourth in the odds to win the ACC title while Wake Forest comes in at +3300.

Florida State (+800) is fourth in the odds to win the ACC title while Wake Forest comes in at +3300. In the national championship odds, the Seminoles are tied for 16th at +15000 followed by Wake Forest at +22500.

Wake Forest vs Florida State Game Information

  • Game: Wake Forest 3-1 (0-1 in the ACC) Florida State 4-0 (2-0)
  • Location: Doak Walker Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Day/Time:time datetime=”2022-10-01 15:30-04:00″>Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Television: ABC

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The return of AT Perry generated the most buzz, but he is far from the only productive pass catcher for the Demon Deacons.

Perry is tied for the team lead with 16 catches and leads Wake Forest with 273 receiving yards after finishing with nearly 1,300 receiving yards to go with 15 touchdown catches as a sophomore. Four other receivers have at least 10 receptions as sophomores Taylor Morin (16 catches, 156 yards), Jahmal Banks (15 catches, 238 yards), Donavon Greene (14 catches, 237 yards) and Ke’Shawn Williams (173 yards on 10 receptions) have helped to compensate for the loss of 1,000-yard receiver Jaquarii Roberson. Tight end Blake Whiteheart has added eight catches.

The fifth game in 2021 was when quarterback Sam Hartman took his game to the next level. After failing to top 300 yards in each of the first four games of the season, he went over the 300-yard mark in each of the next five games. The meeting with Florida State came during his slow period for Hartman as he ended up with 259 yards in the home win for the Demon Deacons. Even with the prolific Hartman back to lead the offense, the Wake Forest vs Florida State odds are not in favor of the visiting Demon Deacons.

Florida State Seminoles

The list of areas where Florida State has improved from a season ago is a rather lengthy one. However, the running game has really clicked in the early part of 2022.

Florida State finished sixth in the ACC in rushing offense a season ago. The Seminoles averaged 177.7 yards and 4.8 yards per carry. Those numbers have jumped to ACC-leading marks of 226.8 yards and 5.5 yards per attempt in the first four games of 2022. That is just one of the reasons that the host Seminoles are favored in the Wake Forest vs Florida State odds.

Sophomores Treshaun Ward (350 yards), Trey Benson (268 yards) and Lawrance Toafili (142 yards) have led the way and each of them has added three scoring runs. FSU got an injury scare with quarterback Jordan Travis; however, he returned to throw a season-high 321 yards in a win over Boston College to provide balance to the offense.

Wake Forest vs Florida State Injury Update

Wake Forest long snapper Jacob Zuhr is questionable while defensive back Coby Davis and receiver Horatio Fields are out for the season.

For Florida State, receivers Ja’Khi Douglas and Winston Wright Jr. (leg), linebacker Amari Gainer (leg), defensive linemen Fabien Lovett and Jared Verse, offensive lineman Robert Scott Jr. (knee) are questionable. Running back CJ Campbell (leg), linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. as well as offensive linemen Bless Harris (arm) and Kayden Lyles (leg) are out for the season.

Wake Forest vs Florida State Head to Head

Wake Forest is looking to beat Florida State three times in a row for the first time since the 2006, 2007 and the 2008 seasons.

Wake Forest had three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in a 35-14 win a season ago with the Demon Deacons listed as a 4.5-point favorite at home. It was the first time since 2009 that Wake Forest was favored against the Seminoles. The defense also held Florida State under 100 rushing yards while running for 225 yards.

The Seminoles have won the last five games in the series played in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have covered in four of those contests.

Wake Forest vs Florida State Betting Preview

When looking at the Wake Forest vs Florida State preview, not too long ago, a Wake Forest and Florida State game would not generate much interest outside of Winston-Salem and Tallahassee. Times have changed; both of these programs are trending in the positive direction.

Playing in the ACC’s Atlantic Division where four teams undefeated and Wake Forest’s lone loss came in overtime against conference favorite Clemson, there isn’t much margin for error.

The early money has been pretty split on this game that shows Florida State favored by six points.

Wake Forest is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six matchups against the Seminoles and has covered in four of its last five games overall. Florida State has covered in six of its last seven games.

The total has gone over in the Demon Deacons’ last five road games while the total has finished under in six of the Seminoles’ last eight contests.

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