CW has the television coverage for this Orange vs. Demon Deacons matchup. Kickoff takes place at 2:00 on Saturday, November 25th. This week 13 CFB showdown is being played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse NY. The Orange are set as 2.5 point favorites at home in this Atlantic Coast showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?


The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2.5

This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-22 in favor of Syracuse.
  • Even though we have Syracuse winning straight-up, we like Wake Forest at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 45 points, and we like the over with a projected 46 points.

Does Wake Forest Stand a Chance on the Road?

So far, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-7, including going 1-4 on the road and 2-3 at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with Syracuse, the Demon Deacons have been favored in three games and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-6.

After 11 games, the average over/under line in Wake Forest’s matches stands at 50.6 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 45.7 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-6.

In the rushing game, the Demon Deacons are currently 18th in college football with 438 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 131.5 rushing yards per game, putting them 95th nationally. Their passing game has averaged 27 passes and 190.1 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 92nd, averaging 19.3 points per game.

On defense, the Demon Deacons defense has 22 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 26.5 points per game against them (104th). In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 108th in the NCAA, allowing 232.9 passing yards per game. Moreover, Wake Forest’s run defense is allowing 147.5 rushing yards per contest.

Will Syracuse Win at Home?

So far, the Syracuse Orange are 5-6, including going 1-4 on the road and 3-2 at home.

Syracuse’s average scoring differential for the season is +1.5 leading to an ATS mark of 3-7. The Orange have been favored three times and the underdog in seven games

Syracuse has an over/under record of 3-7 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 47.7 points with the average over/under line being 51.2 points.

On the ground, the Orange are 26th in college football at 427 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 179.9 (34th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 25 and have a per game average of 169.1. Overall, they are 68th in points (24.6 PPG).

In terms of passing yards allowed per game, Syracuse’s defense is ranked 103rd. Opponents, on average, attempt 33.5 passes against the Orange. They are allowing 23.1 PPG, which places them 87th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 83rd in the NCAA.