Wake Forest vs Syracuse Spread, Trends, and Free Pick – September 1st, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The point spread for the opening game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Syracuse Orange opened up at -6 in favor of the home Orange at Bodog Sportsbook. As of Sunday night the spread has moved up to 7. The total was set at 49.5 and hasn’t moved yet. Right now, 60% of the betting public is on Wake Forest. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Demon Deacons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Demon Deacons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Orange are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in September.
Orange are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.
Under is 5-0 in Demon Deacons last 5 vs. Big East.
Under is 4-0 in Demon Deacons last 4 games as an underdog.
Under is 5-2 in Orange last 7 games overall.
My Prediction: Syracuse is coming off their first winning season since 2004 by going 8-5 in Head Coach Doug Marrone’s 2nd year. The Orange bring back 8 starters on offense, but lost RB Delone Carter (1,260 yards) to graduation. Everything else on offense is intact. Their defense will be the concern this year as only 5 starters return. Wake Forest returns 17 total starters including their starting QB, RB, and WR. They also have one of the best kickers in the game in Jimmy Newman. QB Tanner Price has showed some signs of poise this summer. This will be a good game for him as the Syracuse secondary is very inexperienced. Expectations in Syracuse are a little high I think. Look for this to be a close game.
Wake Forest +7