Wake Forest at Florida State odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s Wake Forest at Florida State odds and lines, with college football expert picks, predictions and best bets.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1) head to Tallahassee on Saturday to take on the Florida State Seminoles (4-0). Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Wake Forest vs. Florida State odds, and make our expert college football picks and predictions.

The Demon Deacons are coming off an offensive shootout against Clemson last week, losing 51-45 in overtime. QB Sam Hartman played lights out tossing 6 TDs along with 337 yards on 20-of-29. WR Jahmal Banks had 6 receptions for 141 yards and 2 TDs and WR Donavon Greene had 2 TDs on 2 receptions covering 53 yards. The Wake Forest defense struggled, giving up 16-of-23 3rd-down conversions to Clemson.

Florida State walked all over Boston College last week in a 44-14 win. RB Trey Benson had 10 carries for 78 yards and 2 TDs and RB Treshaun Ward had 14 carries for 48 yards anda TD. QB Jordan Travis threw 1 TD on 16-of-26 throws for 321 yards with 8 Seminoles having at least 1 catch. Florida State did hurt themselves with 7 penalties for 59 yards.

Wake Forest is No. 21, Florida State 22nd in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

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Wake Forest at Florida State odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 11:38 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Wake Forest +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Florida State -230 (bet $230 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Wake Forest +6.5 (-110) | Florida State -6.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 64.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Wake Forest at Florida State picks and predictions


Florida State 34, Wake Forest 28

Money line

PASS. The -230 ML for Florida State does not provide enough return for the risk involved.

Against the spread

WAKE FOREST +6.5 (-110).

Last week, the Demon Deacons showed a lot of promise, playing a Top-5 Clemson team close enough for an upset behind incredible offensive numbers, but Clemson allowed them to stay in the game with 10 penalties for 120 yards. Hartman will keep Wake in this game until the end, but they will just fall short of victory. If they can keep it clean and force the Seminoles to commit penalties, there is no telling what could happen on the road for them.

Wake Forest is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings against Florida State.


UNDER 64.5 (-112).

Although both these teams are coming off great offensive showings, traditionally when these teams play each other, there are not many points involved. The Under is 7-0 in their last 7 meetings and the Under is 6-1 in their last 7 meetings in Tallahassee.

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