|Written by Jamal Gordon|
|Thursday, 01 September 2011 12:53|
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Syracuse Orange will begin 2011-12 college football week 1 odds with a Thursday night match-up vs from the Carrier Dome at 8:00pm EST. Wake Forest vs Syracuse odds makers in Vegas and at online sportsbooks have listed the Orange as slight 6.5-point home favorites vs the Demon Deacons with an over/under total of 49. Bookmakers have also listed Syracuse as -240 money line favorites vs Wake Forest at +200. The Orange are favored to win tonight in college football lines for week 1 having finished last season with an 8-5 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the ACC Conference.
Syracuse went on to go 6-5 against the college football betting spread last season, 7-2 ATS in non conference match-ups and also pulled off a 36-34 win vs Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. That being said, the Orange will need better production from QB Ryan Nassib who threw 2,334-yards for 19-touchdowns and 8-interceptions last year. RB Antwon Bailey will be back behind Nassib after tallying up 554-yards last season for an average of 5-yards per carry. On the other side of the ball, Syracuse had numerous defensive players graduate which will make it hard for the Orange to duplicate last year's results. Entering Wake Forest vs Syracuse odds as 6-point home favorites on Thursday evening, the Orange have been listed as 13/1 longshots to win the 2011 Big East conference with a regular season win total of 6 OVER -130.
Wake Forest will enter tonight's match-up as slight road underdogs having a miserable 3-9 overall record , a 1-7 mark in the ACC Conference and going 0-1 vs top-25 teams. It has been a long time since the Demon Deacons have played in a championship game but are optimistic about this season with plenty of experience up front on the offensive line. QB Tanner Price will be back behind center after throwing for 1,349-yards with 7-touchdowns and 8-interceptions. On the defensive side of the ball, the Deacons will return 9-starters and will be switching to a 3-4 scheme. Heading into Wake Forest vs Syracuse odds as 6.5-point underdogs in college football lines for week 1, Wake Forest has gone 1-5 straight up and against the spread in their last six road games overall while Syracuse has gone 1-4 ATS when playing at the Carrier Dome. Wake Forest has been listed as 50/1 underdogs to win the ACC conference, 5/1 to win the Leaders division and 18/1 to win the BCS championship.
College Football Picks: Syracuse Orange -6.5
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