Predicting how most of the final ACC standing will play out is nearly impossible at this point, there is a ton of parity in the middle of the league. There are, however, two teams that we feel pretty certain about. Florida State, especially after its win over Clemson, is the odds-on favorite to win the ACC. Wake Forest seems destined to finish last in its division. Of course, last weekend, both of those assumptions were nearly flipped on their heads. Florida State struggled with N.C. State, while Wake hung tough against Louisville. Will Wake, with its talented secondary, take advantage of suddenly-turnover prone Jameis Winston and the Seminoles? Probably not, but Deacon fans can certainly dream.
Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium (Tallahassee, FL)
Betting Line: Florida State -39 via 5Dimes
Prediction: Florida State has not been the dominant force that it was in 2013, and while Wake Forest isn't a bowl team by any stretch, the Decs do play good defense against the pass. They're only allowing 159.6 yards per game, good for 12th in the country. Wake might not be able to score against Florida State with its anemic offense, but 39 points is a huge spread to cover for any program against another power five conference team.
Florida State could very well wake up this weekend and blow the doors off of Wake Forest, but based on what we've seen out of these two teams so far this year, we'll take the Deacs to narrowly cover that giant spread.