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Syracuse vs. Wake Forest: Deacs open as 3-point favorites

Can the Orange keep beating Wake as ACC rivals?

Wake Forest v North Carolina State Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange have never lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as members of the ACC. Still, many pundits picked Wake ahead of SU this season without even thinking about it. Now that the two teams will tangle, it looks like Vegas thinks Wake should get the home-field advantage bump and that’s about it.

According to Vegas Insider, Wake opened as a 3-point favorite over the Orange.

Wake Forest has results on their side. The Deacons come into the game at 4-1 with wins over Tulane, Duke, Delaware, and, Indiana. They failed their first real test this past weekend, a 33-16 loss to NC State. Still, the Orange would kill for a 4-1 record right about now.

The Orange are coming off another one of those lopsided losses to a talented opponent. They’ve basically proven that they’re not going to keep up with the Louisvilles and Clemsons of the world, but they can hang with teams of equal talent.

Lots to get into this week but this one could end up similar to the UConn game. The Orange can win but Wake is also due to beat us. Having the game at home works in their favor, but as SU proved in East Hartford, they can win on the road.