No. 16 Virginia Tech will have its hands full on defense when the Hokies face a high-powered N.C. State offense on Saturday at 3:30PM ET from Lane Stadium.
Bet N.C. State at Virginia Tech The Hokies are 7-3 this season and 5-5 against the point spread odds. Virginia Tech has won its last two games, and only lost one game at Lane Stadium this year. The home team has lost both meetings in this series while in the ACC.
N.C.State is 4-6 on the year and 4-5 against the point spread odds. The Wolfpack have lost five of their last six games, but covered in two of their last three.
N.C.State has not won on the road this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Virginia Tech 19.5-point home favorites over
N.C.State on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 58.5.
Virginia Tech has not been an offensive power, scoring 29.7 points per-game, but the Hokies have a steady rushing attack, racking up 197.9 yards per-game.
N.C.State has one of the worst defenses in the conference, giving up 30.9 points per-game, but the Wolfpack have a formidable rushing defense, giving up 131 yards per-game. Ryan Williams will be a big key in this game for the Hokies as he rushed for 1,235 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 1,720 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions for Virginia Tech, but if the game is left up to him, the Hokies could struggle.
N.C.State has the ability to score, posing 32.6 points per-game thanks to 277 yards passing per-outing. The Hokies have one of the top defenses in the ACC, giving up only 16.6 points and 304.7 yards per-game. Russell Wilson has thrown for 2,534 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Wolfpack, but is facing a very tough secondary this week. Russell will be the determining factor for
N.C.State to cover the odds this week.
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