Syracuse vs. N.C. State Prediction
Which team will pick up a needed win tonight when N.C. State plays host to Syracuse at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
107 Syracuse vs. 108 N.C. State
Thursday, October 10, 2019
8PM ET – Carter-Finley Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, N.C. State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Wolfpack are getting odds of -4.5 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the game is listed at 56 points. The public betting currently has 53 percent going on Syracuse as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
N.C. State falls at FSU
N.C. State is coming off a 31-13 loss at Florida State on Sept. 28 in the ACC opener. The Wolfpack are 3-2 on the season, 1-4 against the spread and 4-1 with the over/under total.
The Wolfpack have been pretty competitive on both sides of the ball. Their defense is giving up 20.8 points and 321.2 yards per game. Their run defense ranks sixth nationally, allowing just 71.8 yards per game. Offensively, N.C. State is putting up 29.8 points and 434.6 yards per contest. Matthew McKay was starting at QB and has thrown for 910 yards and three touchdowns, but the Wolfpack switched to Bailey Hockman in their last game, only to see him suffer a knee injury. Hockman is expected to give it a go tonight. N.C. State will rely on the run game, as three backs have over 200 yards this year. Zonovan Knight is the leading rusher with 293 yards and three scores. Emeka Emezie is the leading receiver with 28 catches for 281 yards and a score while Larrell Murchison is leading the defense with 21 tackles and five sacks.
Orange hoping to extend win streak
Syracuse has been up-and-down this season, but the Orange have won their last two games to get to 3-2 on the season. Cuse is 0-1 in the ACC with a 41-6 loss to Clemson. They are also 2-3 against the spread while going 3-2 with the under.
Cuse hasn’t had much to hang its hat on this year, as the Orange are putting up just 28.6 points and 385.8 yards per game on offense while giving up 28 points and 438.2 yards per game on defense. Quarterback Tommy DeVito is leading the offense with 1,234 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, but also has five interceptions and has been sacked 18 times. Trishton Jackson has been his top target with 24 catches for 393 yards and five touchdowns while Moe Neal is the leading rusher with 317 yards and three scores. Defensively, Lakiem Williams has 39 tackles and 3.5 sacks to lead the unit.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wolfpack are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a bye, but just 2-6 ATS int heir last eight conference games.
The Orange are 4-1 against the spread in their last five ACC games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a win.
N.C. State has won four of the last five in this series, but the Orange have covered in three of the last four encounters. Syracuse had a rough start with big losses to Maryland and Syracuse, but I think the Orange are a little more battle-tested coming into this game. N.C. State hasn’t been impressive against the likes of Florida State and West Virginia. They also only beat Ball State at home by 11. I think the Orange can come into their home and control the line of scrimmage while winning the game outright. Syracuse’s past letdowns should become a positive tonight.
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