Florida St. vs. N.C. State Prediction
Will No. 21 N.C. State snap out of its losing streak and get back on track when it takes on Florida State today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 3, 2018
3:30PM ET – Carter-Finley Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, N.C. State is favored at home in this game, as the Wolfpack are getting odds of -9 points against Florida State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 52.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on N.C. State at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
N.C. State with back-to-back losses
N.C. State has lost two straight games after a 5-0 start. The Wolfpack fell at Clemson and Syracuse the last two weekends. They are now 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the ACC, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the under. N.C. State has failed to cover in three straight.
The Wolfpack are putting up 30.4 points and 462.7 yards per game on offense this year, including over 330 passing yards per contest. Ryan Finley has thrown for 2,250 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense while Kelvin Harmon has caught 46 passes for 794 yards and four scores. Reggie Gallaspy II is the team’s leading rusher with 448 yards and nine touchdowns. He is questionable to play today with an unspecified injury. Defensively, N.C. State is giving up 25.1 points and 391.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up 290 yards per contest.
FSU hammered by Clemson
Florida State is coming off a lopsided loss at home to Clemson, 59-10, in one of the worst losses to a rival in some time. The Seminoles are now 4-4 overall, 2-4 in the ACC, 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 with the over.
The Seminoles are struggling on offense this year, averaging 23.3 points and 349.5 yards per contest. Their rushing attack is putting up only 83.5 yards per game. Cam Akers is the leading rusher with 467 yards and three touchdowns. Deondre Francois has thrown for 2,039 yards and 13 touchdowns, but also has seven interceptions. Nyqwan Murray has caught 40 passes for 546 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FSU is putting up 28.4 points and 390.8 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up 287.9 yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
N.C. State is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
Florida State is 2-10-2 against the spread in their last 14 conference games, but 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in November.
N.C. State has been exposed in the last two games. The Wolfpack aren’t really as good as their 5-0 start may have indicated. While Florida State is coming off a lopsided loss to Clemson, N.C. State didn’t fare much better. FSU has been improving over the last month and I expect them to put up a fight today against an N.C. State team that has to be questioning itself right now.
College Football Prediction: Florida State +9