Wake Forest vs. N.C. State Prediction

N.C. State Wolfpack vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 11/8/18 Predictions

Is No. 14 N.C. State set to pick up another lopsided win at home when the Wolfpack play host to Wake Forest this evening at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

109 Wake Forest at 110 N.C. State

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30PM ET – Carter-Finley Stadium

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, N.C. State is favored at home, as the Wolfpack are getting odds of -19 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 68.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 71 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 runs over Florida State

N.C. State ended a two-game losing streak this past Saturday with a 47-28 win at home over Florida State. The Wolfpack are now 6-2 overall, 3-2 in the ACC, 4-4 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total. N.C. State is just 1-3 against the spread in its last four games.

The Wolfpack have been strong defensively this year, allowing 25.5 points and 398 yards per game. Their run defense is giving up just 91.6 yards per game, but their pass defense is allowing over 300 yards per contest. Offensively, N.C. State is putting up 32.5 points and 457 yards per contest. Ryan Finley has thrown for 2,490 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions to lead the offense while Reggie Gallaspy II has rushed for 554 yards and nine touchdowns. Kelvin Harmon is the leading receiver with 50 catches for 831 yards and five touchdowns.

Wake Forest dropping games

Wake Forest is coming off a 41-24 loss this weekend at home to Syracuse and the Demon Deacons have lost three of their last four. Wake is 4-5 overall, 1-4 in the ACC, 2-7 against the spread and 6-3 with the over. They are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four games.

The Demon Deacons have really struggled on defense, allowing 37.2 points and 493.6 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 221 yards per contest. Offensively, Wake is putting up 32.3 points and 453.4 yards per contest. Wake took a big loss last week as quarterback Sam Hartman suffered a broken foot and will miss the rest of the season. He had thrown for 1,984 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 275 yards and two scores. It’s unclear who will start at QB for Wake due to other lingering injuries to their other quarterbacks. Wake is led by its ground attack with Matt Colburn rushing for 670 yards and Cade Carney putting up 601 yards. Greg Dortch is the leading receiver with 69 catches for 846 yards and six touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends

N.C. State

The Wolfpack are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Thursday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight conference games.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest is 1-5 against the spread in their last six conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games.

Prediction:

N.C. State showed that it’s still a pretty good team in its dominant win over Florida State last week and now the Wolfpack get to meet up with a short-handed Wake Forest team. The Demon Deacons are very likely to struggle give their quarterback situation and that’s going to make it tough for them to cover against an N.C. State team that should put up a high total against a lackluster Wake defense.

 

College Football Prediction: N.C. State -19

Related: Wake Forest vs. N.C. State Total Prediction

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