North Carolina vs. N.C. State Free Pick
One week after receiving a scare in a win over Virginia Tech, North Carolina will look to win its 11th straight game when it visits N.C. State today at 3:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tar Heels are now 3.5-point road favorites after the Wolfpack opened as 7-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 67 after the number opened at 64.5.
The Tar Heels are 10-1 on the season and have been profitable at the betting window, going 7-4 against the spread in their 11 games. The Wolfpack are 7-4 straight up and 6-5 against the spread, including 2-3 ATS in their five home games.
This is a tough spot for the Tar Heels, who have already clinched the Coastal Division and a spot in the ACC Championship Game. They do have an outside shot at cracking the top 4 and making the playoffs, but they'd have to win today and upset No. 1 Clemson in the ACC title game to have a legitimate argument. Even though this is a rivalry, this is nevertheless a sandwich game for UNC, which held on to beat Virginia Tech last weekend and will take on Clemson next week. The Wolfpack rank 13th in the nation in total yards allowed, are 22nd in passing yards allowed, 20th in rushing yards allowed and 35th in points allowed per game. They'll test the Tar Heels today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 FREE PICK: N.C. STATE WOLFPACK +3.5