NC State Wolfpack (6-1) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1)
NCAAF: Saturday, October 28th, 3:30 PM ET @ Notre Dame Stadium NBC
Line & Total: Notre Dame -7 O/U 60
Free NCAAF Pick Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack
The 9th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish hosts the 14th ranked NC State Wolfpack in what promises to be one of the most exciting games on Saturday. Both teams are having a fantastic season and today’s game is another one with huge playoff implications.
NC State has surprised everyone with their 6-1 record but has a long way to go to prove themselves. Not only are they facing Notre Dame this week but next week face Clemson. If they can manage to pull out these games then they will be in prime position to shock the world. The Wolfpack has gotten to this point by leading the nation in ball security. QB Ryan Finley has not thrown an interception the entire season while throwing for 11 touchdowns in their seven games. RB Nyheim Hines has also picked up the pace with three straight 100-yard rushing games. Today’s game will be about the defense though as NC State’s sixth-ranked rushing defense takes on Notre Dame’s sixth-ranked rushing offense. If they can keep the Fighting Irish off the field they stand an excellent chance at an upset.
After their own 6-1 start Notre Dame has once again become a fan favorite in the NCAAF community. They have been excellent on defense and have forced 17 turnovers so far giving them the opportunity to run up the score on their opponents. NC State will be different though as we stated above that the Wolfpack lead the nation in ball security. The Fighting Irish destroyed USC in their last game and will be riding high of the momentum. After missing one game, QB Brandon Wimbush came out and rushed for three touchdowns. This feat will not be easy to duplicate versus the Wolfpack though and ND will be forced to find different ways to get the job done this week.
Cover the Spread 365 Stats:
NC State is going for their third win versus a ranked opponent. If they succeed it will be the first time since 1992.
NC State is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games.
Notre Dame is 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Free NCAAF Prediction Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack
The betting community is leaning heavily on Notre Dame getting the job done but we feel today will not be so easy for them. NC State is full of surprises and will have a game plan that should keep ND off the field as much as possible. Expect them to stop the run and force the Irish into tough decisions. There has been a reverse line movement since the line opened and we feel the same way as the smart money. Take NC State and the points and you won’t regret it.