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Wake Forrest vs. NC State

NC State vs Wake Forest College Football Prediction

Wake Forrest (4-5) at NC State (6-2)

NCAA Football Regular Season, Thursday November 8, 2018, Carter-Finley Stadium, 7:30 PM Eastern

The Line: NC State -19.5- Over/Under 68.5


Preview: Wake Forrest Demon Deacons Vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

Tonight’s match ACC match up features #14 NC State and Wake Forrest which can be seen on ESPN tonight at 7:30 Eastern.

NC State is currently 6-2 and has been a mainstay in the top 25 this season and 4th ACC Atlantic standings. The Wolfpack are coming of a convincing against Florida State (47-28), rebounding from their tough loss against Syracuse the week before, in which freshman running back Ricky Pearson Jr rushed for 3 touchdowns.  They have a powerful offense; besides for their loss against Clemson where they got blown out (understandable- Clemson is #2 in the country with an excellent defense) they have been very consistent this year putting points on the board. NC State QB, Ryan Finley is coming off a strong performance against Florida State (240 yards, 3 Touchdowns) and is getting serious buzz as being an early pick in this coming NFL draft.

Wake Forrest comes into tonight’s game at 4-5 and 6th in the ACC Atlantic standings (1-4 in conference) after losing to Syracuse last week 41-24. They have have been consistent in scoring points (30th in total offense) but it has been a relatively rough year for the Demon Deacons.  They have a few solid wins this year against traditionally strong programs such as Louisville (even though it has been a major down year for the Cardinal this year), but 6th in their standings in not where they want to be.  Moreover, the Demon Deacons were dealt a major blow; starting QB Sam Hartman is out for the remainder of the season with a leg injury  and they will turn to red shirt freshmen, Jamie Newman against NC State tonight.  Newman has only attempted 15 career passes so far so this will be a major test for him and the Wake offense tonight.

Both teams are top 30 in total offense; NC State ranks 27th and Wake ranks 30th.  Neither team is in the top 50 in total defense up until this point (before the Hartman injury).

Cover The Spread Betting Trends

NC State:

5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games
2-5-1 ATS in their last eight conference games
The under is 17-1-1 in the Wolfpack’s last 19 Thursday games
6-1 in their last seven versus a team with a losing record.

Wake Forrest:

2-5 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss
3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games
Wake is 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games and 0-6 ATS versus a team with a winning record.

Free NCAAF Pick: Wake Forrest at NC State

The Deamon Deacons have been a frisky team this year. While they had a few duds against Powerhouses like Clemson (like most of Clemson’s opponents this year) and Syracuse, they are a very capable offensive team and they play teams tough. They have scored a lot of pints against some really good defenses this year.  Having said that, NC State is 6-1 in their last 7 against teams with a losing record and have been great when they have played on Thursday night (5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games). They are just in another class of the ACC than Wake is and Wake is without their starting QB.  Not a great spot to be in if your’e Wake.  I think NC State wins quite comfortably tonight.

The Pick: NC State -19.5

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