Free Week 14 Prediction: Pirates vs Wolfpack Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 14
(3-8) East Carolina Pirates vs. NC State Wolfpack (8-3)
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Wolfpack -23.5
NCAA Betting Total: 60.5
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This is definitely an odd game amidst Championship weekend. The Pirates have absolutely nothing to play for other than a little pride I suppose.
NC State is playing for a potential better bowl game I guess and a possible 10 win season. It looks like a pretty easy win but stranger things have happened.
East Carolina Pirates
The Pirates used to be one of my favourites in games like this. A team that could put a scare into an unsuspecting ACC team. They did beat North Carolina earlier in the season but I am not sure there is much to expect in this spot. They just lost by 50 points to Cincinnati.
ECU still flings the ball around pretty well – 15th in passing yards per game. About midway through the season they switched to Holton Ahlers and even though he is no super accurate he does not turn the ball over…and he can run. He is exciting and a great hope for the future.
The offense moves the ball but doesn’t score a ton while the defense if the opposite they give up more points than their yardage would suggest. You put those together and it is easy to see why they only have a few wins on the season.
NC State Wolfpack
Overall this will go down as a successful season for the Wolfpack but also one which showed where they are in the pecking order in the ACC.
There were not really surprises but there was some hope they might at least push Clemson a little.
Ryan Finley had his best statistical season for NC State but he didn’t generate any signature wins. He was ho-hum last week as they almost lost to the Tar Heels. This should be a chance for him to put up some big numbers if they want to.
NC State is far from elite but this is a game they should cruise through and win. Kind of like a gift for the fans who can tailgate like crazy and not have to worry if they are going to miss much. Offensively and defensively they should be in control.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ECU are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. ACC.
- Over is 7-2 in ECU last 9 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in ECU last 9 games as a road underdog.
- Under is 10-4 in NCST last 14 games on grass.
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23.5 is a lot of points but as long as the coach can get real effort in this one it should not be a problem. We might get only three quarters of Finley but that should be enough.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 60.5
While I like the home side I think the total is even more appealing. Finley can lead the Pack to lots of points while Ahlers is going to be given every chance to do what he does.
Looks for NC State to methodically control the game but both sides to put up numbers
Week 14 Free Score Prediction: NC State 45 – ECU 28
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