Free Week 2 Prediction: Panthers vs Wolfpack Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Georgia State Panthers vs. NC State Wolfpack (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 8 2018
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: NC State -24.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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Georgia State opened its 2018 college football season with a 24-20 home victory over the Kennesaw State Owls.
NC State also walked away victorious in Week 1, taking down the James Maddison Dukes, 24-13.
In Week 2, these two undefeated teams square off, but the line indicates this one shouldn’t even be a contest. With NC State a heavy 24.5-point favorite at home, the question isn’t necessarily can the Panthers pull off the upset win straight up, but rather can they keep this one moderately competitive and prove that the 24.5-point spread was disrespectful to their talent and grit they have on the roster?
Georgia State Panthers
A win over the Kennesaw State Owls isn’t typically something to write home about, but context matters. And in this case, the context is a come-from-behind victory.
With less than a quarter to play last week, the Panthers trailed the Owls 20-14. A field-goal with just over 10 minutes remaining cut it to 20-17, but a gutsy final drive led to an eight-yard touchdown pass and the game’s final score with just 41 seconds remaining.
This is all important to note because while Georgia State likely won’t be in a position to win the game on the final drive against NC State, it will likely be playing from behind most of the way.
Getting off to a strong start is obviously the most important thing the Panthers can do to avoid putting themselves in a hole, but if that hole does end up being dug, Georgia State should be able to keep the offense going and put up scores to keep things respectable.
NC State Wolfpack
We’re not going to go as far as to say that NC needs a strong start to put themselves in winning position. A slow first quarter won’t be detrimental against a team the level of the Panthers.
That said, a slow start would be a sign of troubles for this Wolfpack squad that failed to score in the opening quarter of Week 1.
Although NC State ultimately come back with a big second quarter, it’s 24-13 victory would have likely been far more impressive if it had stomped on the throat of an inferior opponent right out of the gate.
That’s what the Wolfpack needs to do in this one if we want to avoid having this same discussion next week when they face now-ranked No. 14 West Virginia.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The Panthers are 22-8 ATS in last 30 road contests
- The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in last 7 non-conference contests
- The Wolfpack are 1-3-1 ATS in last 5 contests
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You should expect to see another big second quarter from the Wolfpack in Week 2, but that won’t mean that the Panthers lie down and die during the second half.
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NC State will get this win straight up, but look for the Panthers to prove (as we mentioned above) that it’s better than a 24.5-point dog at this point in the season.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: NC State Wolfpack 37 – Georgia State Panthers 23
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