Free Week 12 Prediction: Hurricanes vs Wolfpack Odds
Looking for Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack free picks? Week 12 College football betting sees the Hurricanes taking on the Wolfpack Saturday November 19th at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(6-4) Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-5)
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Miami -3.0
NCAA Betting Total: 50.0
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Bettors should take notice that the Wolfpack’s win last week over Syracuse was impressive but does not mean they will remain competitive in ACC play.
Syracuse was playing a second string quarterback and have a very poor defense – Miami will be a MUCH different test.
What looked to be a potential run at the ACC Championship game after a 4-0 start has fallen apart a bit for Miami but they still have 2 winnable conference games left.
The Hurricanes started 4-0 and nearly knocked off Florida State but lost 20-19.
That loss was followed by 3 more in a row and the Hurricanes are proving that they were never really a true ACC title contender.
However, they are sitting at 6-4 and with a pro caliber quarterback in Brad Kaaya, they are a dangerous team to play.
The Hurricane defense has also been great too – allowing just 19.3 points per game this season.
Kaaya and running back Mark Walton will be up against a strong NC State front seven that can get into the backfield.
Their secondary has struggled lately so the Hurricanes should look to open up their passing game and exploit the Wolfpack secondary.
The defense will be up against a Wolfpack team that found some rhythm offensively last week against Syracuse but have otherwise been pretty inconsistent.
Running back Matthew Dayes will be the one to beat them as the Hurricanes have struggled against the run at times.
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Dayes had a big game last week and will need another big one this week against a much better defense. He will be relied upon to take some pressure off quarterback Ryan Finley who has struggled for most of the season.
The Miami defense is allowing just 211 passing yards per game so Finley’s job won’t get much easier this week.
The Wolfpack defense will also be up against a solid QB-RB duo in Kaaya and Walton.
While Lamar Jackson is much better than Kaaya, Kaaya could pick apart the Wolfpack secondary similarly and NC State could be in for a long day.
While a win would help the Wolfpack become bowl eligible, winning this one at home will need more than just a bowl bid on the other side to drive them to victory.
The Wolfpack are going to have to limit the Hurricanes big plays and hope Finley and the offense can keep some momentum from last week’s win over Syracuse.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Miami is averaging 37.3 points per game in their last 3 games.
- North Carolina State is averaging 23 points per game in their last 3 games.
- Miami is allowing just 19.3 points per game on the season.
- Four of the last five meetings have gone over.
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The performance of NC State last week was more of how bad Syracuse is and less about the talent of NC State. The Hurricanes are far more talented than the Orange and will give NC State far more issues.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Miami -3.0
Even if the Hurricanes offense struggles a bit early on, the NC State offense lacks the playmakers to capitalize on a strong Miami defense.
I expect Kaaya and Walton to find their rhythm by the end of the game as the Hurricanes should roll to a third straight victory.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Miami 28 – NC State 16
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