Free Week 13 Prediction: Wolfpack vs Tar Heels Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 13
(7-3) NC State Wolfpack vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (2-8)
Date: Saturday, November 24th 2018
Time: 12:20 pm EST
Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The first time these two teams met on the gridiron was all the way back in 1894. Since that time North Carolina has mostly dominated the series but the Wolfpack has won three of the last four. Amazingly there is no funny name for this rivalry.
Even though UNC is miles ahead over the series there is no question that the Wolfpack are the better team this season. At one point they were one of the top teams in the country. They have had some stumbles but should win easily here.
NC State Wolfpack
NC State beat up Louisville, as expected last week. Prior to that they had lost three of four but they have a great chance to not lose again during the regular season and finish 9-3. They weren’t really going to take the ACC so that is pretty good.
Quarterback Ryan Finley had one of his best games of the season against Louisville. He is very good but what is apparent is that the surrounding cast can only do so much. They just don’t have the ability to go right at teams like Clemson.
On defense they are pretty solid overall but have struggled against the really good teams on their schedule. That does not come as much of a surprise really. Similar to the offense they lack those true game changers, but against bad teams they look good.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels won for just the second time all season last week. Surprisingly their lone ACC win was against Pittsburgh who looks destined for the ACC title game. Things were expected to be bad in Chapel Hill this season and the program might look to reset.
Injuries and suspensions have certainly played a role. The team just never really got started in a good way and then things snowballed. At quarterback Nathan Elliott has had his moments but also made too many mistakes.
The defense continue to be a real sore spot. Under Butch Davis they would recruit monsters on this side and punish folks but Larry Fedora has been unable to field much of a defense essentially since he got there. Not sure how that gets turned around and that will hurt them in this matchup.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 17-5 in NCST last 22 conference games.
- Under is 10-3 in NCST last 13 games on grass.
- Under is 14-6 in NCST last 20 games overall.
- UNC are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 6-2-1 in UNC last 9 games overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in UNC last 9 home games.
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The Wolfpack will definitely be the favourites in this one and will try and draw the Tar Heels into a back and forth game. They have advantages on offense.
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I am guessing the spread here will be more than a TD which is always a put unsettling in one of these rivalry games where anything can happen.
Still NC State should be able to win each half by at least a TD and there is a chance they make this a blowout. North Carolina does not have the same ability.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: NC State 41 – North Carolina 24
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