Free Week 7 Prediction: Wolfpack vs Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(5-1) North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA.
NCAA Football Spread: NC State -12
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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North Carolina State and Pittsburgh get ready to rumble in an ACC matchup between one team out of the Atlantic and another from the Coastal division.
The road Wolfpack will garner quite a lot of respect from the oddsmakers in this one, in the midst of one of their better runs in recent memory. Bradley Chubb and the ‘Pack are nearly two touchdown favorites on Saturday afternoon.
North Carolina State Wolfpack
There were some expectations for NC State heading into this season but the Wolfpack fell flat in its opener with South Carolina. NC State’s defense didn’t look good in that game, yet the team just lost by a touchdown and two-point conversion.
Things have changed since then. The Wolfpack has run off five wins in a row and three in the conference: at Florida State, vs. Syracuse and vs. Louisville.
Bradley Chubb has been a star the entire season thus far but he was at his best last week against Lamar Jackson. The future first-round pick had a sack and two tackles for a loss, in addition to providing additional pressure that didn’t result in a personal statistic.
He will get one of his fellow pass-rushers back this week when Darian Roseboro returns after missing last week’s game following the death of his father. Roseboro will play and dedicate the game to his late dad, providing more quality pass rush to the Wolfpack defense.
Pittsburgh is 0–2 in the ACC following its second loss on the road, this time in Syracuse. The Panthers were beaten badly at Georgia Tech two weeks prior but put up a good fight in the Carrier Dome, losing 27–24.
Starting quarterback Max Browne left that game with an arm injury and will miss this week’s tilt and possibly beyond. Chawntez Moss will also remain suspended, disciplinary action that began last week when the rest of his team traveled to Central New York.
So the Panthers will be down some front-liners but that means new opportunity for some who may not have bene expecting it at this point in the season. The onus will be on the Panthers’ line to give backup QB Ben Dinucci time to throw.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-0 in NCST last 8 conference games.
- Under is 9-4 in NCST last 13 games on grass.
- Over is 7-1-1 in PITT last 9 home games.
- PITT are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 8-2 in PITT last 10 conference games.
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I like North Carolina State in this game because of the certainty of the pass rush against some relatively inexperienced players on the other side. That said, 12 is a big number, especially on the road with an offense that hasn’t always operated seamlessly this season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: North Carolina State -12
I’m going to plug my nose and go with the favorite here. The live numbers are 13 and 14 here. I don’t suspect NC State totally blows it open but a two-touchdown win gets us the cover.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: NC State 28 – Pittsburgh 14
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