Free Week 6 Prediction: Fighting Irish vs Wolfpack Odds
Looking for Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack free picks? Week 6 College football betting sees the Fighting Irish taking on the Wolfpack Saturday October 8th at Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(2-3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. NC State Wolfpack (3-1)
Date: Saturday October 8th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: NC State -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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Notre Dame continues to try and recover from a 1-3 start to the season as they get set to take on NC State Saturday afternoon.
The Fighting Irish got back in the win column on Saturday, while the Wolfpack come into play winners of 2 in a row.
Like so many of the games in the southeast this week, Hurricane Matthew continues to leave games like this one in question.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish started the season off with aspirations of being a BCS Playoff team. Now, they’re hoping they can just be a bowl team.
A 1-3 start has buried the Fighting Irish, but after grabbing a win over Syracuse last week, Notre Dame finds themselves at 2-3 and looking for back to back wins for the first time this season.
It was the offense that was the catalyst last week, as the Fighting Irish had 5 touchdowns of 50 yards or more. QB DeShone Kizer finished with 471 yards through the air, but with rain and winds expected here, the Fighting Irish might have to rely on the ground game here.
Defensively, things didn’t get any better for the.
Head coach Brian Kelly continued to cycle in a lot of defensive players as 27 different Irish players made tackles in last weeks win.
This will be their toughest test of the season, as they face an NC State offense that averages 40 points. Notre Dame may be looking for the rain and wind here as their defense has been torched through the air.
NC State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack have flown under the radar a bit this season.
Currently, they have the best chance to catch Clemson in the ACC, but this stretch will prove whether or not the Wolfpack are for real.
They’ll get Notre Dame here, before dealing with Clemson and Louisville on the road which will likely test their fate in the conference.
QB Ryan Finley has been the anchor to this offense thus far. Finley has thrown for 9 touchdowns this season, but his ball security has been the biggest key. Finley hasn’t thrown an interception, as his ability to keep drives going on 3rd downs has been a huge asset.
The Wolfpack won’t have any issue with the weather if it forces them to use the ground game, as they average 208 yards per game. NC State has 12 touchdowns on the ground this year, led by Matthew Dayes, who has 3 touchdowns to his credit.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Fighting Irish are 35-16-2 ATS in their last 53 games in October.
- Fighting Irish are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Fighting Irish are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Wolfpack are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Wolfpack are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Wolfpack are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games in October.
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The line movements on this one have raised some questions.
Notre Dame opened 1.5 point favorites and are now at 2.5 point underdogs.
The weather will certainly play a factor here as the game may not even be played thanks to the hurricane.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Under 63.5
Assuming the game is played, the rain will force both teams to use short yardage plays and to run the ball, burning a lot of clock.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 24- NC State 20
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