Free Week 1 Prediction: Tribe vs Wolfpack Odds
Looking for William & Mary Tribe vs. NC State Wolfpack free picks? Week 1 College football betting sees the Tribe taking on the Wolfpack Thursday September 1st 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.
(0-0) William & Mary Tribe vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack (0-0)
Date: Thursday, September 1st
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: OFF (as of Tuesday 1:30am ET)
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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North Carolina State has earned back to back bowl berths, but now it’s time to take the program a step forward.
The Wolfpack will open their season with William & Mary, as they look to start their season off on the right foot Thursday night.
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The Tribe look to have a similar performance to last year, as they found plenty of success in the CAA.
William & Mary finished with a 9-4 record overall and took a share of the CAA Title with a 6-2 conference record.
The Tribe made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs before getting knocked around by Richmond in what ended up being a 48-13 loss.
This team has a lot of promise though heading into this season and will feature a lot of returning players that can make a huge impact. QB Steve Cluley is one of them.
The senior QB has made 25 straight starts under center and has compiled nearly 5000 yards of passing.
Look for him and WR DeVonte Dedmon to have a lot of connections here if the Tribe want to have any success. Dedmon had 51 receptions in his sophomore season with 588 yards and 8 touchdowns to his credit.
NC State has a lot of obstacles ahead of them here in 2016.
The Wolfpack have gone to back to back bowl games, but without their QB from the previous seasons, along with a very tough schedule, things could be difficult.
QB Jalan McClendon will take over for Jacoby Brissett and while he has the making of a solid option at the QB spot, he doesn’t have much experience. McClendon has attempted just 14 passes in his career and will look to use this game to get his feet wet.
The key to the Wolfpack last season came from their defense. They ranked 29th in the country and caused a lot of havoc.
B.J. Hill, Justin Jones and Kentavius Street all return along with Bradley Chubb and Darian Roseboro, who all had major contributions in terms of being the backbone to this defense.
Chubb and Roseboro caused a lot of problems for the opposition as they were always in the backfield making tackles for losses or forcing rushed decisions.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- North Carolina State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State’s last 7 games
- North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
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William & Mary returns a lot, but this matchup they will just be overpowered.
The Wolfpack are just more physical and faster than this Tribe team.
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NC State gets out early and keeps the foot on the pedal in a very lopsided win.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: NC State 50 – William & Mary 13
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