The Eagles are led by their defense, which is the only defense in the ACC to post two shutouts and last week shut out Rhode Island 42-0. O’Brien and NC State are looking to bounce back after their embarrassing 41-10 home loss to South Florida in which the Wolfpack came 21 points shy of covering the NCAA wagering line.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles put together their most impressive performance to date against a FBS opponent in a 34-7 win over UCF that handily covered the college football gambling odds for the game. Although starting QB Chris Crane threw three interceptions, he counterbalanced that by running for two scores and throwing for one while compiling 232 total yards.
The defense was rock solid as well, holding the Golden Knights to 12 first downs and picking off four passes in the victory. With the way the defense has played it is no shock that two of the Eagles’ first three games went under the NCAA betting ‘total’ for the game.
NC State’s offensive woes continued last week after being held to 10 points or less for the third time already this season. QB Harrison Beck only completed 9-of-32 passes last week and threw three costly interceptions in the Wolfpack’s 31 point loss. The defense was hardly better, giving up 520 total yards and 29 first downs to Matt Grothe and the Bulls.
So far this season, the college football betting line has had the Wolfpack as underdogs in all four of their games and they find themselves in that role once again this week. Since O’Brien took over last year, the Wolfpack have a NCAA football gambling record of 2-3 ATS when installed as home underdogs; however they’ve won SU as a home pup two of the last three instances.
The NCAA football odds currently have the Eagles as nine-point road favorites for this ACC tussle. Although wagering on NCAA football can be confusing at times, gamblers can take solace that Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook makes placing your wager easy as pie with their superb interface.
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