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College Football Betting - Cincinnati at NC State

College football betting begins another exciting week of action with the Thursday night ESPN college football gambling matchup of Cincinnati at NC State.

College football betting handicappers will have their choice of two teams that are among the contenders to make the college football gambling bowl season.

Sports-Gambling opened with Cincinnati as a 1.5-point favorite.  Kickoff is at 7:50 PM Eastern Time.

The Cincinnati Bearcats have a record of 1-1 straight up and 0-2 against the spread.  Last week in their home opener they beat 1-AA Indiana State 40-7 as 44-point favorites.  Their normally high powered offense certainly misses former head coach Brian Kelly as they rank just 92nd in the country for passing after 2 weeks of play.

Cincy only led 12-7 at the half last week which had the home crowd alarmed but coach Butch Davis rallied the team with a strong half time pep talk in which he preached aggression.  The Bearcats responded with 4 TD’s in the first 12 minutes of the 3rd quarter.

“We needed to get our intensity up, our passion up and start having more fun out there,” said quarterback Zach Collaros, who threw 2 touchdown passes in the win.  Running back Darrin Williams looks to be an asset with the NCAA odds as he ran for 117 yards in the win.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-0 both straight up and against the spread and are coming off a 28-21 win at Central Florida as 3-point road dogs.  Quarterback Russell Wilson had a rough night going just 10-30 for 105 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The NC State defense forced 5 turnovers, which was the difference in the payout with the NCAA football odds.

This is the first ever matchup between these two teams.  NC State has covered the spread in just 2 out of their last 7 college football betting matchups with Big East Conference teams while Cincinnati has split 2 games against the board versus the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Cincinnati has covered 7 out of their last 11 away games while North Carolina State has gotten the money in 8 out of their last 11 games at home.  The Bearcats have gone 8-14 against the spread when coming off a straight up win since 2008 while NC State has gone 11-5 against the spread following a straight up win since 2007.