NCAA football gambling handicappers are equally impressed with the job that fourth year head coach Tom O’Brien has done with the NCAA betting lines at NC State.
North Carolina State will host Florida State on Thursday night in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 7:50 PM on ESPN and Sports-Gambling opened with Florida State as a 3 point road favorite.
The Florida State Seminoles are ranked 16th in the BCS and have a NCAA football betting record of 6-1 straight up and 5-2 against the spread. The Seminoles have won 5 games in a row since their week 2 loss at Oklahoma and are coming off a bye week that followed a 24-19 home win over Boston College as 21.5 point chalks.
The running game has been the strength of the team as it ranks 19th in the country and the offense overall ranks 21st in scoring. Chris Thompson leads FSU with 446 yards rushing while Christian Ponder has passed for 1187 yards. The defense has shown phenomenal improvement and ranks 13th for points allowed.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack have a record of 5-2 both straight up and with the NCAA football odds. NC State is coming off a bye that followed a 33-27 loss at East Carolina. Quarterback Russell Wilson commands the 7th ranked passing attack in the country with 2124 yards in the air this year.
Florida State leads the ACC Atlantic Division but NC State will be even with a win in this one.
Florida State has an impressive NCAA football gambling record of 11-5 against the spread after failing to pay out in their previous game. NC State is 13-3 against the spread when coming off a bye week and is 15-6 against the spread versus teams with a winning record.
The Wolfpack are 13-6 against the spread in ACC action and have paid out in 4 of their last 5 games when coming off a straight up loss.
Florida State has gone over the total in 7 of their last 10 road games while the Wolfpack has gone over the total in 13 out of their last 16 ACC games. Florida State has failed to get the money in their last 9 meetings with NC State.