NC State vs. Georgia State - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NC State vs. Georgia State - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State Panthers (1-0) at NC State Wolfpack (1-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)

The Line: NC State Wolfpack -24 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Georgia State Panthers and the NC State Wolfpack will be matching up in college football activity on Saturday, September 8 at Carter-Finely.  

In the Panthers’ opening matchup last Thursday, Georgia State managed a 24-20 comeback victory over Kennesaw State. In that one, the Panthers were down 20-14 in the fourth quarter but managed to snag 10 points for the victory. 

Dan Ellington was integral for the Panthers’ win, as he came away with a 20-for-28 line for 187 yards and three scores. Ellington also led Georgia State in rushing with 18 carries for 77 yards and a 4.3 YPC average. 

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Over on the NC State side, they just finished up against James Madison on Saturday. In that game, the Wolfpack was down 7-0 after the first quarter but stormed back with 17 points before halftime on the way to a 24-13 victory. 

NC State QB Ryan Finley had a pretty solid day in the Dukes victory, going for a 29-of-43 line for 309 yards and two scores. Reggie Gallaspy was the top rusher for the Pack, carrying 17 times for 68 yards and a TD. 

Georgia State is 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win. 

Meanwhile, the Pack are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall. NC State is also 1-5 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games in September. 

Georgia State stumbled out of the gate a bit, but the big final quarter saved them from a bad loss—mostly thanks to Ellington. NC State looked a bit more well-rounded and had some great receiving performances in their opening game. I like the Wolfpack to take a step forward this season and keep things going with a cover here.

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Andrew’s Pick NC State Wolfpack -24

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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