NC State vs. Virginia - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NC State vs. Virginia - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers (3-1) at NC State Wolfpack (3-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)

The Line: NC State Wolfpack -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Virginia Cavaliers and the NC State Wolfpack will be matching up in ACC college football action from Carter-Finley on Saturday. 

Virginia enters this game with a 3-1 record so far. The Cavs lost to Indiana 20-16 in their second game, but otherwise have beaten Richmond 42-13, Ohio 45-31 and Louisville 27-3. 

In that Louisville game last Saturday, Virginia QB Bryce Perkins put up 197 yards, two TDs and a pick, while also leading the team in rushing on 78 yards and a TD. Joe Reed was the leading Cavaliers receiver with two catches for 52 yards and a TD. 

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Over on the NC State side, they’re sitting at 3-0 so far. The Wolfpack have recorded wins over James Madison 24-13, Georgia State 41-7 and Marshall 37-20 with a postponed game against West Virginia mixed in there. 

In the Marshall game Saturday, NC State QB Ryan Finley managed 377 yards and a TD, and Kelvin Harmon led the receivers on six grabs for 150 yards. Reggie Gallaspy logged 81 yards and two TDs to lead the Wolfpack rush. 

The Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games in September and 4-0 ATS in their last four overall. Virginia is 8-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. 

Meanwhile, NC State is 4-1-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. The Wolfpack are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record. 

Virginia’s win over Louisville in their last outing was pretty impressive, and they got a lot of people involved on both sides of the ball. Aside from the 16-point dud against Indiana, the Cavaliers offense has been scoring pretty well. 

As for NC State, they’ve been playing pretty good all-around ball, but haven’t really faced much of a challenge yet. This should be a pretty good game to watch if you’re a football fan, and I’d imagine it’ll be fairly close. I have to go with the at-home Wolfpack here, but I’m staying away in reality.

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Andrew’s Pick NC State Wolfpack -8.5

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

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