NC State vs. Wake Forest - 11/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-5) at NC State Wolfpack (6-2)
College Football: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: NC State Wolfpack -15.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the NC State Wolfpack will be matching up in ACC college football activity on Thursday from Carter-Finley.
Wake enters this game at 4-5 on the season. The Deacons have taken out Tulane, Towson, Rice and Louisville this year while falling to Boston College, Notre Dame, Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse.
In the Orange game, Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman put up 275 yards with two TDs and one pick, while Matt Colburn logged 67 yards on the ground. Greg Dortch managed 95 yards and a TD to lead the Deacons receivers.
Over on the NC State side, they’re currently 6-2 this year. The Pack has lost to powerhouses Clemson and Syracuse but otherwise taken out James Madison, Georgia State, Marshall, Virginia, Boston College and Florida State.
In the Seminoles game, NC State QB Ryan Finley managed 240 yards with three TDs and Reggie Gallaspy put up 106 yards on the ground. Tops in receiving for the Wolfpack was Jakobi Meyers with 125 yards and a score on nine catches.
The Demon Deacons are 2-5 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. Wake is 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games and 0-6 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Pack are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight conference games. The under is 17-1-1 in the Wolfpack’s last 19 Thursday games and 6-1 in their last seven versus a team with a losing record.
Wake is certainly capable of putting up points this season, and aside from a few duds against the powerhouse teams in the conference, they’ve been doing a pretty good job of that.
As for NC State, they’re great on offense as well, and aside from the Clemson blowout—which is understandable, they’ve been lighting it up on the scoreboard.
All things considered, I think NC is in line for a nice win and cover here.