NC State Wolfpack (6-3) at Syracuse Orange (1-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange +14 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Syracuse Orange host the NC State Wolfpack when they meet Saturday in week 13 ACC college football action at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
The NC State Wolfpack are 6-3 on the season and look to start a three-game winning streak. The NC State Wolfpack have split their last four road games. Bailey Hockman is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,198 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Devin Leary and Hockman have combined for 16 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Emeka Emezie and Thayer Thomas have combined for 919 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Devin Carter has 20 receptions. The NC State Wolfpack ground game is averaging 137.4 yards per contest, and Zonovan Knight leads the way with 641 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, NC State is allowing 31.7 points and 436.8 yards per game. Payton Wilson leads the NC State Wolfpack with 87 tackles, Daniel Joseph has 5.5 sacks and Joshua Pierre-Louis has one interception.
The Syracuse Orange need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange have lost four straight home games. Tommy DeVito is completing 50 percent of his passes for 593 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVito and Rex Culpepper have combined for 10 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Taj Harris and Anthony Queeley have combined for 831 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nykeim Johnson has 17 receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 86.6 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 507 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 31 points and 458.6 yards per game. Mikel Jones leads the Syracuse Orange with 59 tackles, Josh Black has two sacks and Garrett Williams has two interceptions.
The Wolfpack are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Orange are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The over is 9-4 in Wolfpack last 13 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Orange last 7 home games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The NC State Wolfpack are the clear better team here and have had tons of success, but they're also a team that doesn't do anything particularly well, they just grind games out and four of their six wins have been decided by 11 or less points. The Syracuse Orange are not a good team to put it kindly and were just shutout in their last outing, but they have covered four of their nine games and have hung around against some decent competition. This is also a bit of a letdown spot after NC State beat a ranked Liberty last week. NC State wins ugly and isn't a team I'm laying big chalk with.
Give me the Orange and the points.