NC State Wolfpack (7-4) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (9-2)
November 25, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -6.5 / NC State Wolfpack +6.5; Over/Under: -
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The NC State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Friday in week 13 college football action at Kenan Stadium. The NC State Wolfpack have split their last 8 games. The North Carolina Tar Heels look for double-digit wins for the first time since 2015.
The NC State Wolfpack have lost 3 straight road games. Devin Leary is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards, 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Thayer Thomas and Keyon Lesane have combined for 871 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Devin Carter has 19 receptions. The NC State Wolfpack ground game is averaging 127.2 yards per contest, and Jordan Houston leads the way with 500 yards on 119 carries. Defensively, NC State is allowing 18.7 points and 323.4 yards per game. Drake Thomas leads the NC State Wolfpack with 80 tackles, Davin Vann has 3.5 sacks and Aydan White has 4 interceptions.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 3 of their last 5 home games. Drake Maye is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 3,614 yards, 34 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Josh Downs and Antoine Green have combined for 1,565 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, while Bryson Nesbit has 27 receptions. The North Carolina Tar Heels ground game is averaging 163.8 yards per contest, and Maye leads the way with 597 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, North Carolina is allowing 30.4 points and 453.5 yards per game. Cedric Gray leads the North Carolina Tar Heels with 121 tackles, Noah Taylor has 3.5 sacks and Storm Duck has 3 interceptions.
The Wolfpack are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tar Heels are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS loss. The under is 7-3 in Wolfpack last 10 road games. The under is 5-2 in Tar Heels last 7 games overall. The Wolfpack are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 meetings.
This game loses some of its steam with North Carolina losing last week to Georgia Tech and that Tar Heels defense is a train wreck. However, the NC State Wolfpack cant score the football, and they’re 103rd in total offense. NC State scored a combined 30 points against Boston College and Louisville. No, thanks. The Tar Heels still have a shot at double-digit wins, and there are 22 seniors on this roster who want to go out on a high note. We’re laying less than a full touchdown. Give me the Tar Heels.