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NC State vs. Florida State - 11/3/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida State Seminoles (4-4) at NC State Wolfpack (5-2)
Date & Time Saturday November 3, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: NC State Wolfpack -6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ABC
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CFB | Florida State Seminoles (4-4) at NC State Wolfpack (5-2)
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The Florida State Seminoles and the NC State Wolfpack will be meeting up at Carter-Finley on Saturday in ACC college football activity. 

Florida State enters this one at 4-4 on the season so far. The Seminoles have taken out Samford, Northern IL, Louisville and Wake Forest this year while dropping to Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Miami (FL) and Clemson. 

In the Clemson game, Florida State QB Deondre Francois logged 180 yards and an INT, and Jacques Patrick led the rush on a paltry 17 yards. Keyshawn Helton put up 100 yards and a TD off three grabs to lead the Seminoles receivers. 

Over on the NC State side, they’re 5-2 this season. The Wolfpack have taken out James Madison, Georgia State, Marshall, Virginia and Boston College but fallen in their last pair to Clemson and Syracuse. 

In the Syracuse game, NC State QB Ryan Finley put up 473 yards with three TDs and a pick, and Reggie Gallaspy logged 65 yards and a score on the ground. Tops in receiving was Kelvin Harmon with 247 yards and two scores off 11 catches. 

The Seminoles are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in November and 8-3 ATS in their last 10 on grass. Florida State is also 2-7-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 2-10-2 ATS in their last 14 conference games. 

Meanwhile, the Wolfpack are 1-3-1 ATS in the last five following a straight-up loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven conference games. The under is 7-1 in NC State’s last eight in November and 4-1 in their last five home games. 

Well, Florida State looked pretty bad against Clemson, but then again everybody looks pretty bad against Clemson. Aside from that, the Seminoles have been scoring pretty well since the Syracuse blowout. 

As for NC State, they were also blown out by Clemson but came back to stand pretty tall against Syracuse (51-41). This should be a pretty interesting matchup, and considering NC State is coming out of a ranked gauntlet I expect them to play well here. Give me the Pack.

Pick:
NC State Wolfpack -6.5

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