North Carolina State vs. Ball State - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State vs. Ball State
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 6:01 PM (Carter-Finley )
NC State Wolfpack -19 O/U: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and the NC State Wolfpack will meet up in college football action on Saturday.
Ball State enters this game at 1-2 so far. The Cardinals took a 57-29 win over Fordham in Week 2 but otherwise have fallen to Indiana 34-24 and FL Atlantic 41-31.
In the loss to the Owls, Cardinals QB Drew Plitt logged 303 yards with three scores and a pick, and Caleb Huntley had 86 yards rushing. Antwan Davis led the receivers on 76 yards and a TD.
Over on the NC State side, they’re 2-1 this season. The Wolfpack opened up with wins 34-6 over East Carolina and 41-0 over WCU but dropped to West Virginia 44-27 their last time out.
In the WVU loss, NC State QB Matthew McKay had 207 yards and one TD, and Zonovan Knight led the rush with 72 yards. Emeka Emezie hauled in 12 catches for 103 yards as well.
The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the ACC and 4-1 ATS in their last five on grass. Ball State is 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
Meanwhile, NC State is 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record and the over is 4-1 in their last five after an ATS loss. The under is 7-3 in NC State’s last 10 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 versus a team with a losing record.
Offensively Ball State has played pretty well; they’ve posted at least 24 points in every game, but on the other side they’ve given up at least 29 in every game as well.
As for NC State, they’ve had some solid numbers on offense as well and shouldn’t have a lot of trouble putting up points here. I’m going to stick with the Wolfpack in this one.