Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:01 AM (BB&T Field)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7.5 . Total 59.5

TV: ESPN

The NC State Wolfpack hit the road for an in-state matchup with the 23rd ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  The Wolfpack enter this game with a record of (4-3).  The Wolfpack are coming off a bye this past week. The Wolfpack last played Boston College and lost on the road 45-24.  The Demon Deacons come into this game with a record of (6-1).  The Demon Deacons are coming off a bye week as well.  Last time out Wake Forest beat Florida State 22-20 at home.

Some decision's seem to have been made over the bye week for NC State.  The Wolfpack coaching staff has decided to turn to redshirt freshman quarterback Devin Leary.  Leary in limited playing time this season, is 20/41 for 336 yds, while throwing 3 touchdowns and no picks.  The Wolfpack have 11 rushing touchdowns on the season.  The Wolfpack are led defensively by safety Tanner Ingle with 48 tackles.  

In the win over Florida State, quarterback Sam Hartman completed 21 of 38 passes for 308 yds.  Running back Cade Carney had 54 yds rushing and 1 score.  Sage Surratt did his part in the game, Surratt reeled in 7 receptions for 170 yds.  The Demon Deacons forced 2 turnovers in the win, but were out gained in yds 449 to 424. 

Recent Betting Trends:

NC State is 2-5 ATS this season.

NC State is 0-3 ATS as the away team.

The under is 5-2 in NC State games this year.

Wake Forest is 3-2 ATS as the home team.

Wake Forest is 2-3-1 ATS as the favorite.

The under is 3-1 in Wake Forest ACC games.

NC State has lost by at least 17 points in all 3 of their road games this season.  The Wolfpack are also starting a redshirt freshman quarterback in this game.  Look for the Demon Deacons defense to take advantage of Leary's lack of experience.  While I think Leary will still play well, I think the Wake Forest defense will make enough plays and force a key turnover to help Wake Forest Cover.  Final score prediction, Wake Forest will win and cover, 30-21.  

Chris’s Pick WAKE -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.