Wake Forest at NC State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/26/2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Carter Finley Stadium
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Carter Finley Stadium. The opening line for this game has NC State as 9 point favorites. This season the Demon Deacons are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 2-0-1 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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John Wolford finished with 172 yards through the air for Wake Forest last week. He completed 16 passes out of 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led in rushing by Matt Colburn, who finished with 103 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Chuck Wade was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wake Forest got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 352 yards for the game. The Demon Deacons ran for 180 yards on 50 attempts.
Ryan Finley finished with 281 yards passing for NC State last week. He went 24 for 28, resulting in a 86% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led on the ground by Matt Dayes, who finished with 71 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Stephen Louis led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. NC State had 28 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 470 yards for the contest. The Wolfpack ran for 158 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Wake Forest scores 25.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 91st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13 passes on 23.5 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 149.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 118th in college football. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 200.3 yards per game on 47.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 46th in the nation. They also run 71.3 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 349.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 104th overall this season. The Demon Deacons average 18.8 first downs per game which ranks them 99th in the country. They accumulate 42.3 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 108th in the nation.
Wake Forest allows 250 passing yards per game, ranking 84th in D-1, and they allow 16.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 20th. They give up 19.3 completions on 34.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.8. The Demon Deacons allow 88.5 rushing yards per game on 32.8 carries for an average of 2.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. Wake Forest allows 338.5 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 35.3 yards per game, ranking them 8th among D-1 teams.
NC State averages 42.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 23rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.7 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 75.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 285.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Wolfpack run for an average of 210.7 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 41st on the ground. They also run 73.7 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 496 yards per game, ranking them 25th in the country on offense. The Wolfpack get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 27th in the nation. They average 52.7 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 70th in college football.
NC State allows an average of 202.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 50th in the nation. They give up 20 completions on 29.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.4 per game. The Wolfpack allow 109 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. NC State allows 311.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 52 yards in each contest, ranking 54th in the nation.
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 2-0-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 RB Cade Carney Knee "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/19/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/25/16 RB Nyheim Hines Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
08/28/16 WR Brian Sessoms Achilles out for season
08/28/16 WR C.J. Riley Knee out for season
07/22/16 WR Jumichael Ramos Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wake Forest
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