NC State vs Wake Forest NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
BB&T Field is the site where Sam Hartman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take on the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. NC State opens this contest as 8-point underdogs. The Wolfpack are 2-5-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Demon Deacons are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack went up against the Boston College Eagles and lost 45-24. Jordan Houston paced the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 34 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 4.9 yards per run. Devin Carter was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 23.3 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Wolfpack was Devin Leary who went 15/33 with 259 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Wolfpack ended up rushing 27 times and totaled 56 yards earning them an average of 2.1 yards per carry. For the game, the Wolfpack had a total of 15 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the day, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 366 yards. When discussing the defense, NC State allowed 6 catches on 15 throws totaling 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. In the game, they conceded 532 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. On the ground, the Wolfpack allowed 429 yards on 60 attempts which is an average of 7.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Wolfpack come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 in 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 11th in the ACC and 89th in Division 1 with 2,903 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 27 points per contest, ranking them 81st in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 156.6 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 22.7 points per contest which has them at 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolfpack have allowed 1,807 yards. Teams are completing 63.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. In discussing yards on the ground, NC State is giving up 118.4 yards per contest putting them 5th in the conference and 28th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the conference and 27th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 829 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took on the Florida State Seminoles and ended up getting the victory by a score of 22-20. Leading the way at QB for the Demon Deacons was Sam Hartman who went 21/38 with 308 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game with no interceptions. Cade Carney led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 54 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per tote. Sage Surratt led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 170 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 24.3 yards per reception for the game. The Demon Deacons ran the football 40 times and earned 116 yards which had them averaging 2.9 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 78 plays for 424 yards. In the game, the Demon Deacons earned 20 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 38 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Wake Forest gave up 27 completions on 43 attempts totaling 280 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.8%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 449 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Demon Deacons gave up 169 yards on 46 runs which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed.
The Demon Deacons head into this matchup 6-1. Wake Forest has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 196.1 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 36th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,373 yards rushing through 7 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Demon Deacons average 523.9 yards per game overall putting them 5th in D-1 and 2nd in the conference. The Demon Deacons are allowing 26.7 points per contest ranking them 8th in the conference and 61st in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the country. They are conceding 257.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Demon Deacons are currently ranked 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 187 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 161.7 yards per contest which puts them at 73rd in college football and 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 1,132 yards on the ground and 7.7 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +8
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