Syracuse vs NC State Predictions ATS and Odds
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse Orange head to Carter-Finley Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the NC State Wolfpack. NC State opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The Orange are 2-2-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Wolfpack are 1-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-3-0 against the spread.
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
10/06/19 DB Andre Cisco Lower Body is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 DB Antwan Cordy Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 DL McKinley Williams Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 RB Otto Zaccardo Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 OL Sam Heckel Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 QB Tommy Devito Side is upgraded to probable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 DL Steve Linton Foot is questionable Thursday vs NC State
10/06/19 DL Drew Tuazama Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st half Thursday vs NC State
09/28/19 DB Ifeatu Melifonwu Lower Body is questionable
08/13/19 TE Jesse Conners Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/06/19 RB Ricky Person Jr. Leg is questionable Thursday vs Syracuse
09/23/19 TE Dylan Autenrieth Knee is out for season
09/02/19 WR C.J. Riley ACL is out for season
The last time they took the field, the Syracuse Orange went up against the Holy Cross Crusaders and ended up getting the win by a score of 41-3. Leading the way at QB for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 19/31 with 269 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick in the game. Abdul Adams led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 42 yards by way of 6 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per tote. Taj Harris was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 107 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 17.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Orange ran the ball a total of 36 times and earned a total of 143 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Orange totaled 19 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 74 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they ran 72 plays which added up to 429 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Syracuse allowed 15 catches on 35 tries totaling 120 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.9%. Against the run, the Orange allowed 18 yards on 32 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 0.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 138 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Orange step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for the 2019 season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 28.6 points per game, putting them 72nd in college football. As a team, they have an average of 135.6 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 11th in the ACC and 89th in college football with 1,929 yards. The Orange have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 28 points per game ranking them 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to rushing yards, Syracuse is giving up 158 yards per game putting them 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 68th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per carry ranking them 12th in the ACC and 89th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 790 yards rushing through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Orange have conceded 1,251 yards. Teams are completing 50.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack played the Florida State Seminoles and took the loss by a score of 31-13. Running the show from under center for the Wolfpack was Bailey Hockman who went 21/40 with 208 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jordan Houston led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 61 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 6.8 yards per run. Devin Carter was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 68 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch in the game. The Wolfpack ran the ball a total of 28 times and earned a total of 88 yards earning them an average of 3.1 yards per run. Overall, they ran 80 plays for a total of 370 yards. In the game, the Wolfpack racked up 24 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 57 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, NC State gave up 29 completions on 40 throws totaling 316 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.5%. For this contest, they allowed 369 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Wolfpack gave up 53 yards on 32 carries giving the other team an average of 1.7 yards per carry allowed.
The Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 3-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Wolfpack have one of the average offenses in college football. NC State is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 187.2 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 46th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 936 rushing yards through 5 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Wolfpack average 434.6 yards per game overall which has them at 48th in D-1 and 6th in the ACC. The Wolfpack are conceding 20.8 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 34th in the country. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 104 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 71.8 yards per contest ranking them 6th in college football and 1st in the ACC. For this season, they have conceded a total of 359 yards on the ground and 6 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in college football. They are giving up 249.4 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wolfpack sit in 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +7
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