You can find this week 12 CFB matchup between the Wolfpack and Hokies on ACCN at 3:30 (11/18/23). This game will be played at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg (VA). Virginia Tech heads into this Atlantic Coast matchup as the 3 point favorite to come away with the win. Does this mean they are a lock to win? Read on to get my take on this matchup.
NC STATE WOLFPACK VS VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: NC State Wolfpack +3
This game will be played at Lane Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NC STATE WOLFPACK:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-21 in favor of Virginia Tech.
- Even though we have Virginia Tech winning straight-up, we like NC State at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 44 points, and we like the over with a projected 45 points.
Can The Wolfpack Secure a Win at Blacksburg?
The NC State Wolfpack take on the Virginia Tech with a 7-3 record, including 3-1 on the road and 3-2 at home.
NC State has gone into four games as the favorite this season and five games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 5-4.
Through 10 games, the average over/under line in NC State’s games is 46.5 points. Their games have averaged a combined 44.2 points leading to an OU record of 2-7.
NC State comes into the game with an offense averaging 24.8, which places them at 70th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 108th nationally, with an average of 180.1 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 82nd in the nation, with 351 rushing attempts per game for the season.
On defense, NC State comes into the game ranked 130th in passing yards per game. Opponents are throwing the ball an average of 32.1 times per contest vs. the Wolfpack. Overall, they are giving up 19.4 points per game, which is 67th in college football. Against the run, they are 21st in the NCAA in rushing yards allowed.
Will the Hokies Win at Home?
The Virginia Tech Hokies take on the NC State with a 5-5 record, including 1-4 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Against the spread, Virginia Tech has gone 6-4 this season. The Hokies have been favored four times compared to five games as the underdog.
This season, Virginia Tech holds an over/under record of 6-4. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 49.9 points, with the typical over/under line set at 46.2 points.
Virginia Tech’s offense is averaging 26 points per game, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 205.5 passing yards on average, putting them at 87th in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 47th in rushing yards, with an average of 395 rushing attempts per game this season.
Virginia Tech’s defense is ranked 186th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 24.6 passing attempts against the Hokies. They have given up 23.9 points per game so far, placing them 87th in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 101st.