At 8:00 ET, it’s a week 13 NCAAF battle between the Wolfpack and Tar Heels at Carter-Finley Stadium. Don’t miss it on ACCN as the game takes place on Saturday, November 25th. This matchup between two Atlantic Coast rivals has the Tar Heels as the 2 point road favorites. Do they have what it takes to pick up a road win and cover?
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS VS NC STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels -2
This game will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 30-27 in favor of North Carolina.
- Not only will North Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 55 points, and we like the over with a projected 57 points.
Does North Carolina Have a Shot at a Road Win?
The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the NC State with a 8-3 record, including 1-2 on the road and 4-1 at home.
North Carolina’s average scoring differential for the season is +12.1 leading to an ATS mark of 5-3. The Tar Heels have been favored seven times and the underdog in one games
North Carolina has an over/under record of 3-4-1 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 64.1 points with the average over/under line being 57.6 points.
North Carolina’s rushing attack is ranked 20th in college football with 435 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 203 rushing yards per game, placing them 14th nationally. On average, they are attempting 35.9 passes per game leading to 311.6 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 12th position, averaging 38.1 points per game.
Looking at this week’s game, the North Carolina defense stands at 102nd in points allowed, permitting 26 points on average per game. So far, opposing teams have managed 234 passing yards per game against them (113th). On the ground, they’re conceding 164 rushing yards, ranking them 109th in college football.
Do the Wolfpack Have a Shot at a Home Win?
With a 8-3 record, the NC State Wolfpack take on North Carolina. Their road record so far is (4-1) and at home (3-2).
So far, NC State has been favored four times and the underdog in six games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-4 and an average scoring differential of +5.5.
Across 11 games, the average over/under line in NC State’s matchups is 46 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 45.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-7.
On the ground, the Wolfpack are 46th in college football at 398 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 148.9 (80th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 29 and have a per game average of 183.7. Overall, they are 63rd in points (25.7 PPG).
Coming into this week’s game, the NC State defense is 75th in points allowed at 20.2 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 215.5 passing yards per game vs. the unit (79th). On the ground, they are giving up 102.8 rushing yards, putting them 23rd in college football.