Check out our free NC State vs Wake Forest preview for this Saturday’s college football game in Winston-Salem. See who we think will win and cover the spread in this NCAA preseason showdown.
- The NC State defense allows 13.6 yards per completion.
- In terms of passing yards, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons rank 91st.
NC STATE VS WAKE FOREST PREVIEW
The Wolfpack will meet the Demon Deacons at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, with a 2:00 PM ET kickoff. The game will be broadcast on CW.In a road game between two Atlantic Coast teams, the Wolfpack are 2.5 point favorites. Discover my top picks for the spread, total, and moneyline.
NC STATE VS. WAKE FOREST MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: NC State Wolfpack at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
- Where: Winston-Salem at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 11th
NC STATE PREVIEW: WILL NC STATE REBOUND AFTER A LOSS?
NC State improved to 6-3 with a 20-6 victory over Miami and will face Wake Forest this week. This season, NC State has been the favorite in three games and the underdog in five. Their current ATS record is 4-4. The average over/under line for NC State’s nine games is 46.9 points. These games have resulted in an average combined score of 45.6 points, giving OU a record of 2-6.
The Wolfpack completed 21 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown against Miami. They averaged 4.2 yards per carry and scored one touchdown on the ground. QB MJ Morris finished the game with a QB rating of 66.17 after completing 11 of 21 passes for 123 yards in the win over Miami. He also had one touchdown to his name.
The Wolfpack defense was outstanding against Miami, allowing only 6 points on 292 yards allowed. Miami’s passing game totaled 173 yards. NC State allowed 3.7 yards per attempt on the ground. The NC State defense ranks 72nd in points allowed per game, allowing 20.9 points per game. Against the unit, teams have averaging 221.1 passing yards per game (81st). They rank 30th in NCAA football in rushing defense, allowing 111 yards per game.
WAKE FOREST PREVIEW: CAN WAKE FOREST KEEP THINGS ROLLING?
The Demon Deacons are 4-5 this season after falling to Duke by a score of 24-21 in their most recent game. Prior to this week’s game against NC State, the Demon Deacons had been favored in three games and underdog in five. Their ATS record entering the game is 4-4. The average over/under line for Wake Forest games this season has been 51.9 points. The Demon Deacons have a 3-5 over/under record into this week’s game.
The Demon Deacons’ offense finished the game with three rushing scores and 159 yards on 47 attempts against Duke. The team’s passing attack failed to score, finishing with 241 yards while throwing the ball 19 times. In the loss versus Duke, quarterback Mitch Griffis had two running scores and 55 yards on the ground. He completed 84.2% of his passes for 241 yards and a passer rating of 96.82 in the passing game.
Wake Forest ended their game against Duke with a total of 269 yards allowed on defense. Against Wake Forest, Duke passed the ball 19 times for 86 yards. The Demon Deacons surrendered 183 yards on the ground. On defense, the Demon Deacons have 19 sacks and are first in QB hurries. Teams are scoring 24.4 points per game against them so far (89th). They are ranked 116th in the NCAA in pass defense, allowing 237.6 passing yards per game. Furthermore, Wake Forest’s run defense allows 134.8 rushing yards per game.
NC STATE VS WAKE FOREST BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Wake Forest will be aiming for vengeance in this week’s game after NC State won their most recent meeting 30-21. The running assault for NC State totaled 115 yards and averaged 2.8 yards per attempt. Wake Forest had 414 yards of offense against them.
The point spread presently favors NC State by 2.5 points. The lines have changed little, remaining near to their initial values. On the moneyline, the Demon Deacons’ payout has shifted from +112 to +111. The Wolfpack’s moneyline payout stays unchanged at -136.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Looking at NC State’s last 10 away games, they have a 2-8 record against the spread.
- Wake Forest is 3-2 ATS in its last five home games.
- Wake Forest has a 3-2 ATS record when they have been the underdog in the last five games.
- NC State’s ATS record over the last three times they were favored was 1-2.
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