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- Against NC State, opposing quarterbacks had a 76.1 passing rating.
- The passing completion percentage for Kansas State is 61.9%, ranking 56th.
NC STATE VS KANSAS STATE PREDICTION
The Wolfpack will play the Wildcats at Camping World Stadium on Thursday, December 28. ESPN will broadcast this college football game of the first week starting at 5:45 ET.In this non-conference game, Kansas State will host the Wolfpack and is favored by four points. Continue reading for my analysis and suggested bets.
NC STATE VS. KANSAS STATE MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Kansas State Wildcats vs. NC State Wolfpack
- Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando
- Date: December 28, Thursday
NC STATE PREVIEW: WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR NC STATE FOLLOWING A LOSS?
As they prepare to play Kansas State this week, NC State’s record is now 9-3 after their 39-20 victory over North Carolina. This season, NC State had a 7-4 record against the spread. In comparison, the Wolfpack has been the underdog in seven games and has been favored four times. Through 12 games this season, NC State has a 4-7 over/under record. Their combined games have yielded 47 points on average.
In their final 31 pass attempts against North Carolina, the Wolfpack gained 334 yards and three touchdowns. They gained one rushing score and averaged 4.1 yards per carry in the rushing game. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong finished the game with a quarterback rating of 138.37 after completing 22 of 31 passes for 334 yards in the victory over North Carolina. To his performance, he scored three touchdowns as well.
384 yards of offense were allowed by NC State’s defense against North Carolina. They gave up 130 yards on the ground and 254 yards in the passing game. With 20.2 points conceded per contest, NC State’s defense is ranked 68th in terms of points allowed. Teams have been averaging 218.8 passing yards per game (84th nationally) against them thus far. They rank 24th in college football due to their 105.1 running yards allowed on the ground.
KANSAS STATE PREVIEW: WILL KANSAS STATE PICK UP ANOTHER WIN?
Following their most recent defeat over Iowa State, Kansas State’s record now stands at 8-4. The Wildcats were defeated 42–35 in the contest. This season, Kansas State has started nine games as the favorite and one as the underdog. As of right now, their ATS record is 6-4. This season, Kansas State has amassed an over/under record of 6-4. Their games have had an average aggregate score of 59 points, while the over/under has often been set at 53.9 points.
Against Iowa State, the Wildcats completed 48 pass attempts, gaining 288 yards and one touchdown. They scored three rushing touchdowns and averaged 3.9 yards per carry in the rushing game. Quarterback Will Howard scored one touchdown on the ground in addition to one through the air in the team’s most recent defeat. Regarding passing, he gained 288 yards with a 50.0% completion percentage.
Ultimately, Iowa State gained 517 yards in total against the Wildcats defense. 230 yards were gained through passing while 287 yards were gained with the team’s run defense. The Wildcats defense, which leads the nation in quarterback rushes and has 24 sacks, takes on NC State. They are 73rd in the country in terms of points allowed, giving up 21.2 points per game. They rank 101st in the NCAA against the pass with 230.2 passing yards allowed per contest. The run defense of Kansas State allows 144.9 running yards per game.
NC STATE VS KANSAS STATE BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
NC State has a 3-2 advantage in the previous five games of this head-to-head matchup.
In their last meeting with Kansas State, NC State has been the team to wager on; during that time, they had a perfect 1-2 record against the spread.
Kansas State was the 4.5-point road favorites when the odds were released. The oddsmakers then shifted the lines to their advantage at -4. In contrast to their starting odds of -185, the Wildcats currently have a moneyline payout of -174. As of right now, NC State has an implied win probability of 41% and Kansas State has an implied win probability of 64%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- On the road, NC State has a 2-1 ATS record against the spread.
- Kansas State’s record in their last five home games against the spread is 2-3.
- In their last three games as underdogs, Kansas State had a 2-1 record.
- Looking back, NC State’s ATS record was 2-1 over the previous three times they were favored.
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