Week 11 offers a Thursday night appetizer between Atlantic Coast Conference teams that remain in post season bowl contention. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have taken a step back this year and thus have little margin for error in their quest to earn an extra game. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have proven to be a good and solid team but also one that was totally outclassed and exposed as a pretender last month in a 41-7 loss at the powerhouse Clemson Tigers. As such NC State will be the live betting favorite for this Thursday night ACC matchup.
This contest in Week 11 will go down Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET from Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina. The game can be seen on ESPN.
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Live Betting Odds Analysis
The NC State Wolfpack will be the understandable live betting preference with the public based on their better record and more because the Demon Deacons have been terribly unimpressive and gushing red ink along the way. Live betting dynamics could change should the public pound the Wolfpack into overlay status.
Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing?
North Carolina State enters this one with a record of 6-2 straight up and 4-4 against the spread with an even 4-4 split on totals. The Wolfpack is coming off a much needed 47-28 home payout over the Florida State Seminoles as 9.5-point chalks. The win snapped a two-game losing streak after defeats at Clemson (7-41) and at Syracuse (41-51).
After back to back bowl seasons there was the feeling that Wake Forest had established a culture of winning under head coach Dave Clawson. But entering this week the Demon Deacons are 4-5 straight up and 2-7 vs. the line with six of their games going over the total. The Deacs have lost and failed to cover three of their last four matchups and are coming off a 41-24 loss at Syracuse.
Wake Forest ranks 24th in the nation for total offense and 41st for scoring offense. The culprit to the Demon Deacons bad season is a defense that ranks near the bottom nationally in all statistical categories. Overall Wake Forest ranks 122nd for total defense and 118th for points allowed.
NC State boasts the nation’s 10th ranked passing attack but ranks 105th in the country for rushing yardage. Defensively the Wolfpack ranks 129th against the pass but sixth vs. the rush. The Pack ranks 69th in the country for overall defense.
Finley Keys Pack Attack
NC State senior quarterback Ryan Finley has been the catalyst of the prolific Wolfpack passing game. Finley has a career best 153.4 quarterback rating with 16 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
NC State has picked up the pace recently with three payouts in their last four tries as a home chalk. Six of the Wolfpack’s last nine games as a home chalk have gone under the total.
Balanced against that is Wake Forest’s impressive profits as a road dog. To show the Demon Deacons have paid in nine of their last 12 games getting points on the road. Three of the Deacs last four games as a road pup have gone over the total.
Head to Head
Wake Forest has lost three of their last four both straight up and against the spread to NC State with three of those games going over the total. And the Wolfpack has paid in their last five home games with the Deacs.
Free Live Betting ATS Pick
The big live betting matchup is Finley against the bad Wake Forest defense. The Wolfpack’s dominance of this series at home is another key factor. Wake is simply not in as good of form.
College Football Live Betting Odds Pick: North Carolina State 41, Wake Forest 17
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