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College Football Betting Preview: Duke Blue Devils vs. NC State Wolfpack
October 14, 2023
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will travel to Durham, North Carolina to face the 17
-ranked Duke Blue Devils in an ACC showdown on Saturday night in week 7 of the college football season at Wallace Wade Stadium with the game airing at 8:00 PM on Saturday night on the ACC Network.
North Carolina State enters this game with a record of 4-2 following a 48-41 win at home against the Marshall Thundering Herd while covering the 6.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 6 of the college football season. The Wolfpack scored 48 points while compiling a total of 401 yards offensively which included 265 passing yards and 136 rushing yards while allowing 41 points and 419 total yards defensively which included 315 passing yards and 104 rushing yards. MJ Morris led the team in passing, completing 17 of 32 attempts for 265 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Michael Allen led the team in rushing with nine carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Concepcion led the team in receiving, catching eight of 14 targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
The Duke Blue Devils enter this game ranked 17
in the AP Poll and 18
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-1 following a 14-21 loss at home against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish while failing to cover the 5.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 5 of the college football season. Duke scored 14 points while compiling a total of 323 yards offensively which included 134 passing yards and 189 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 381 total yards defensively which included 222 passing yards and 159 rushing yards. Riley Leonard led the team in passing, completing 12 of 27 attempts for 134 yards with a touchdown and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 88 yards. Jordan Moore led the team in receiving, catching four of six targets for 67 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Duke Blue Devils listed as 3-point favorites at home against the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday night in week 7 of the college football season. North Carolina State has won eight of the last ten while Duke has won two of the last three games in the series. The Blue Devils are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. North Carolina State is 2-4 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS on the road, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Duke Blue Devils are 3-2 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS as a home team, 2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in conference games on the year.
Duke survived a scare with the injury to Riley Leonard being diagnosed as a high ankle sprain and although he will not have the same mobility for a few games, the bye week may have helped and he could get the start against North Carolina State on Saturday night. If that is the case I look for the Blue Devils to come away with an easy win, however, even if he doesn’t play I still like the Blue Devils in a close game as they have won two of the last three meetings in the series. With the playing status still up in the air for Riley Leonard I will be taking the moneyline for the Blue Devils when they host the Wolfpack in this ACC matchup.
Spooky Express Pick: Duke Blue Devils Moneyline (-164)
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