NC State (5-1, 2-0 ACC) has been rolling and their latest performance featured them smacking Boston College for a 33-7 road victory last Saturday. The Devin Leary to Thayer Thomas connection was working on offense while their defense harassed BC QB Dennis Grosel for 11 hurries and three sacks. A win here would keep the Pack stay afloat near the top of the ACC Atlantic division standings.
Miami (2-4, 0-2 ACC) continues to fall down a flight of stairs as injuries and transfer portal entries are starting to creep in. Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke threw three picks last week as the Canes came up short in a 45-42 shootout against North Carolina last week. That, of course, led to the sight of head coach Manny Diaz having an incredibly awkward handshake with UNC HC/former boss Mack Brown.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
NC State: 25th overall, 60th offense, 14th defense
Miami (FL): 27th overall, 27th offense, 39th defense
DT C.J. Clark Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Dee Wiggins - Entered transfer portal
WR Mark Pope - Entered transfer portal
RB Cam’ron Harris Out for season - Knee
RB Cody Brown Questionable - Illness
CB AL Blades Jr. Questionable - Undisclosed
LB Avery Huff Questionable - Illness
DT Jared Harrison-Hunte Questionable - Undisclosed
DT Jordan Miller Questionable - Undisclosed
Against The Spread
NC State: 4-2 ATS
Miami (FL): 2-4 ATS
NC State: Over 3-3
Miami (FL): Over 2-4
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
NC State: 29th overall, 16th offense, 15th defense
Miami (FL): 12th overall, 7th offense, 14th defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: NC State -3.5
Moneyline: NC State -165, Miami +145
Opening line: NC State -2
Opening total: 52
75 degrees, 8 MPH winds NE, 48% chance of rain
NC State -3.5
Lay it with NC State here as this may be the point of the year where Miami fully checks out of the season. NC State has a legitimate track to Charlotte for the ACC Championship game and they wouldn’t want to trip up against a spiraling Hurricanes team. Depending on the margin of victory for the Pack, we could be on Manny Diaz-watch heading into Sunday morning.
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