Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. NC State Wolfpack Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 5th 2022

Stadium: Carter Finley Stadium Raleigh
Logo Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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Logo NC State Wolfpack
0
OPENER
54.5

-3 -111
CURRENT
54o -105

-156
MONEYLINE
+138

21
SCORE
30

It is a top 25 week 10 match-up between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday night. Both of these teams are tied for third place in the ACC Atlantic division at 2-2 in the conference.

These schools both possess balanced attacks on offense that will keep the opposition’s defense guessing. Fans can expect a tightly fought contest between these two schools pushing toward a higher bowl game after this match-up. Coverage is expected to begin at 8:00 PM ET at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wake Forest vs. NC State Odds

TV: ACC Network

MONEY LINE: NC State (+155) vs. Wake Forest (-188)

SPREAD: NC State +4.5 (-114) vs. Wake Forest -4.5 (-106)

GAME TOTAL: Over 54.5 (-105) vs. Under 54.5 (-115)

Wake Forest vs. NC State Preview, Trends and Stats

The Demon Deacons, unfortunately, lost last week to Louisville to suffer their second loss of the season. The last time they lost, they were able to win three straight games, so if history says anything, it is that this team handles adversity well. Their offense is potent in many facets, but their passing attack is top 20 in the country.

Currently, Wake Forest is averaging 297.5 yards passing per game which is 17th in the country. The play from quarterback Sam Hartman has been stellar. He has 2026 yards passing with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. His consistent play behind center has made a direct positive impact on the Demon Deacons offense. If he can get into a rhythm early, expect Wake Forest to walk away winners.

NC State currently has a 6-2 record as they are ranked 22 in the college football playoff rankings. They, fortunately, won their last game by one point, as they beat Virginia Tech at home. This week, they face Wake Forest at home.

This team is gaining confidence through one facet of their game, their defense. The NC State defense allows this team to be in any game all season long and gives them a chance to win. Currently, the Wolfpack are averaging just 17 points against them per game this season. If this defense can slow down the Wake Forest offense early, it may be enough to give NC State confidence to win this game at home.

Wake Forest vs. NC State Picks

These two teams match-up quite evenly. The main separator is the ability of these teams to handle the moment and manage the expectations for their own teams. This season, NC State is undefeated at home and always gives itself a chance to win.

The Wolfpack will use their home crowd to help propel themselves to a win as they remain undefeated at home. NC State takes this one in Raleigh 27-24.

Final Score: 27-24 (NC State)

EXTRA POINTS

1. NC State is 2-6 against the spread.

2. Wake Forest is 6-2 against the spread.

3. Both teams are averaging over 350 yards on offense per game this season.

Best Bet: NC State ML (+155)

PREDICTION
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
28
25
NC State Wolfpack

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. NC State Wolfpack

Running back Ricky Person Jr. rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another one as host North Carolina State pulled out a 45-42 season-opening victory against Wake Forest on Saturday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Person ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 5:51 remaining after Wake Forest had taken its only lead of the game.

NC State quarterback Bailey Hockman had one rushing touchdown and threw for one as well.

Running back Kenneth Walker III scored three touchdowns and Wake Forest twice wiped out 14-point deficits. His final touchdown, a 2-yard run, put the Demon Deacons ahead 42-38 with 9:12 left.

But Wake Forest gave up the ball on failed fourth downs on its last two possessions.

Person's 2-yard jump pass to wide receiver Devin Carter broke a tie early in the third quarter. Hockman followed that less than three minutes later with a 15-yard touchdown toss to tight end Cary Angeline.

Momentum shifted when Hockman was picked off by Ja'Sir Taylor, whose 45-yard run for a touchdown closed the gap to 35-28.

Wake Forest is 0-2 for the first time since 2007. The Demon Deacons opened with a home loss to top-ranked Clemson.

NC State improved to 9-2 in its last 11 home meetings with Wake Forest.

Hockman was a surprise starter because Devin Leary had been listed as the first-string quarterback. Both players started at times in 2019, though Hockman played in only one of the last five games last year.

The score was 21-21 at halftime, with Wake Forest posting the final 14 points before the break.

Christian Beal-Smith's 11-yard run and Walker's 2-yard burst off a direct snap got the Demon Deacons back into it. Beal-Smith's touchdown came on the first play following a fourth-and-10 conversion.

Wake Forest had touchdown drives in the first half of 14, nine and 12 plays.

NC State running back Zonovan Knight opened the scoring on the game's first possession, rambling 30 yards for a touchdown as the Wolfpack needed only five plays to reach the end zone.

Hockman's 7-yard run completed an 82-yard drive as the Wolfpack went up 14-0.

Wake Forest answered on Jaquarii Roberson's splendid catch on a 5-yard pass play from Hartman for its first points of the game.

NC State's season was delayed a week when the Sept. 12 opener at Virginia Tech was pushed to Sept. 26 because the Wolfpack shut down preseason practice for more than a week after a coronavirus outbreak.

--Field Level Media

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