NC State will take their surprising 3-0 record on the road this Saturday in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Georgia Tech. Kickoff is set for 12:05 PM Eastern and the game can be seen on ESPN. Sbgglobal opened with Georgia Tech as an 8.5-point favorite at with a total of 57.5.
O’Brien’s Program Taking Shape
Tom O’Brien is in his 4th season as North Carolina State head coach after a highly successful run at Boston College. While it has taken him longer than expected to turn the corner the Wolfpack looks to be a bona fide contender in 2010 for the wide open ACC. The Pack has covered all 3 of their NCAA betting matchups and has gone under the total in 2 out of their 3 games. Last week NC State scored a 30-19 win over Cincinnati as 2-point home chalks. Junior quarterback Russell Wilson has been razor sharp with 744 yards and an exceptional 8/0 touchdown to interception ratio. Jarvis Williams is averaging 20.4 yards per catch on 8 receptions while Owen Spencer also has 8 catches for 17.8 yards per reception. The backfield tandem of Mustafa Greene and Dean Haynes add to a balanced attack that will keep defenses guessing.
Georgia Tech remains a dangerous team to bet college football with. They won the ACC title last year and have one of the most dangerous playmakers in the game with senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, who leads the team in rushing as he did last year. Tech ranks 3rd in the country for rushing yards and is coming off a 30-24 win and payout at North Carolina last week.
NC State has been a reliable bet in ACC action with 11 payouts in their last 16 games. Georgia Tech has also been like money in the bank in league action with a mark of 7-1 against the spread. Although NC State has gone just 1-4 against the spread in the last 5 meetings in this head to head series the road team has paid out in 5 out of the last 6 matchups as has the underdog. Just 1 out of the last 7 meetings in this series has gone over the total.