NC State vs. Texas Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 17

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The No. 16 NC State Wolf Pack (2-0) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) will battle at Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NC State vs. Texas Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing NC State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, NC State has -417 odds to pick up the win, while Texas Tech is listed at +313 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 56 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch NC State vs. Texas Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium

Betting Preview

NC State

  • Last year, NC State averaged just 2.9 more points per game (33.1) than Texas Tech gave up (30.2).
  • The Wolf Pack were 4-3 against the spread and 6-1 overall in games when they scored more than 30.2 points last year.
  • NC State averaged 414.4 yards per game last year, just 8.7 more than the 405.7 Texas Tech gave up per contest.
  • The Wolf Pack were 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 overall when the team totaled more than 405.7 yards last year.
  • Last year NC State ran for 12.2 fewer yards per game (126.0) than Texas Tech allowed per outing (138.2).
  • Last season the Wolf Pack had a 3-1 ATS record and a 4-0 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 138.2 yards.

Texas Tech

  • Texas Tech racked up 10.6 more points per game (30.3) than NC State gave up (19.7) last season.
  • The Red Raiders were 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 overall last year when the team recorded more than 19.7 points.
  • Texas Tech racked up 84.6 more yards per game (416.2) than NC State gave up per matchup (331.6) last year.
  • In games that the Red Raiders piled up over 331.6 yards last year, the team was 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
  • Last season Texas Tech racked up 159.8 rushing yards per game, 35.8 more than NC State allowed per contest (124.0).
  • Last year the Red Raiders had a 4-4 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record in games the team ran for over 124.0 yards.

NC State vs. Texas Tech Betting Analysis

NC State Betting Insights

  • NC State beat the spread seven times in 12 games last season.
  • NC State had an ATS record of 3-1 as favorites of 10.5 points or greater last year.
  • The Wolf Pack went 8-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 80% of those games).
  • The Wolf Pack won all four games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -417 or shorter.
  • In 12 NC State games last year, seven hit the over.

Red Raiders Betting Insights

  • Texas Tech had seven wins in 13 games against the spread last year.
  • Texas Tech went 3-2 as underdogs of 10.5 points or more last season.
  • The Red Raiders won four of the 10 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Red Raiders had a record of 0-2 in games where bookmakers had them as underdogs of at least +313 on the moneyline.
  • Texas Tech had five of its 13 games hit the over last season.

NC State vs. Texas Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records

NC State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.5 53.4 56.2
Implied Total AVG 31.9 33.9 29.2
ATS Record 7-5-0 5-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 5-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-2 6-0 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 1-0 0-1

Red Raiders

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.8 56.6 61.3
Implied Total AVG 35.3 34.4 36.3
ATS Record 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-8-0 3-4-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-6 2-3 2-3

Last Season’s Leaders

NC State

  • Drake Thomas posted three interceptions to go with 80 tackles, 8.0 TFL, six sacks, and three passes defended in 12 games last year.
  • Tanner Ingle had one interception to go with 67 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
  • In 12 games a season ago, Daniel Joseph registered 34 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks.
  • Vi Jones delivered 6.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 30 tackles in 12 games.

Red Raiders

  • Colin Schooler helped carry the defense with 94 tackles, 5.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception in 13 games.
  • Tyree Wilson, who was on the field for 13 games, registered 7.0 sacks to go with 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
  • Eric Monroe helped on defense with two interceptions to go along with 64 tackles and two passes defended in 13 games.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL, 58 tackles, and one interception, Riko Jeffers made a big impact on D.

NC State vs. Texas Tech Predictions and Pick

NC State vs. Texas Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wolf Pack (-10.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (56)

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Our prediction to win this contest is NC State, and we project that NC State will cover the spread (NC State -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 56 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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