NC State vs. UConn Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The No. 12 NC State Wolf Pack (3-0) take on the UConn Huskies (1-3) in college football action at Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NC State vs. UConn Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 38.5 points, with sportsbooks listing NC State as the favorites.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch NC State vs. UConn Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: RSN
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium

Betting Preview

NC State

Offensively, NC State ranks 85th in the FBS with 384.0 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 31st in total defense (295.3 yards allowed per contest). NC State has the 60th-ranked offense this season (34.3 points per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 16th-best with just 12.3 points allowed per game. NC State is putting up 230.3 passing yards per game on offense (84th in the FBS), and ranks 77th defensively with 226.7 passing yards allowed per game. NC State ranks 83rd in rushing yards this season (153.7 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 68.7 rushing yards allowed per game. NC State is averaging a 39.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (70th in the FBS), and ranks 26th on defense with a 27.3% third-down conversion rate allowed. NC State has forced nine total turnovers (eighth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (48th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +5, the ninth-best in college football.


UConn has plenty of room to get better, as it ranks ninth-worst in total yards per game (280.5) and 25th-worst in total yards surrendered per game (428.5). This season has been ugly for UConn on both offense and defense, as it is posting just 15.5 points per contest (12th-worst) and allowing 35.3 points per game (21st-worst). UConn ranks fourth-worst in passing yards per game (105.0), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 96th in the FBS with 256.8 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of rushing, UConn ranks 59th in the FBS on offense (175.5 rushing yards per game) and 97th defensively (171.8 rushing yards allowed per contest). UConn has been struggling on third down, ranking 18th-worst with a 47.1% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, posting a 43.3% third-down rate (51st-ranked). With three forced turnovers (93rd in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (127th in the FBS) this season, UConn ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -6.

NC State vs. UConn Betting Analysis

NC State Betting Insights

NC State has covered the spread two times this season (2-1-0). In games they have played as 38.5-point favorites or more, NC State has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. This season, NC State games have hit the over once. The Wolf Pack have been the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Wolf Pack have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.

Huskies Betting Insights

UConn has covered the spread two times in four games with a set number. UConn has not covered the spread (0-1) when it is at least 38.5-point underdogs. Games involving UConn has hit the over once this season. This season, the Huskies have been listed as the underdog in three games and failed to win any of those contests. The Huskies have a record of 0-0 when they’re set as an underdog of or more by sportsbooks this season.

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NC State vs. UConn Against The Spread & Betting Records

NC State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.3 55.8 51.5
Implied Total AVG 38.3 41.5 32.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.0 50.8 59.3
Implied Total AVG 42.0 36.5 47.5
ATS Record 2-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-1 1-1-0 0-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch

NC State

  • The Wolf Pack’s defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Aydan White, who has suited up for three games and recorded eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
  • Tyler Baker-Williams has helped carry the Wolf Pack’s defense with 1.0 sack to go along with five tackles and two interceptions in three games.
  • The Wolf Pack’s defense has been helped by the contributions of Isaiah Moore, who has suited up for three games and totaled 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • C.J. Clark, as part of the Wolf Pack’s defensive unit, has collected 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and four tackles in three games.


  • As a playmaker on defense, the Huskies’ Jackson Mitchell has compiled 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
  • Brandon Bouyer-Randle has posted 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception in four games for the Huskies.
  • The Huskies’ Malik Dixon has amassed 16 tackles in four games.
  • Ian Swenson has compiled 16 tackles in four games for the Huskies.

NC State vs. UConn Predictions and Pick

NC State vs. UConn betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Huskies (+38.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (47.5)

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How to Bet on NC State vs. UConn

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Our pick to win this game is NC State, and we expect that UConn will cover the spread (NC State -38.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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