NC State vs. Virginia Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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ACC opponents will do battle when the No. 24 NC State Wolf Pack (5-2) battle the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-5) at Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with bookmakers listing NC State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, NC State has -593 odds to pick up the win, while Virginia Tech is listed at +411 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 39.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch NC State vs. Virginia Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium

Betting Preview

NC State

NC State owns the 99th-ranked offense this season (355.0 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 18th-best with only 310.9 yards allowed per game. On defense, NC State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 15th-best by surrendering only 16.9 points per game. The offense ranks 76th (27.4 points per game). NC State ranks 86th in passing yards this year (220.6 per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 188.4 passing yards allowed per game. NC State is averaging 134.4 rushing yards per game on offense (89th in the FBS), and ranks 35th on the other side of the ball with 122.4 rushing yards allowed per game. NC State ranks 68th in third-down efficiency (39.0%) on offense and 28th in third-down conversion rate allowed (31.9%) on defense this year. With 13 forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), NC State’s +5 turnover margin is the 25th-best in college football.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has been sputtering on offense, ranking 17th-worst with 322.9 total yards per game. It has been better defensively, surrendering 357.3 total yards per contest (48th-ranked). Virginia Tech has been struggling offensively, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with 19.1 points per game. It has been more productive defensively, giving up 25.1 points per contest (60th-ranked). Virginia Tech is accumulating 214.0 passing yards per game on offense this season (95th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 224.0 passing yards per contest (64th-ranked) on defense. Virginia Tech’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 108.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 53rd with 133.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Virginia Tech ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.3%), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in third-down rate surrendered (31.4%). With five forced turnovers (125th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (58th in the FBS) this season, Virginia Tech ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -5.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Betting Analysis

NC State Betting Insights

NC State has covered the spread two times this season (2-5-0). NC State has 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 13-point favorites. This season, NC State games have hit the over three times. The Wolf Pack have not yet lost a game they were the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0. The Wolf Pack have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -593 or shorter.

Hokies Betting Insights

Virginia Tech has covered the spread two times this season (2-5-0). Virginia Tech has not covered a spread when it is at least 13-point underdogs (0-1). Games involving Virginia Tech has hit the over once this year. The Hokies have been listed as the underdog four times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Hokies have a record of 0-1 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +411 on the moneyline.

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

NC State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 49.9 52.5 46.5
Implied Total AVG 33.4 38.3 27.0
ATS Record 2-5-0 2-2-0 0-3-0
Over/Under Record 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Hokies

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 48.3 47.4 49.5
Implied Total AVG 30.1 30.3 30.0
ATS Record 2-5-0 2-2-0 0-3-0
Over/Under Record 1-6-0 0-4-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-4 0-2 0-2

Players to Watch

NC State

  • With 1.0 sack to go with 5.0 TFL and 28 tackles in seven games, Isaiah Moore has been a key contributor to the Wolf Pack’s defense in 2022.
  • Drake Thomas has hit the gridiron for seven games, compiling 36 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended for the Wolf Pack.
  • The Wolf Pack’s defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Aydan White, who has played seven games and registered three interceptions to go along with 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended.
  • The Wolf Pack’s defense has been aided by the play of Tanner Ingle, who has suited up for seven games, delivering 4.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and one interception.

Hokies

  • Dax Hollifield has collected 49 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in seven games for the Hokies.
  • Chamarri Conner has amassed 44 tackles and 1.0 TFL in seven games for the Hokies.
  • TyJuan Garbutt has 3.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 13 tackles in seven games.
  • Nasir Peoples has compiled 31 tackles and 3.0 TFL In seven games for the Hokies.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Predictions and Pick

NC State vs. Virginia Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wolf Pack (-13)

    Pick OU:

    Over (39.5)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is NC State, and we project that NC State will cover the spread (NC State -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 39.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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