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

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ACC rivals will meet when the No. 18 Syracuse Orange (5-0) meet the No. 15 NC State Wolf Pack (5-1).

Syracuse vs. NC State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Syracuse as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Syracuse has -162 odds to pick up the win, while NC State is listed at +134 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 42.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Syracuse vs. NC State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ACC Network
  • Location: Syracuse, New York
  • Stadium: JMA Wireless Dome

Betting Preview


Syracuse has the 41st-ranked offense this season (440.6 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking 10th-best with just 271.6 yards allowed per game. Syracuse has been shining on both offense and defense, ranking 25th-best in scoring offense (38.4 points per game) and ninth-best in scoring defense (14.0 points allowed per game). Syracuse has the 63rd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (250.4 passing yards per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 17th-best with only 176.6 passing yards allowed per game. On defense, Syracuse has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 16th-best by surrendering just 95.0 per game. The Orange rank 36th on offense (190.2 rushing yards per game). Syracuse is averaging a 45.8% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (34th in the FBS), and is allowing a 38.1% third-down percentage (66th) on the other side of the ball. With nine forced turnovers (53rd in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (11th in the FBS), Syracuse’s +5 turnover margin is the 19th-best in college football.

NC State

NC State has been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, giving up only 297.8 total yards per contest (16th-best). Offensively, it ranks 90th by posting 371.7 total yards per game. NC State has been thriving on defense, allowing just 15.7 points per game (15th-best). Offensively, it ranks 67th by compiling 30.5 points per game. NC State has been dominant on pass defense, surrendering just 184.8 passing yards per contest (20th-best). Offensively, it ranks 80th in the FBS by racking up 230.7 passing yards per game. In terms of rushing, NC State ranks 87th in the FBS on offense (141.0 rushing yards per game) and 27th on the other side of the ball (113.0 rushing yards allowed per contest). NC State ranks 59th in the FBS with a 40.5% third-down conversion rate, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 19th-best by giving up a 30.1% third-down rate. With 11 forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (54th in the FBS) this season, NC State ranks 37th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +3.

Syracuse vs. NC State Betting Analysis

Syracuse Betting Insights

Syracuse has covered the spread four times in five games with a set spread. In games it has played as 3-point favorites or more, Syracuse has an ATS record of 2-1. Games involving the Syracuse have hit the over twice this season. The Orange have won all three of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Orange have played as a moneyline favorite of -162 or shorter in just two games this season, and they won both.

Wolf Pack Betting Insights

NC State has covered the spread twice over six games with a set number. NC State is winless against the spread when it’s 3-point underdogs or more (0-1). This year, three NC State games have gone over the point total. The Wolf Pack lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Wolf Pack are 0-1 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +134 or more on the moneyline.

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Syracuse vs. NC State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.2 57.8 50.0
Implied Total AVG 37.8 38.0 37.0
ATS Record 4-1-0 3-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-0 1-3-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 1-0 0-0

Wolf Pack

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.2 52.5 48.5
Implied Total AVG 35.2 38.3 29.0
ATS Record 2-4-0 2-2-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-3-0 2-2-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch


  • Marlowe Wax has helped spur the Orange’s defense with 19 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in five games.
  • As part of the Orange’s defense, Steve Linton has compiled 3.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and nine tackles in five games.
  • The Orange’s defensive unit has been helped by Garrett Williams, who has suited up for five games and amassed two interceptions to go along with 12 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • With 2.0 sacks to go along with 1.0 TFL and 16 tackles, Mikel Jones has helped carry the Orange’s defense over five games.

Wolf Pack

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Wolf Pack’s Isaiah Moore has recorded 28 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and one sack in six games.
  • Drake Thomas has collected 36 tackles and 2.0 TFL in six games for the Wolf Pack.
  • In six games for the Wolf Pack, Aydan White has delivered 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
  • The Wolf Pack’s Davin Vann has registered 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.

Syracuse vs. NC State Predictions and Pick

Syracuse vs. NC State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Orange (-3)

    Pick OU:

    Over (42.5)

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Our pick to win this contest is Syracuse, and we project that Syracuse will cover the spread (Syracuse -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 42.5 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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