Carter-Finley Stadium showcases an ACC matchup on Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. The NC State Wolfpack will host the Louisville Cardinals in the third conference game of the season for both programs. NC State is 3-1 overall and 1-1 in ACC play this season, with a win over Virginia on the road last week. Louisville is 4-0 overall and 2-0 against conference foes, with six wins in the last seven ACC games.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET. For this game, the SportsLine consensus lists the Cardinals as 3.5-point favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 55.5 in the latest Louisville vs. NC State odds. Before locking in any NC State vs. Louisville picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed the model has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Louisville vs. NC State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for NC State vs. Louisville:
Louisville vs. NC State spread: Louisville -3.5Louisville vs. NC State over/under: 55.5 pointsLouisville vs. NC State money line: Louisville -175, NC State +150LOU: The Cardinals are 10-7 against the spread in the last 17 gamesNCSU: The Wolfpack are 4-13 against the spread in the last 17 gamesLouisville vs. NC State picks: See picks at SportsLineLouisville vs. NC State live stream: fubo (try for free)
Why Louisville can cover
Louisville’s offense is off to an impressive start in 2023. The Cardinals are averaging 542 total yards per game, leading the ACC, and Louisville is also atop the conference in rushing offense (237.3 yards per game) and passing offense (304.8 yards per game). Louisville is in the top five of FBS with 7.7 yards per play, and the Cardinals are coming off a performance against Boston College that turned heads. Louisville scored 56 points and generated 588 total yards of offense in that game, producing 9.1 yards per play to lead all of FBS a week ago.
The headliner of the offense is senior quarterback Jack Plummer, who currently leads the ACC with 11.5 yards per pass attempt. He is also in the top three of the conference with 1,120 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns, and Plummer was utterly dominant against Boston College. He threw for 388 yards and five touchdowns while completing 86% of his passes against the Eagles, and Plummer is also coming off a 2022 season in which he racked up more than 3,000 passing yards and 21 touchdowns for California. See which team to pick here.
Why NC State can cover
NC State is 19-3 over the last 22 games at home, and the Wolfpack have strengths on both sides of the ball. On offense, NC State is averaging more than 29 points per game this season, and the Wolfpack are converting more than 51% of third down opportunities, ranking near the top of the ACC. Veteran quarterback Brennan Armstrong leads the offense for NC State, and Armstrong already has almost 1,100 total yards this season. He leads the team with 225 rushing yards, showcasing his dual-threat ability, and Armstrong arrived at NC State after setting Virginia program records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, and 300-yard games.
On defense, NC State is giving up only 326.0 total yards and 114.5 rushing yards per game this season, with opponents completing only 58.1% of passes and averaging only 3.7 yards per carry. The Wolfpack are also elite on third down, ranking in the top 15 of FBS with opponents converting only 30.0% of opportunities. See which time to pick here.
How to make NC State vs. Louisville picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting 55 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Louisville vs. NC State, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of almost $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picksand find out.
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