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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Louisville Cardinals Underdogs vs Wolfpack at North Carolina State

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Louisville Cardinals in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the North Carolina State Wolfpack pegged as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-21 result in favor of the Wolfpack. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-0 so far on the season, and 4-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Louisville Cardinals, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen North Carolina State go 2-2 and the Louisville Cardinals go 2-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina State vs Louisville injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the North Carolina State Wolfpack at No. 23 and the Louisville Cardinals at No. 63 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the North Carolina State Wolfpack No. 9-ranked offense (46.25 PPG) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that ranks No. 51 at 22 PPG. The North Carolina State Wolfpack passing attack has averaged 219.5 yards per game, more than the Louisville Cardinals give up through the air (175.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Louisville Cardinals feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 190 yards per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, ranks No. 43 in rushing offense at home.

Shadrach Thornton ran through the South Alabama defense for 111 yards in North Carolina State's last game, handing the Jaguars a 63-13 setback on Saturday at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Louisville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Louisville is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • North Carolina State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville at Florida State, Saturday, October 17th
North Carolina State at Virginia Tech, Friday, October 9th

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