North Carolina State favored by 33 against South Alabama on Saturday
South Alabama Jaguars vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
Carter-Finley Stadium will feature Wolfpack vs. Jaguars on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.
The Wolfpack currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1-1 ATS. The Jaguars are 1-1 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolfpack post a 1-1 over under record this season, while the Jaguars have gone 1-0 against the number.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Wolfpack sat as 33-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 105-rated Wolfpack and the No. 87-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 21-13 win for the Jaguars on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 15.5 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 18 PPG. The Wolfpack aerial game is averaging 246 yards per game, more than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 155.5 YPG per game.
South Alabama won its last outing, a 9-3 result against Nicholls State on September 8. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game. The Jaguars grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Colonels in their last game, winning 9-3 at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
North Carolina State was a 10-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (17) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wolfpack grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Huskies in their last game, winning 10-7 at Rentschler Field.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing in September are 1-3
When playing on grass are 0-1
When playing outside the conference are 1-3
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Jaguars at Wolfpack trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State's last 9 games
South Alabama at Mississippi State, Saturday, September 22
North Carolina State home to The Citadel, Saturday, September 22