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Cavaliers vs Wolfpack Betting Preview

North Carolina State WolfpackVirginia Cavaliers
Oct 22, 3:30 PM | Grass of Scott Stadium

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


The visiting Wolfpack hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Scott Stadium against the Cavaliers.

This season the Cavaliers are 4-2 overall and 2-4 ATS against the number, while the Wolfpack are 3-3 and 1-4-1 ATS. As for the totals, Virginia is 1-5 on the OU, and North Carolina State is 4-2.

View North Carolina State vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Cavaliers in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 22 and the Wolfpack sitting at No. 80. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 32-30 result in favor of the Cavaliers this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 73-ranked offense (26.7 PPG) against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 89 at 30.2 PPG. The Cavaliers passing attack has averaged 240.5 yards per game, more than the Wolfpack give up through the air (239.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wolfpack feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 172 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 38-24 winner as they battled Central Michigan at home. North Carolina State covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Virginia won its last outing, a 24-21 result against Georgia Tech on October 15. Virginia covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Wolfpack at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games
North Carolina State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
North Carolina State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games at home
Virginia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
North Carolina State at Florida State, Saturday, October 29
Virginia at Miami, Thursday, October 27