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NC State Unable to Top SEC Opponents

NC State Football NCAA

The Belk Bowl will feature and intriguing game between NC State and Mississippi State, with a quarterback duel in the center of the hype, but the Wolfpack has faltered against the SEC. NC State is 0-4 SU and ATS in their past four games against SEC opponents.

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  • NC State is 5-2 ATS in their past seven following a loss.
  • Mississippi State is 6-2 ATS in their past eight games in December.
  • Dak Prescott has scored 76 touchdowns in the past two seasons.

Jacoby Birssett has been the leader of NC State’s offense with the quarterback throwing for 19 touchdowns and adding five more with his feet. However, the rushing game is arguably the most important part of the offense for the Wolfpack as they have averaged over 200 rushing yards per game this season.

There may not be a more important player to his team in the nation as Dak Prescott is to the Bulldogs. After a lot of Heisman votes last year, Prescott has quietly thrown for 25 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading Mississippi State in rushing yards and touchdowns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $North Carolina State Wolfpack listed as 7-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Bulldogs to win this game on Wednesday 35-31. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-4 overall and 7-5 ATS against the spread, while the Wolfpack are 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. As for the totals, Mississippi State is 5-7 on the OU, and North Carolina State is 6-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Mississippi State vs North Carolina State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 37 (Mississippi State Bulldogs) and the No. 46 (North Carolina State Wolfpack) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Mississippi State Bulldogs No. 42-ranked offense (33 PPG) against a North Carolina State Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 43 at 23.75 PPG. The Mississippi State Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 311.08 yards per game, more than the North Carolina State Wolfpack give up through the air (188.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the North Carolina State Wolfpack feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 102.5 yards per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacoby Brissett went over the 100-yard mark (128) in his team's latest effort, but North Carolina still defeated North Carolina State by a score of 45-34.

In their last gridiron battle, Fred Ross did much of the damage, producing 117 receiving yards but Mississippi State managed to defeat the Bulldogs 38-27 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.