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Point Spread Favors the Wolfpack in NCAA College Football Battle with the South Alabama Jaguars

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Jaguars in South Alabama at Ladd Peebles Stadium on Saturday in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the South Alabama Jaguars in this game found them listed as 16.5-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 30-20 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.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs South Alabama Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the South Alabama Jaguars are 1-2 ATS. North Carolina State is 1-2 against the over under total, while South Alabama is 3-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and South Alabama vs North Carolina State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the South Alabama Jaguars at No. 96 and the North Carolina State Wolfpack at No. 53 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits South Alabama's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 25.33 PPG, against a North Carolina State defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 11.67 PPG. The South Alabama aerial game is averaging 255.67 yards per game, more than the North Carolina State Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 137.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the North Carolina State Wolfpack own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing -3 yards per game when on the road. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 46 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Dayes went over the 100-yard mark (108) in his team's latest effort as North Carolina State defeated Old Dominion by a score of 38-14 on Saturday.

Xavier Johnson ran through the San Diego State defense for 142 yards in South Alabama's last game, handing the Aztecs a 34-27 setback on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • 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 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games
  • South Alabama is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina State home to Louisville, Saturday, October 3rd
South Alabama at Troy, Saturday, October 3rd