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North Carolina State looks for a rare October win

Kelvin Harmon NC State

Over the team's last 12 games played in the month of October, NC State is 2-10 SU and 4-8 ATS. After a win and cover last Saturday at home against Wake Forest, the Wolfpack will try to keep this October on the right track with a win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of North Carolina State's last 10 games at home after consecutive wins at home.
  • Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last eight games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Notre Dame's last seven games.

NC State is just 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six games coming off a win. The Wolfpack are off to a 3-1 SU and ATS start to the 2016 season after ending the 2015 campaign on a 3-6 SU and 2-7 ATS skid.

Last season, the Fighting Irish were reliable on defense, allowing only 22.4 points per game en route to a 10-3 SU and 8-5 ATS campaign. But the unit has taken a sharp turn for the worse in 2016, ranking 100th in the nation, allowing 33.4 points per game. The team's poor defense has led to a disappointing 2-3 SU and ATS start.

Notre Dame is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games against teams with winning records.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the NC State Wolfpack in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-32 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.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

NC State will face the 2-3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the NC State Wolfpack are 3-0-1 so far this season while the Fighting Irish are 4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and NC State vs Notre Dame injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the NC State Wolfpack rated this week at No. 57 and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sitting at No. 39.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits NC State's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 40 PPG, against a Notre Dame defense that ranks No. 100 this week at 33.4 PPG. The NC State aerial game is averaging 295.75 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 275 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish own the league's No. 68-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 181.5 yards per game when on the road. NC State, on the other hand, rates No. 52 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Notre Dame's last outing, DeShone Kizer threw for 471 yards to lead the Fighting Irish over Syracuse 50-33 at MetLife Stadium.

Matt Dayes ran through the Wake Forest defense for 125 yards in NC State's last game, handing the Demon Deacons a 33-16 setback on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Notre Dame is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina State's last 7 games
  • North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame home to Stanford, Saturday, October 15th
NC State at Clemson, Saturday, October 15th

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