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Wolfpack Orange Betting Preview for Week 7

Syracuse OrangeNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
2-3October 12, 2013, 03:30 | Carter-Finley Stadium3-2

Syracuse travels to North Carolina State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-3 mark in Week 7 action with a victory over the Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack sport records of 3-2 and 3-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Orange sit at 2-3 and 3-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-4 for the Wolfpack and 3-2 for the Orange.

View Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Wolfpack sat as -4.5-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 57-rated Orange taking on the No. 52-rated Wolfpack in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 32-30 win for the Wolfpack on Saturday.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 49-14 loser at home against Clemson. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Wolfpack were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 28-13 score against Wake Forest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 27.6 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 27.4 PPG. The Wolfpack aerial game is averaging 255 yards per game, less than the Orange secondary allows through the air, 276 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Orange own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 114 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 49 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Next up:
Syracuse at Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 19th
North Carolina State at Florida State, Saturday, October 26th