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Wolfpack vs Pirates Betting Preview

East Carolina PiratesNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
8-2November 23, 2013, 12:30 | Carter-Finley Stadium3-7

Week 13 action on Saturday will see the Wolfpack looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Pirates visit Carter-Finley Stadium.

They will face the 8-2 Pirates, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 4-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pirates are 6-4 favoring the OVER.

View East Carolina Pirates vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wolfpack as 6-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The Wolfpack - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to power ranks. North Carolina State is rated No. 80 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Pirates sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 45-21 win for the Pirates.

In their last gridiron battle, Jumichael Ramos did much of the damage, producing 109 receiving yards but North Carolina State managed to defeat the Wolfpack 38-21 at Alumni Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 22.5 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 25 this week at 21.5 PPG. The Wolfpack aerial game is averaging 237.8 yards per game, more than the Pirates secondary allows through the air, 236.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Pirates feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 78.5 yards per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, ranks No. 57 in rushing offense at home.

A few Pirates at Wolfpack trends to consider:
East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home
North Carolina State is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
East Carolina at Marshall, Friday, November 29th
North Carolina State home to Maryland, Saturday, November 30th