Virginia Tech at NC State - 10/27/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Virginia Tech Hokies and NC State Wolfpack face off on Thursday in a Week 9 college football showdown at Carter-Finley. When these two teams faced off in 2020 it was Virginia Tech that secured the 45-24 victory. 

To say this has been a disappointing season for Virginia Tech might be an understatement. Virginia Tech sits with a 2-5 record overall, and they have gone 2-5 against the spread. In the last game against Miami, Virginia Tech only scored 14 points, and that led to the defeat. Grant Wells completed 21 of his 33 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. Two games ago, against Pittsburgh, the defense gave up 45 points. Virginia Tech is averaging 19.1 points, while their defense is giving up 25.1 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the NC State Wolfpack, who are coming off a bye week and sit with a 5-2 record. In their last game against the Syracuse Orange, the offense really struggled, scoring only nine points, and that led to the defeat. Starting quarterback Devin Leary is dealing with a pectoral injury, and he’s out for the season. In the last game it was Jack Chambers that started, and he completed 18 of his 30 passes for 160 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. NC State is averaging 27.4 points per game, while their defense is giving up 16.9 points per game. The defense is ranked 14th in the league, and they need to lean on that side of the ball the rest of the season. 

The Hokies are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. NC State is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The favorite is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings played between NC State and Virginia Tech. 

Both of these offenses are going to struggle here. NC State is using a backup quarterback and will struggle to move the ball here. NC State’s defense is giving up 16.9 points per game, and they are going to lockdown Virginia Tech’s offense here. Neither team is going to reach 20 points, and this game is going to stay under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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