Maryland at NC State - 12/30/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

NC State Wolfpack (8-4) vs Maryland Terrapins (7-5)

Game Info: Friday, December 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)

Betting Odds: NC State Wolfpack +1.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and NC State Wolfpack face off on Friday at the college football Duke’s Mayo Bowl at the Bank of America Stadium. 

Maryland comes into this game with a 7-5 record, and they have gone 6-6 against the spread. Maryland’s last game came against Rutgers, and they were able to secure a 37-0 victory in that game. Taulia Tagovailoa completed 25 of his 37 passes for 342 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. Jeshaun Jones caught nine passes for 152 yards and one touchdown. Jacob Copeland has announced that he has opted out to get ready for the NFL draft, and he won’t be playing in this game. Maryland is averaging 29.2 points, while their defense is giving up 24.1 points per game. Tagovailoa on the season has thrown for 2,787 yards, 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions. 

On the other side of this matchup is NC State, who sits with an 8-4 record, and they have gone 4-8 against the spread. In the last game against North Carolina, it took overtime, but they were able to secure the 30-27 victory. Ben Finley completed 27 of his 40 passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Quarterback MJ Morris is also healthy heading into this game and could get the start. There hasn’t been a starter announced yet, but both guys could split reps. NC State is averaging 25.3 points, while their defense is giving up 19.4 points per game. 

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Maryland is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games. The over is 6-0 in the Terrapins last six neutral site games. The over is 4-0 in NC State’s last four games on Friday. This game is going to come down to the defense of NC State against the offense of Maryland. Tagovailoa has looked good overall this season, but at times he has struggled this season, and he’s going to struggle against the NC State defense. Whoever starts for NC State will have a strong game against the Maryland offense and that will be the difference here as NC State gets the job done. Back NC State against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick NC State +1.5

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