NC State vs Kansas State Prediction - College Football Picks 12/28/23

Kansas State Wildcats (8-4) vs NC State Wolfpack (9-3)

Game Info: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 5:45 pm (Camping World Stadium)

Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack and Kansas State Wildcats face off on Thursday in a college football showdown in the Pop-Tarts Bowl at the Camping World Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free NC State vs Kansas State prediction.

How Does Kansas State Deal With All The Transfers?

Kansas State has had a ton of players enter the transfer portal and this isn’t a team that has a whole lot of depth heading into this game. Quarterback Will Howard is one of those players that entered the transfer portal and that means Avery Johnson is going to start under center here. Kansas State’s last game came against Iowa State, and the defense really struggled giving up 42 points and they ended up losing by seven points. Running back DJ Giddens rushed 31 times for 114 yards and a touchdown. Kansas State on the season is averaging 37.8 points while their defense is giving up 21.2 points per game. Kansas State

Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Kansas State has lost 26 of its last 32 games against AP-ranked teams.
  • The favorite has covered the spread in five of Kansas State's last six Bowl games.
  • Kansas State has won the first quarter in each of its last three games against non-conference opponents at neutral venues.
  • Three of Kansas State's last four December games against AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Another Succesful Season for NC State

It has been another successful season for NC State and they look to finish it on a high note. In the last game against North Carolina, NC State scored 39 points and they ended up winning by 19 points. Brennan Armstrong had quite the game completing 22 of his 31 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns, and zero intercpetions. KC Concepcion also finished with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. He also finished with 11 carries for 55 yards. NC State on the season is averaging 26.8 points while their defense is giving up 20.2 points per game. 

NC State Betting Trends

  • NC State has won each of its last four games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • NC State has covered the spread in each of its last five games.

NC State vs Kansas State Betting Prediction

All the transfer issues for Kansas State is going to be an issue. NC State on the season is giving up only 20.2 points per game and they are going to lockdown with their defense in this game. Kansas State’s defense really struggled in the last game against Iowa State and their defense is going to be an issue again here. Look for some really good quarterback play here for NC State and that is going to be enough for them to get the job done here. Back NC State against the spread

Shane’s Pick NC State +2.5

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