After opening at 6.5 points, NC State has been bet to a 7.5 point favorite at the Wynn Sports Book and a 7.0 favorite at Leroyâ€™s (Link) for the upcoming battle with Conference USAâ€™s East Carolina Pirates.
The Wolfpack will bring its high powered offense and much improved defense into a rowdy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to do battle with an ECU defense that is allowing an astounding 42 points per game!
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Both the Pack and ECU have played Virginia Tech. Each team lost, but I would argue our loss was much closer a game than theirs. We lost the game in the last minutes, and ECU was out of the game after halftime.
Some things I see in ECU’s box scores:
1. Against VT (box score), ECU came out firing, but couldn’t keep it going in the second half. Sounds like VT adjusted their defense well.
2. VT scored on them the whole day – a total of 7 TDs. Our offense should have no problem putting points on the board either.
3. The box score for this game looks EXACTLY the same as the ECU loss to UNC-CH game two weeks ago.
4. Out of their 7 offensive TDs in the last 2 games, 4 have been passes of >30 yards. Don’t give up the big plays!
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