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The NC State Wolf Pack (2-0) will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET.
The Wolf Pack are solid favorites (-9.5) in their game versus the Red Raiders, with the over/under being 55.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Wolf Pack are -378 and the Red Raiders are +280.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for NC State vs. Texas Tech
- Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium
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NC State Betting Insights
- NC State covered seven times in 12 matchups with a spread last season.
- NC State was favored by 9.5 points or more four times last season, and covered the spread in three of those contests.
- NC State and its opponent combined to go over the point total in seven of 12 contests last season.
NC State Stats & Insights
- NC State racked up just 2.9 more points per game (33.1) than Texas Tech gave up (30.2) last year.
- NC State was 4-3 against the spread and 6-1 overall last season when the team scored over 30.2 points.
- Texas Tech had a 5-3 record against the spread and a 5-3 record overall in games when it allowed opponents to score fewer than 33.1 points last year.
- NC State collected 414.4 yards per game last year, just 8.7 more than the 405.7 Texas Tech allowed per contest.
- NC State was 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 overall when the team totaled more than 405.7 yards last season.
- In games Texas Tech limited its opponents to less than 414.4 yards last season, it had a 4-2 record ATS and a 5-1 record overall.
- Last season NC State piled up 126.0 yards per game on the ground, 12.2 fewer than Texas Tech allowed per contest (138.2).
- When NC State rushed for more than 138.2 yards last year, it had a 3-1 ATS record and a 4-0 overall record.
- Texas Tech was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 126.0 rushing yards last season.
- NC State turned the ball over 11 times last year, four fewer than Texas Tech forced turnovers (15).
NC State’s Best Players
- Devin Leary put up a passing stat line last year of 3,433 yards with a 65.7% completion rate (283-for-431), 35 touchdowns, five interceptions, and an average of 286.1 yards per game.
- Zonovan Knight racked up 753 rushing yards (62.8 per game) and three touchdowns last year.
- Ricky Person Jr. churned out 636 yards on 135 carries (53.0 yards per game), with five rushing touchdowns last season. He was also successful in the air, catching 28 passes for 240 yards (20.0 per game) and two TDs.
- Emeka Emezie collected 60 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 95 times, and averaged 66.8 yards per game.
- Thayer Thomas tacked on 596 yards on 51 grabs with eight touchdowns. He was targeted 67 times, and averaged 49.7 receiving yards per game.
- Devin Carter grabbed 31 passes for 556 yards and six touchdowns, putting up 46.3 yards per game last season.
- Last season Vi Jones stacked up 6.0 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 30 tackles.
- Drake Thomas’ stat line last year included 80 tackles, 8.0 TFL, six sacks, and three interceptions.
Texas Tech Betting Insights
- Texas Tech won seven games against the spread last year, failing to cover six times.
- Texas Tech covered the spread three times last year (3-2 ATS) when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs.
- Texas Tech games hit the over five out of 13 times last season.
Texas Tech Stats & Insights
- Texas Tech put up 10.6 more points per game (30.3) than NC State gave up (19.7) last season.
- When Texas Tech recorded over 19.7 points last year, it was 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
- NC State had a 7-3 record against the spread and a 9-1 record overall in games when it surrendered fewer than 30.3 points last year.
- Texas Tech racked up 84.6 more yards per game (416.2) than NC State gave up per outing (331.6) last season.
- When Texas Tech picked up more than 331.6 yards last year, the team was 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
- When NC State held its opponents to fewer than 416.2 yards last year, it had a 6-2 record ATS and a 6-2 record overall.
- Last season Texas Tech racked up 159.8 rushing yards per game, 35.8 more than NC State allowed per outing (124.0).
- When Texas Tech ran for more than 124.0 yards last season it compiled a 4-4 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record.
- NC State was 5-4 against the spread and 6-3 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 159.8 rushing yards last year.
- Texas Tech turned the ball over 20 times last year, five more turnovers than NC State forced (15).
Texas Tech’s Best Players
- Henry Colombi connected on 64.2% of his passes to throw for 1,291 yards and five touchdowns last season.
- Tahj Brooks racked up seven rushing touchdowns on 44.6 yards per game last season.
- Last season SaRodorick Thompson rushed for 528 yards. He also scored 10 total touchdowns.
- Erik Ezukanma averaged 54.3 receiving yards and racked up four receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
- Kaylon Geiger collected one touchdown and had 550 receiving yards (42.3 ypg) in 2021.
- Myles Price grabbed 35 passes on his way to 494 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
- Last year Tyree Wilson put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 7.0 sacks, and added 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
- Colin Schooler had an impactful defensive performance last season with 94 tackles, 5.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
- A year ago Dadrion Taylor tallied 43 tackles and four passes defended as well as three interceptions.