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    At Truist Field on Saturday, the NC State Wolfpack (6-3) face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-5).

    The Demon Deacons are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Wolfpack (with an over/under of 44.5 points).

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    Game Info for NC State vs. Wake Forest

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: The CW
    • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Truist Field
    NC State vs Wake Forest Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    NC State -2.5 -110 -110 44.5 -110 -110 -135 +113

    NC State Pick Insights

    • NC State has gone 3-4-1 ATS this season.
    • NC State has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • In NC State’s eight games with a set total, two have hit the over (25%).

    NC State Stats & Insights

    • NC State has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking 20th-worst with 318.3 yards per game. The defensive unit is ranked 33rd in the FBS (331.8 yards allowed per game).
    • NC State is totaling 24.7 points per game on offense, which ranks them 83rd in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 34th, giving up 20.9 points per game.
    • While NC State’s pass defense ranks 52nd with 221.1 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking 24th-worst (187.8 passing yards per game).
    • NC State ranks 97th in rushing yards this season (130.6 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 110.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, NC State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking ninth-best by surrendering a 29% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 83rd (37.5% third-down conversion rate).
    • NC State ranks 26th in college football with a +5 turnover margin after forcing 18 turnovers (10th in the FBS) and committing 13 (75th in the FBS).

    NC State’s Best Players

    • Brennan Armstrong has been a dual threat for NC State so far this season. He has 971 passing yards, completing 58.8% of his passes and throwing five touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 337 yards (37.4 ypg) on 81 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Michael Allen has carried the ball 51 times for 250 yards (27.8 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Kevin Concepcion’s 554 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 75 times and has totaled 47 receptions and six touchdowns.
    • Terrell Timmons Jr. has grabbed 11 passes while averaging 21.7 yards per game.
    • Bradley Rozner has compiled 14 grabs for 145 yards, an average of 16.1 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Davin Vann leads the team with 6.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Payton Wilson, NC State’s top tackler, has 101 tackles, seven TFL, four sacks, and two interceptions this year.
    • Aydan White has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 23 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and three passes defended to his name.

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

    • Wake Forest is 4-4-0 against the spread this year.
    • Wake Forest is a 2-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of Wake Forest’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (25%).

    Wake Forest Pick Insights

    • Wake Forest ranks 97th with 348.9 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 65th with 371.4 total yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Wake Forest is posting 22.1 points per contest on offense this season (103rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 24.4 points per contest (61st-ranked) on defense.
    • Wake Forest is posting 204.1 passing yards per game on offense this season (95th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 237.3 passing yards per game (86th-ranked) on defense.
    • Wake Forest is putting up 144.8 rushing yards per game on offense this season (81st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 134.1 rushing yards per contest (50th-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive perspective, Wake Forest is generating a 35.7% third-down conversion percentage (101st-ranked). It ranks 44th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (36.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • Wake Forest owns a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 22nd-worst at -5.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Mitch Griffis has put up 1,520 passing yards, or 168.9 per game, so far this season. He has completed 59.3% of his passes and has tossed nine touchdowns with eight interceptions. He’s also contributed on the ground with 15.2 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner two times.
    • The team’s top rusher, Demond Claiborne, has carried the ball 129 times for 574 yards (63.8 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Justice Ellison has piled up 447 yards (on 93 attempts).
    • Jahmal Banks’ 528 receiving yards (58.7 yards per game) are a team high. He has 47 catches on 73 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Taylor Morin has put up a 449-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 31 passes on 49 targets.
    • Ke’Shawn Williams’ 46 targets have resulted in 31 grabs for 337 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jasheen Davis paces the team with six sacks, and also has six TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Malik Mustapha is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 53 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • DaShawn Jones has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 33 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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