NC State Wolfpack vs. UConn Huskies Betting Lines & Preview | NCAAFB Week 1

At 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, the NC State Wolfpack play at the UConn Huskies.

The Wolfpack are very heavy favorites (currently -15.5) in their game against the Huskies, with the over/under at 48 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Wolfpack are -783 and the Huskies are +534.)

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Game Info and Betting Lines for NC State vs. UConn

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Stadium: Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
NC State vs UConn Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
NC State -15.5 -110 -110 48 -109 -111 -783 +534

NC State Betting Insights

  • NC State won four games against the spread last season, failing to cover nine times.
  • NC State covered the spread once when favored by 15.5 points or more last season (in three opportunities).
  • Last season, five NC State games went over the point total.

NC State Stats & Insights

  • Last year, NC State averaged 1.9 fewer points per game (24.3) than UConn surrendered (26.2).
  • NC State was 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 overall in games when it recorded more than 26.2 points last season.
  • NC State averaged 40.3 fewer yards per game (339.8) than UConn allowed per contest (380.1) last season.
  • NC State was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when the team picked up more than 380.1 yards last year.
  • Last season NC State ran for 55.9 fewer yards per game (113.8) than UConn allowed per contest (169.7).
  • Last year NC State had a 1-2 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record in games the team ran for more than 169.7 yards.
  • Last year NC State had 16 turnovers, six fewer than UConn had takeaways (22).

NC State’s Best Players

  • Last year Devin Leary recorded 1,265 passing yards (97.3 per game), a 61.1% completion percentage, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
  • Last season, Jordan Houston ran for 544 yards on 136 attempts (41.8 yards per game). Houston also collected 25 catches for 213 yards and one score.
  • Demie Sumo posted 305 rushing yards on 55 carries and three touchdowns last season.
  • Thayer Thomas hauled in 57 catches for 642 yards (49.4 per game) while being targeted 89 times. He also scored four touchdowns.
  • Devin Carter amassed 406 yards on 25 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 50 times, and averaged 31.2 receiving yards per game.
  • Keyon Lesane hauled in 31 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 26.3 yards per game last season.
  • Drake Thomas’ stat line last season spoke for itself with 7.5 sacks, 16.0 TFL and 81 tackles.
  • Aydan White intercepted four passes last year while also totaling 34 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.

UConn Betting Insights

  • UConn put together a 9-4-0 record against the spread last year.
  • UConn covered the spread three times last year (3-2 ATS) when playing as at least 15.5-point underdogs.
  • UConn games went over the point total four out of 13 times last season.

UConn Stats & Insights

  • UConn put up 19.4 points per game last year, comparable to the 19.2 NC State gave up.
  • When UConn put up over 19.2 points last year, it was 6-0 against the spread and 4-2 overall.
  • UConn racked up 302.9 yards per game last season, 24.0 fewer yards than the 326.9 NC State gave up per outing.
  • UConn was 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 overall when the team churned out more than 326.9 yards last year.
  • UConn rushed for 190.9 yards per game last year, 90.2 more than the 100.7 NC State allowed per contest.
  • Last season UConn had a 9-1 ATS record and a 6-4 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 100.7 yards.
  • Last season UConn had 21 turnovers, one fewer than NC State had takeaways (22).

UConn’s Best Players

  • Zion Turner threw for an average of 108.3 passing yards per outing and threw for nine touchdowns last season. In addition, he added 20.2 yards on the ground per game with one rushing touchdown.
  • Victor Rosa compiled 635 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground during last year’s campaign.
  • DeVontae Houston ran for three touchdowns on 578 yards a year ago.
  • Aaron Turner was targeted 5.5 times per game and collected 528 receiving yards and three touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Kevens Clercius collected one touchdown and had 288 receiving yards (22.2 ypg) in 2022.
  • Justin Joly averaged 19.2 receiving yards per game on two targets per game a season ago.
  • Last year Eric Watts put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 6.0 sacks, and added 4.0 TFL and 38 tackles.
  • Jackson Mitchell had a stellar defensive performance last season with 100 tackles, 7.0 TFL, four sacks, and one interception.
  • A year ago Tre Wortham collected 27 tackles and seven passes defended as well as four interceptions.

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