NC State vs. Syracuse Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 15, 2021, 2:41 am

The No. 25 NC State Wolf Pack (7-3, 0-0 ACC) and their 10th-ranked run defense will host the Syracuse Orange (5-5, 0-0 ACC) featuring the fourth-ranked rushing attack on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The Orange are 11.5-point underdogs. An over/under of 50.5 points has been set for the matchup.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

NC State stats and betting info

Betting trends for NC State

  • NC State has gone 6-4-0 ATS this season.
  • The Wolf Pack have a 2-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 11.5 points or more this season.
  • In NC State’s 10 games with a set total, five have hit the over (50%).
  • This season, NC State and its opponents have combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under of 50.5 points four times.
  • This season, the average total for Wolf Pack games is 54.7 points, 4.2 more than the over/under of 50.5 points for this contest.
  • The Wolf Pack rack up 98.1 more yards per game (421.4) than the Orange allow per outing (323.3).
  • In games that NC State totals over 323.3 yards, the team is 7-3 overall.
  • The Wolf Pack have turned the ball over four more times (10 total) than the Orange have forced a turnover (6) this season.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 291.1 (2911) 19
Rush yards 130.3 (1303) 98
Points scored 32.2 (322) 41
Pass yards against 227.8 (2278) 61
Rush yards against 102.1 (1021) 10
Points allowed 18.9 (189) 14

Key players for NC State

  • Devin Leary leads NC State with 2,883 passing yards (288.3 ypg) on 247-of-377 passing with 29 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Zonovan Knight, has carried the ball 123 times for 647 yards (64.7 per game), with three touchdowns this year.
  • Emeka Emezie’s 683 receiving yards (68.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 54 receptions with four touchdowns.
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Syracuse stats and betting info

Betting trends for Syracuse

  • Syracuse is 8-2-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Orange are 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 11.5-point underdogs.
  • In Syracuse’s 10 games with a set total, four have hit the over (40%).
  • In Syracuse’s 10 games this season, four have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s point total of 50.5.
  • A difference of 0.3 points separates the average total points bet in Orange’s games (50.8 points) and this matchup’s over/under (50.5 points).
  • The Orange rack up 62.1 more yards per game (392.0) than the Wolf Pack allow (329.9).
  • In games that Syracuse piles up more than 329.9 yards, the team is 4-3.
  • This season the Orange have 10 turnovers, three fewer than the Wolf Pack have takeaways (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 155.3 (1553) 121
Rush yards 236.7 (2367) 4
Points scored 26.8 (268) 74
Pass yards against 193.9 (1939) 22
Rush yards against 129.4 (1294) 36
Points allowed 24.4 (244) 58

Key players for Syracuse

  • Garrett Shrader has been a dual threat to lead Syracuse in both passing and rushing. He has 1,165 passing yards (116.5 ypg), completing 51.6% of his passes and throwing seven touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 713 yards (71.3 ypg) on 140 carries with 13 rushing touchdowns.
  • Sean Tucker’s team-high 1,362 rushing yards (136.2 per game) have come on 220 carries, with 11 touchdowns this year. He’s also added 239 yards (23.9 per game) on 17 catches with two touchdowns.
  • Courtney Jackson’s 297 receiving yards (29.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 29 receptions with one touchdown.

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