Texas Tech Red vs NC State Odds & Predictions

by | Sep 13, 2022 | cfb

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs NC State Wolfpack

Date: Saturday, September 17th

Location: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

TV: ESPN2

Point Spread: TT +10.0/NCST -10.0 (Make T. Tech a +30 underdog by inserting them in a massive 20 point college football teaser at Wagerweb Sportsbook!)

Money Line: Red Raiders +298 / Wolfpack -409

Over/Under: 55.5

RECENT FORM

This season, the Red Raiders have an overall record of 2-0 and have yet to play a game in the
Big 12. For the year, the Red Raiders posted a .500 record on the road, going 3-3. In their last
3 away games, they went 2-1-0 against the spread.

In their previous game, Texas Tech knocked off Houston by a score of 33-30. However, grabbing
the home win, Red Raiders did not cover the spread, as they were 3.5-point favorites. The team
finished the game by throwing for 2 touchdown passes. Overall, the Red Raiders had 351 passing
yards on a completion percentage of 61.0%. The team ended the game with 2 rushing touchdowns,
along with a total of 117 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Donovan Smith comes in the game having completed 50 of 74 passes for a passer
rating of 100.73. Overall, he has a total of 572 passing yards. Through the air, the team will be
looking for a big game from leading receiver Jerand Bradley. On the season, he has caught 12 for
158 yards. The top option in the run game for the team is Tahj Brooks, who has carried the ball
24 times for a total of 130 yards.

So far, the Wolfpack have an overall record of 2-0 and have not played a game in the Atlantic
Coast. Last year, the Wolfpack were an above .500 team at home, going 7-0. Across their last 3
home games, they had an ATS record of 1-2-0.

The Wolfpack head into this week’s game looking to pick up another win after they most
recently defeated Charleston Southern by a score of 55-3. In the win, NC State completed 57.5% of
their 40 passes, 5 of which resulted in touchdowns. The team ended the game with 2 rushing
touchdowns, along with a total of 217 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Devin Leary comes in the game having completed 33 of 58 passes for a passer rating
of 103.3. Thayer Thomas leads the team’s receiving corps with 6 catches for a total of 72 yards.
The Red Raiders have turned to running back Demie Sumo-Karngbaye a total of 21 times for a total
of 149 rushing yards.

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BETTING TRENDS

Over their last 10 games, the Red Raiders have covered the spread at a rate of 50.0%. In these
games, they posted a straight-up mark of 5-5-0. The team’s average scoring differential was 3.4,
as they averaged 31.2 points per game. Defensively, they allowed an average of 27.8. Their last
10 over-under record is 4-5-1.

NC State have gone 8-2-0 over their last 10 contests, including posting an ATS record 5-5-0.
On offense, the team averaged 34.6 points per game while allowing 20.7. Their over-under mark
(last 10) is 6-4-0.

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KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

So far, the Red Raiders are averaging 48.0 points per game on offense, which is good for 12th
most in college football.

In the passing game, the Red Raiders are currently one of the leading groups in the country,
at 411.5 yards per game through the air. This week, the Red Raiders will be facing an NC State
defense that is ranked 120th in pass yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 411.5
yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

So far, the Texas Tech offense is averaging just 125.0 yards per game on the ground. This
production has come on an average of 36.5 rush attempts per game (70th). This week, the Red
Raiders will be facing an NC State defense ranked 51st in rush yards allowed per game. This year,
they have averaged 133.0 yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

Going into the game, the Red Raiders’ defensive unit is 50th in the NCAA in points allowed per
game at 20.0.

Heading into the game, the Wolfpack are ranked 41st in points per game.

This season, the Wolfpack have struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just
266.0 passing yards per game. This week, the Wolfpack will be facing a Texas Tech defense that is
ranked 117th in pass yards allowed per game. This year, they are averaging 266.0 yards per game
when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

So far, the NC State offense is averaging just 175.0 yards per game on the ground. This
production has come on an average of 37.0 rush attempts per game (61st). This week, the Wolfpack
will be facing a Texas Tech defense that is 29th in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they
have averaged 133.0 yards per game when facing top 25 rush defenses.

The Wolfpack will look to once again play well defensively, as they are currently 23rd in
points allowed at 11.5 points per game allowed.

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