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East Carolina at NC State 12/1/18 - NCAA Football Picks & Predictions

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Game NC State Wolfpack vs East Carolina Pirates
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
Latest odds
NCST -24 Total 60
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The N.C. State Wolfpack head back home to finish up their regular season against the East Carolina Pirates. The Wolfpack are 8-3 on the season and have won two straight games. N.C. State are 3rd in the ACC Atlantic and are 5-1 on their home field. The Wolfpack last played the Pirates in 2016 when they lost 33-30.

The Wolfpack beat the Tarheels last week on the road in overtime. N.C. State is is led by QB Ryan Finley who did not throw for a touchdown in last weeks win but had an interception. Running back Reggie Gallaspy rushed for 129 yards on 27 carries and had 5 touchdowns. Gallaspy has 7 touchdowns over the last two weeks.
The East Carolina Pirates got blown out last week in Cincinnati 56-6 and now have another tough road test ahead of them. The Pirates are 3-8 on the season and are 5th in the AAC East. East Carolina is 0-4 on the road this season and are just 1-7 in Conference games.

QB Holton Ahlers struggled last week completing just 8 of his 22 throws. Ahlers has 5 touchdowns over the last two weeks with just 1 interception. Running back Trace Christian was held to only 25 yards after rushing for 102 yards the week before.

Recent Betting Trends

Pirates are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games.

Wolfpack are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in December.
Over is 10-4 in Pirates last 14 non-conference games.
Over is 6-0 in Wolfpack last 6 games in December.

Free Pick:
N.C. State Wolfpack -24

The Pirates have just not been competitive for most of the season and will be outmatched again in this one. The Pirates are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and are 14-40 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Wolfpack are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in December. Final Score Prediction, NC State wins and covers ATS 47-17.

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