East Carolina at NC State 12/1/18 - NCAA Football Picks & Predictions
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East Carolina Pirates vs. NC State Wolfpack
CFB: 12:00 PM EST
Dec. 01, 2018
Latest Odds : NCST -24 Total 60
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 Betting 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.