Miami Hurricanes at NC State Wolfpack

No. 11 Miami (5-1) at NC State (4-2)


The Hurricanes have won two in a row after their loss at No. 1 Clemson while the Wolfpack churned out three wins in a row before losing at North Carolina. The Hurricanes hold a 9-5-1 lead in the series and are 3-1 in Raleigh.

Vs. The Spread

Both teams come into the game at 4-2 vs. The Spread. Miami covered it’s first three outings, but has lost two of the last three vs. the number. The Wolfpack covered three in a row before losing by 27 to North Carolina as the Pack was only a 14-point underdog.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Miami -10 (-116) -370 O 59 (-110)
NC State +10 (-104) +300 U 59 (-110)

Last Week

The Hurricanes took a bye week after a less than enthusiastic 19-14 home win vs. Virginia. D’Eriq King came up strong in passing for 322 yards against a thin Virginia secondary. His favorite receiver was Mike Harley who had 10 catches for 170 yards and a touchdown. The Wolfpack gave up 572 total yards in their 48-21 loss at North Carolina.

Storm Surge

Miami’s offense could run up numbers against a Wolfpack defense that has been ravaged for 477 yards per game. King should be able to find Harley repeatedly in this game as Harley, Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins look for big nights in the passing game. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has done a stellar job of getting the Hurricanes offense untracked as the balance with the running game behind Cam’Ron Harris and King makes Miami tough to scheme. Lashlee uses tight ends Brebin Jordan and Will Mallory liberally in the passing attack.

Pack Facts

Freshman Bailey Hockman gets the call at quarterback due to the injury to Devin Leary. He will see a stingy Hurricanes defense that has only given up three touchdowns in it’s last two games. Hockman has been sacked seven times and has thrown four interceptions. It’s a Friday night at home, so road teams sometimes struggle getting out of the shoot not he road on Thursdays and Fridays

Betting Predictions

Winner: Miami 37, NC State (+10) 29
Over-under: The over is definitely the play here so over 59 should be an easy number with the potential for the Miami offense to put up points.

The Bets
NC State +10
Over 59
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