The No. 14 NC State Wolfpack will be looking to bounce back from a 30-20 loss to No. 5 Clemson when they host the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday night. NC State won its first four games of the season before losing to the Tigers last week. Florida State is coming off its first loss of the season as well, dropping a 31-21 final to then-No. 22 Wake Forest.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Wolfpack are favored by 3.5 points in the latest NC State vs. Florida State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 52. Before making any Florida State vs. NC State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- NC State vs. Florida State spread: NC State -3.5
- NC State vs. Florida State over/under: 52 points
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Why NC State can cover
NC State is coming off its first loss of the season, but it came in a tough trip to No. 5 Clemson last week. The Wolfpack have been outstanding at home this year, picking up double-digit wins over Charleston Southern, Texas Tech and UConn. Junior quarterback Devin Leary has thrown for 1,135 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, while sophomore running back Demie Sumo-Karngbaye has rushed for 262 yards and three scores on 44 carries.
The Wolfpack have dominated this series in recent years, winning four of the last five meetings. They went to Tallahassee and picked up a 28-14 win last year, and they are only 3.5-point favorites at home this year. NC State is riding a 13-game home winning streak, while Florida State is 3-14 in its last 17 road games.
Why Florida State can cover
Leary said his team felt "heartbroken" following the loss to Clemson last week, so there could be an emotional letdown this week. The Wolfpack had aspirations of winning the division this season, but that is unlikely to happen following that result. Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis has thrown for 1,226 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception.
Running back Treshaun Ward is averaging 6.5 yards per carry while rushing for 437 yards and three touchdowns. The Seminoles also have a pair of defensive standouts in Jammie Robinson (team-high 34 tackles) and defensive end Jared Verse (four sacks). Florida State has covered the spread in six of its last eight games, while NC State has covered twice in its last six contests.
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