An ACC battle is on tap between the No. 24 Pittsburgh Panthers and the NC State Wolfpack at noon ET on Saturday at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is 3-0 overall and 3-0 at home, while NC State is 1-1 overall and 0-1 on the road. It's the 11th meeting between the two programs all-time and Pitt holds a 5-4-1 edge in the series, but NC State won the most recent matchup in 2017 as a 10.5-point favorite.
This season, NC State is 1-1 against the spread while Pitt is 1-1-1. The Panthers are favored by 14-points in the latest Pittsburgh vs. NC State odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 46.5. Before entering any NC State vs. Pittsburgh picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pittsburgh vs. NC State spread: Pittsburgh -14
- Pittsburgh vs. NC State over-under: 46.5 points
- Pittsburgh vs. NC State money line: Pittsburgh -600, NC State +450
What you need to know about Pittsburgh
The Panthers narrowly escaped with a win as the team squeezed past the Louisville Cardinals 23-20 last Saturday. Nobody had a standout game offensively for Pitt, but the Panthers got scores from WR Taysir Mack and WR Jordan Addison.
Starting quarterback Kenny Pickett has been efficient with the football this season, completing 66.0 percent of his passes for 712 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions. He's also been lethal with his legs, adding a couple of rushing touchdowns. The Pitt defense has been absolutely smothering on the other side of the ball, allowing just 177 yards per game and forcing eight turnovers so far.
What you need to know about NC State
Meanwhile, the night started off rough for NC State last Saturday, and it ended that way, too. The Wolfpack have to be aching after a bruising 45-24 defeat to the Virginia Tech Hokies. NC State was down 37-17 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from.
Like the Panthers, the Wolfpack didn't have any clear offensive standouts, but they got scores from a handful of players including QB Devin Leary, RB Jordan Houston and RB Ricky Person Jr.. Person and Zonovan Knight have combined for over 400 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns now on the season and they'll be key on Saturday against the stingy Pitt defense.
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