NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech
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The NC State Wolfpack will take on the South Florida Bulls at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Carter-Finley Stadium. Both teams are looking to get the new season started with a victory. The Wolfpack are 6-1 in their last seven games played in Week 1. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 0-6 in their last six games on the road. 

The Wolfpack are favored by 18.5-points in the latest NC State vs. South Florida odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 59. Before entering any South Florida vs. NC State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on NC State vs. South Florida. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for NC State vs. South Florida:

  • NC State vs. South Florida spread: NC State -18.5
  • NC State vs. South Florida over-under: 59 points
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What to know about the NC State Wolfpack

NC State was on the positive side of .500 (8-4) last season and is hoping to kick off an even more successful year. The Wolfpack won four of their last five games last season, and they'll enter Thursday's contest confident they can secure the victory at home. That's because NC State is 6-1 straight up in its last even games against AAC opponents. 

The Wolfpack will lean heavily on running back Zonovan Knight. The sophomore recorded 143 rushing attempts for 788 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 2020 and he'll be a major factor in NC State's offense in 2021.

What to know about the South Florida Bulls

South Florida is coming off of an uninspired 1-8 record last season and the Bulls have set their aspirations much higher this year. Head coach Jeff Scott will look to turn his program around and it starts on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulls gave up an average of 39.9 points per game last season, which ranked last in the AAC. 

Cade Fortin takes over at quarterback and he'll lean on junior running back Kelley Joiner Jr., who led the team in rushing last season. The Bulls are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games played on a Thursday. 

How to make NC State vs. South Florida picks

The model has simulated NC State vs. South Florida 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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