Kansas State vs NC State Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/28

Kansas State vs NC State Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/28

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NCAAF Predictions: Pop-Tarts Bowl - NC State vs. Kansas State

Witness an exciting clash as the No. 19 NC State Wolfpack take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the Pop-Tarts Bowl on December 28, 2023, at 3:45 PM in Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. Delve into the in-depth analysis of this matchup:

Game Information

The Pop-Tarts Bowl is set to kick off at 3:45 PM in Camping World Stadium, with a game-time temperature of 67 degrees in Orlando, FL. ESPN/ESPN+ will provide live coverage. Kansas State is favored with a -2.5 point spread, and the Over/Under is set at 47.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

NC State Wolfpack

Quarterback B. Armstrong has contributed 1,621 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for the Wolfpack. Running back B. Armstrong has rushed for 544 yards and 6 touchdowns, while receiver K. Concepcion leads in receptions with 767 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Kansas State Wildcats

Quarterback W. Howard has amassed 2,643 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Wildcats. Running back D. Giddens has rushed for 1,075 yards and 9 touchdowns, and receiver B. Sinnott leads in receptions with 676 yards and 6 touchdowns.

 

Recent Performance

NC State Wolfpack

NC State, with a 9-3 record, enters the Pop-Tarts Bowl with recent victories against UNC, VT, and Wake Forest. The Wolfpack, led by B. Armstrong and K. Concepcion, aim to cap their stellar season with another impressive performance.

Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State, holding an 8-4 record, faced a recent loss to ISU but secured wins against Kansas, Baylor, and Houston. The Wildcats, featuring W. Howard and D. Giddens, look to conclude their season on a high note in the Pop-Tarts Bowl.

 

Prediction:

The Pop-Tarts Bowl matchup between No. 19 NC State and Kansas State is anticipated to be a closely contested game. With both teams showcasing strong offensive capabilities, the game may see moments of brilliance from quarterbacks B. Armstrong and W. Howard.

However, considering the defensive strengths and recent performances of both teams, there's a likelihood that the game will be tightly contested, leading to a lower-scoring affair. The total points scored may stay under the set line of 47.5 points, as both teams work hard to control the pace and limit scoring opportunities for their opponents.

 

Pick: Under 47.5 -105

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