Virginia vs NC State Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/22

Virginia vs NC State Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/22

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NC State vs Virginia: College Football Preview

Get ready for an exciting college football matchup as the NC State Wolfpack take on the Virginia Cavaliers. This game is scheduled for September 22, 2023, at 4:30 PM in Charlottesville, VA, and will be broadcasted on ESPN. 


Team Analysis

NC State Wolfpack

The NC State Wolfpack enters this game with a 2-1 record and is looking to make their mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong has been at the forefront, passing for 679 yards and three touchdowns.

In their most recent game against VMI, the Wolfpack secured a commanding 45-7 victory, showcasing an explosive offense that gained 498 yards. This offensive prowess was complemented by a touchdown on an interception return and a kickoff return. The Wolfpack's offense has been consistent, averaging 31.7 points per game this season.

Defensively, NC State has shown promise, allowing an average of 306.7 total yards per game. While their pass defense has been sturdy, giving up 191.7 yards per game, their run defense has room for improvement, allowing 115.0 yards per game.


Virginia Cavaliers

The Virginia Cavaliers, on the other hand, have faced a challenging start to the season, currently standing at 0-3. Despite the winless record, they have shown offensive potential, with quarterback Anthony Colandrea passing for 652 yards and three touchdowns.

Virginia's most recent game against Maryland started promisingly, with the Cavaliers taking a 14-0 lead behind Colandrea's performance. However, they struggled in the latter part of the game, allowing Maryland to score 42 unanswered points.

Offensively, the Cavaliers have averaged 26.3 points per game, relying on their passing game, which averages 275 yards per game. Their rushing game has room for improvement, averaging 122.7 yards per game.

Defensively, Virginia has faced challenges, allowing an average of 451.7 total yards per game. Their pass defense has been vulnerable, giving up 260.7 yards per game, while their run defense allows 191.0 yards per game.



While both teams have had different starts to the season, this matchup presents an opportunity for offensive fireworks, making the over of 47.5 points an enticing bet.

NC State has showcased their offensive firepower, scoring an average of over 31 points per game. Their ability to exploit Virginia's defense, especially in the passing game, could lead to a high-scoring affair.

Virginia, despite their winless record, has shown the capability to put up points, particularly through the air. Facing NC State's defense, which has some vulnerabilities in the run game, they might find success in moving the ball and contributing to the total score.

Considering the offensive potential of both teams and the potential for a back-and-forth battle, betting on the over of 47.5 points appears to be a prudent choice for those looking to wager on this Friday night college football clash.

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Pick: Over 47.5 Points

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