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How and what to watch for Georgia Tech vs. NC State

The Wolfpack are on a three-game winning streak late in the season and will look to make it four when hosting the Jackets in Raleigh.

Malik Dunlap of the North Carolina State Wolfpack reacts after stopping Dyami Brown of the North Carolina Tar Heels short of the goal line during their game at Kenan Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels won 48-21. Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the NC State Wolfpack both got to celebrate respective victories last week, and will strive to do the same when meeting each other in Raleigh on Saturday.

Playing their first game in a month, Georgia Tech sprung out and hammered Duke for a 56-33 blowout victory, posting two touchdowns in each quarter of play. Promising young quarterback Jeff Sims had a promising day both through the air and on the ground. But the story was the Tech defense forcing five turnovers, holding the Blue Devils to just 7-of-20 on third and fourth downs and rendering Duke’s their rushing attack virtually useless on just 1.7 yards per carry.

Despite suffering six sacks, a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a safety, Wolfpack QB Bailey Hockman and his teammates powered through for a 36-29 win over Syracuse. Hockman played the best game of his young career, going 23-of-31 through the air for 313 yards, four touchdowns and one pick. NC State managed to survive a late comeback attempt and secure their third straight victory when Cuse QB Rex Culpepper inexplicably spiked the ball on fourth down with the Orange in the redzone looking to tie the game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Georgia Tech vs. NC State on Saturday, December 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET on the ACC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Georgia Tech vs. NC State (-6.5)
Point Total: 59.5
Money line: Georgia Tech (+175) vs. NC State (-215)

  • Georgia Tech covered as a 2.5 point underdog in last year’s matchup between the two schools. The OVER of 46.5 hit in a Georgia Tech 28-26 victory.
  • NC State is 6-4 against the spread this season. The OVER has hit in seven of their contests.
  • Georgia Tech is 4-4 against the spread this season. The OVER has hit in six of their contests.
  • NC State is 20-20 against the spread as a home favorite under Dave Doeren (since 2012).

Betting splits

Georgia Tech: (87% of handle, 36% percent of bets)
NC State: (13% of handle, 64% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Georgia Tech losses haven’t been close this season with each of the Jackets’ defeats coming by at least 17 points. With NC State rolling late into the season, expect them to clear a touchdown spread at home.

Pick: NC State (-6.5)

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