The NC State Wolfpack (5-2) hosts the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-5) on Thursday evening with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. NC State has struggled without starting quarterback Devin Leary, who started strong but is out for the season with a torn pectoral. The Wolfpack may be out of ACC contention entirely barring a few miracles.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
WR Stephen Gosnell - Probable (head)
RB Keshawn King - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Anthony Smith - Doubtful (Undisclosed)
TE Trent Pennix - Probable (wrist)
QB Devin Leary - Out for season (shoulder)
Against The Spread
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: NC State -13.5
Moneyline: NC State -540, Va. Tech +420
Opening line: NC State -13.5
Opening total: 40
Both of these teams have been very strong defensively this year while struggling with offensive production — NC State, in particular, has not found the same success with their backup as they did with Leary. I think that this becomes a field-goal heavy game as both teams lean on defensive brute force rather than offensive prowess to win.