NC State vs #19 Duke Odds, and Picks (Oct 14)
- NC State escaped a shootout with Marshall, winning by a score of 48-41.
- Duke was on a bye, after taking their first defeat to Notre Dame in Week 5.
- These two teams last met on October 17, 2020, in a game NC State won 31-20.
The college football season is in full swing. Let’s preview the upcoming NC State vs Duke ACC matchup. Both of these teams are closing in on bowl eligibility, with their hopes set on something even greater.
How to Watch
- ACC Network
NC State won an exciting offensive gauntlet against Marshall, giving the Thundering Herd their first loss of the season. It was a good bounce back win for a Wolfpack team whose two losses both came against teams that are currently ranked. They’ll aim for a different result this week in their 3rd ranked matchup against Duke, seeking to remain in contention in the ACC. They’ll need their defense to bounce back here.
Duke had a week off to stew in their defeat against Notre Dame and prepare for this game. Despite the loss, the Blue Devils remain in contention. They have no ACC losses, which allows them to control their destiny in the ACC title race. Road games at #4 Florida State, #12 UNC, and #14 Louisville provide plenty of chances to build their résumé. To start, they need to get back in the win column here against NC State.
This should be a pretty competitive ACC matchup to cap off the week’s ranked games. The Wolfpack are better than they’re given credit for, and should reach bowl eligibility. That being said, they face a tough task on the road against a well-rested Duke team that is in need of a bounce back victory. I see the Blue Devils keeping it close at first, before pulling away to win by 2 scores and cover the spread in the 2nd half.
- Duke 29, NC State 20 (DUKE -3.0)