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South Carolina vs North Carolina State Odds - Wilson, Wolfpack offense too much for USC

Posted by Blake Frazier on 4/18/2012 11:12:55 AM
NCAA football betsThe South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds are on the board as the first college game of the year for a second year in a row, and the dynamics of this matchup have changed. Both teams were hampered by quarterback inadequacies, but whereas South Carolina is still looking, NC State has found their stud: Russell Wilson.

South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds: NC State -4

  • WHAT: NCAA Football betting
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd – 7:00 PM ET
  • WHERE: Carter-Finley Stadium – Raleigh, NC
  • PICK: NC State -4

South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds maker breakdown: Offense

Believe it or not, but Steve Spurrier’s offense in South Carolina is still inept. Much of this year’s success is predicated on Stephen Garcia, who has struggled to find consistency. After five offensive assistants were swapped out and still no evidence of a running game, online betting handicappers aren’t predicting a spike in production from the Gamecocks offense.

The Wolfpack have plenty of optimism on offense, all of which stems from standout quarterback Russell Wilson. In his second year, Wilson is the best quarterback in the ACC and he’s backed by a talented offense. Jamlle Eugene might be one of the more underrated backs in the nation. This could be a high-scoring team this year.

Betting Edge: NC State

South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds maker breakdown: Defense

South Carolina has a defense that held opponents to 292 yards per game last year, and it should again be similar this time around, although the secondary is up for discussion. They are thin with their defensive back crop, which will get tested right away by Wilson. Otherwise, the Gamecocks are strong. Linebacker Eric Norwood will be an NFL first-round pick when he goes pro.

While NC State is strong on offense, their defense is a question mark. NCAA football betting fans might recall the auto accident with Nate Irving, which will cost NC State their top tackler for at least the first month of the season. They’ll be on the field against an SEC defense and the difference in quality will be noticeable.

Betting Edge: South Carolina

South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds maker breakdown: What’s On The Line

USC is trying to prove that they are better than a middle-tier SEC school, but they haven’t had much success so far. With a road game in Georgia upcoming, South Carolina knows that 0-2 - and lots of pressure - could follow if they can’t win in Raleigh.

For NC State, they are billed as a sexy sleeper in the ACC. There has been plenty of optimism since last November but an opening loss to South Carolina will deflate all of that hope. The good news is they are at home and have revenge from last year’s loss on their mind.

Betting Edge: NC State

South Carolina vs North Carolina State odds maker breakdown: Notable Injuries

Aside from the injury to Nate Irvine, both teams are healthy going into this game. The Wolfpack have had ample time to make up for this injury.

Betting Edge: South Carolina

South Carolina vs North Carolina State betting breakdown: Outlook and Pick

The Wolfpack are the favorite in the sportsbook and rightfully so. Since last year’s meeting, they have grown stronger and stronger while the Gamecocks are still the same inconsistent and unreliable SEC team. Bet on Russell Wilson to lead the way to victory as the Wolfpack get the win and cover.


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Blake walked onto his college football team and had a brief stint as an assistant coach after he graduated. He brings a sharp mind to the world of sports handicapping. Blake understands the nuances of the game that only someone who has played would understand. Thoughts or questions?



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