North Carolina State vs. Cincinnati Line at -7.5 for Thursday Night Football Game

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
North Carolina State vs. Cincinnati Line

Carrie Stroup here with your North Carolina State vs. Cincinnati betting preview.  The line on this game has only moved a half point up from -7 to -7.5 at Sportsbook.com.  The total is now 60.5 after opening at 59. 

A pair of 2-1 teams duel to kick off the weekend in college football when NC State of the ACC visits Cincinnati of the rapidly-dissolving Big East Conference.

A year ago, QB Russell Wilson shredded the Bearcats defense for 333 passing yards and 3 TD, as part of 491 total yards for the Wolfpack in a 30-19 home win. Wilson is gone, and new starting QB Mike Glennon is not the same kind of athlete, but he’s completing 64.1% of his passes and has an 8-to-1 TD/INT ratio through three games this year. Cincinnati is 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS against BCS conference opponents over the past two years. NC State is led by Tom O’Brien, who boasts a remarkable 22-11 ATS record as an underdog as the Wolfpack head coach.


Bet This Game At Sportsbook.com – Receive Up To $250 When You Join Today

State lost its only game against an FBS opponent this year, at Wake Forest 34-27. Glennon has done a good job spreading the wealth, as 10 players already have three receptions on the year, led by T.J. Graham (12 rec, 252 yards, 2 TD) and Tobias Palmer (13 rec, 170 yds, 1 TD). The Wolfpack already have seven defensive interceptions, 13 sacks (tied for 2nd in nation) and have carted a +5 turnover margin in their three contests. However gambling to force turnovers hasn’t fully worked as NC State ranks 103rd in the nation in passing defense (271 YPG).

This is good news for Cincinnati’s great quarterback Zach Collaros, who actually had a better passer efficiency rating than Wilson in last year’s meeting, completing 19-of-31 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Collaros has also started 2011 on fire, completing 43-of-69 passes for 562 yards, 7 TD and zero INT in three games this year. D.J. Woods continues to be his go-to guy, with 15 catches for 232 yards. Defensively, the Bearcats are very opportunistic, as they lead the nation with 13 takeaways, and are one of a handful of schools with only one giveaway. However, like NC State, the risk-taking nature of the secondary has led to a bunch of passing yards, as Cincy places 94th among the 120 FBS schools in passing defense (258 YPG).

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

Football News News

Ally Melendez Joins the BetOnline All Access Crew

Ally Melendez Joins the BetOnline All Access Crew

The discussion includes the Heisman hopefuls, NFL futures and much more.

2021 NFL Draft Recap

2021 NFL Draft Recap

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and the fans of 31 teams have a reason to feel optimistic about the future.The one exception being the Houston Texans, who didn’t have a pick until the third round, and then promptly used that pick to foretell even more pain for the future.

2021 Prop Bets for Rookie QB Stats and Starts, WR, RB, TE and Defensive Players

2021 Prop Bets for Rookie QB Stats and Starts, WR, RB, TE and Defensive Players

No one knows how this year’s class of rookies will impact the 2021 NFL season, but the oddsmakers have made their projections.

Following news that Aaron Rodgers is looking to get out of Green Bay, a few teams stand out as favorites for landing the marquee starting quarterback.  These include the Broncos and Raiders.

What Are The Broncos Odds of Landing Aaron Rodgers?

Aaron Rodgers made it clear last week that he wants out of Green Bay and that got oddsmakers scrambling to post odds on where he will end up next.

Draft Round 2-3 Prop Bets 2021

Draft Round 2-3 Prop Bets 2021

Following the conclusion of Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, BetOnline has created odds for OROY and DROY.