As you most definitely know, FSU didn’t exactly hang with Clemson, let alone cover the spread. The Seminoles will have to stay within a mere touchdown to cover against North Carolina State this Saturday, as the opening line from Las Vegas has the ’Noles as a 6.5 point underdog against the Wolfpack.
The real bad news— as if that was in short supply this season: the game will be played at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium, which has been a veritable crime scene for FSU hopes over the years. The Wolfpack having home-advantage gains them about 3 points, meaning Vegas sees them as a 3.5-point favorite on a neutral field.
NCSU started the season 6-0 before losing its last two games, both road contests, against Clemson and Syracuse. In that pair of contests, the Wolfpack has surrendered a combined 92 points. It’s struggling defensively, but exceptional QB Ryan Finley can still put points on the board.