7:35 pm
November 13

#21 North Carolina State @ #13 Wake Forest

Who will WIN this matchup?

#21 North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-2)

@ #13 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-1)


Current odds:

North Carolina State Wolfpack: (+100)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons: (-120)


The spread for the game is Wake Forest by 1 point.

The No. 12 Demon Deacons (8-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off their first loss of the season. No. 16 NC State (7-2, 4-1) can take control of the Atlantic Division by winning this road game.

A Wake Forest victory would mean it would advance to the ACC championship game with a victory next week at Clemson or in the regular-season finale at Boston College. NC State goes to the ACC title game as the Atlantic Division representative by defeating Wake Forest and then topping Syracuse and North Carolina (or with defeating one of those teams with another Wake Forest loss). Clemson could factor in as well, but that would require two Wake Forest losses and two NC State defeats.

This will be the 115th meeting between the in-state foes, though just the second time both have been ranked. The Wolfpack won the first such matchup in 1992. “Bouncing back from a loss, the adversity and not playing well on defense again,” Clawson said, referring to last week’s 58-55 loss to North Carolina in a non-league collision between ACC members. “Those are the real problems we have to fix. We’re facing adversity for the first time this season. Everything we did is fixable.”

Since 2001, NC State is 2-8 in road games vs. Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are ranked for just the fifth time when facing NC State. Wake Forest is 1-2-1 in previous such matchups.

StreakSmarter Pick
#13 Wake Forest Demon Deacons