Texas Tech vs NC State Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 3 Game on FanDuel

Texas Tech vs NC State prediction, odds and betting trends for Week 3 NCAA college football game.
Texas Tech vs NC State prediction, odds and betting trends for Week 3 NCAA college football game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Texas Tech vs NC State Week 3 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) vs. No. 16 NC State Wolfpack (2-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue:  Carter-Finley Stadium -- Raleigh, NC
Coverage: ESPN2

Week 3 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big 12/ACC matchup between a pair of 2-0 teams. This No. 16-ranked Wolfpack vs Red Raiders contest is expected to be a shootout.

Texas Tech vs NC State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TT: (+315) | NCST: (-410)
Spread: TT: +10.5 (-115) | NCST: -10.5 (-105)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

NC State is a double-digit favorite of -10.5 points and -410 on the moneyline. This 7:00 p.m. ET feature on ESPN2 has a total of 55.5, which is right around average.

Texas Tech vs NC State Prediction & Pick

Texas Tech is coming off a thrilling 33-30 overtime win over a ranked Houston squad. It was the Red Raiders' first regular-season victory over a ranked non-conference opponent since 1989, and they did it without QB Tyler Shough, who was lost for the season with a shoulder injury during the team's season opener. Backup QB Donovan Smith has stepped up in his absence, though, throwing for 571 yards and six touchdowns in two games thus far.

Now TT plays their road opener against No. 16 NC State, which has pro prospect and preseason ACC Player of the Year Devin Leary at quarterback. The junior is off to a hot start this year after putting up big numbers last year, passing for 449 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception so far.

Coming off a massive 55-3 win over Charleston Southern last week, the Wolfpack appear to be firing on all cylinders and should benefit from home-field advantage here.

Final Score Prediction: NC State: 37 | Texas Tech: 23

Texas Tech vs NC State Betting Trends

  • Texas Tech is 4-2 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games.
  • Texas Tech is 2-14 SU in their last 16 road games.
  • NC State is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
  • NC State is 11-0 SU in their last 11 home games.

Texas Tech vs NC State Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

NC State's defense has been sharp in the early going, yielding just 23 points total in its first two games of the season. Now they get a tougher test vs Texas Tech and the Air-Raid offense.

The Wolfpack are still the more complete and balanced team, however, and NC State has not lost at home in nearly two years. Tech will need to create turnovers and big-play strikes on offense, but NC State can open up the offense this week against a Red Raiders defense that annually allows 30+ points per game.

Bet: Under NC State -10.5 (-105)

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