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There have already been some great college bowls played in the month of December, but the action will get better this week. On Thursday night it will be the NC State Wolfpack taking on the Kansas State Wildcats in the Pop-Tarts Bowl.
Both of these teams were able to play some solid football in their respective conferences, and each team now wants to end the year with a big win. Here is a look at the Pop-Tarts Bowl odds and some of the top NCAAF picks made on this matchup.
|NC STATE WOLFPACK vs KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
|Location of the Game: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
|Date and Time: Thursday, December 28, 5:45 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Betting Picks
|AI BETTING PICKS
|Kansas State Wildcats -2.5
After checking out the Pop-Tarts Bowl odds, there are a couple of bets that should stand out for you to make. Even though each team has had to deal with some NCAAF injuries this year, both offenses should find a way to rack up some yards in this game.
This is going to be a game in which both teams are wanting to attack, and taking the over 47.5 total points is one bet to make. NC State was in a great place in the NCAAF standings this season, and that team will play well against a great opponent in this game.
While the Wolfpack are going to be able to keep this game close, they just won’t have the defense to pull through. Bet on the Kansas State Wildcats to come away with a win to cover the spread in the Pop-Tarts Bowl.
Pop-Tarts Bowl Odds
The Pop-Tarts Bowl odds for this game are extremely tight as Kansas State is a slim 2.5-point betting favorite over NC State. Those NCAAF odds don’t always mean that a game will play out that way, but this game looks extremely competitive.
When looking at this Pop-Tarts Bowl: NC State Wolfpack vs Kansas State Wildcats matchup, you can also bet on the total number of points. If you are planning to go that route, the over/under line is sitting at 47.5 total points.
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Wolfpack Want to Defend
When making an NC State prediction this season, the Wolfpack have typically taken control of games on the defensive side of the ball. NC State has also proven that they can put points on the board, but it will be all about the defense in the Pop-Tarts Bowl.
This team went on a big run at the end of the NCAAF schedule, and it was all because the defense just started to shut down opponents. NC State is scoring just 25.7 points per game, and they aren’t going to be able to win in a shootout.
Quarterback Brennan Armstrong will be a huge key in this game and he has thrown for 1,621 yards this season, but can make plays on the ground. Even though the Wolfpack want to set the tone on defense, the offense will need to do it’s part as well.
Wildcats Can Win on Offense
The Kansas State odds to win the Big 12 Conference were in a good position all season long, but they just couldn’t get it done again. Kansas State got off to a slow start to the year, but this offense was clicking on all cylinders by the end of the regular season.
The Wildcats are averaging 37.7 points per game this season, and they are a team that can attack opponents in many different ways. Quarterback Will Howard threw for 2,643 yards during the regular season, and he has plenty of experience in big games.
Kansas State did give up some points in Big 12 Conference action this season, but they were also playing some elite offensive teams. The Wildcats should be able to get some stops in this game, but they will have to be solid on the defensive line.