The NC State Wolf Pack are the favorites, but by less than a field goal (-1), in this year’s Holiday Bowl, where they will oppose the UCLA Bruins. The game begins at 8:00 PM ET on December 28, 2021 from Petco Park in Rancho San Diego, California. The over/under is 59.5 in the outing.
NC State vs. UCLA Predictions
NC State vs. UCLA Odds
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NC State vs. UCLA: Last 3 Games
- NC State has two wins against the spread, and is 3-0 overall, in its past three contests.
- In its past three contests, NC State has hit the over twice.
- The Wolf Pack have averaged a total of 55.3 combined points over their last three games, 4.2 less than this game’s over/under of 59.5.
- UCLA has covered the spread in its last three contests, and went 3-0 overall.
- In UCLA’s past three contests, it has hit the over twice.
- The Bruins total over the last three games is 0.8 points greater than the 59.5 over/under listed for this matchup.
NC State vs. UCLA Betting Trends
- NC State is 7-4-0 against the spread this season.
- In games this season when favored by 1 point or more, the Wolf Pack have gone 6-4 against the spread.
- NC State games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under six times out of 11 chances this season.
- The Wolf Pack are 8-2 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 80% of those games).
- NC State has not yet played as a moneyline favorite of or shorter.
- The Wolf Pack have an implied moneyline win probability of 0.0% in this contest.
- UCLA is 8-3-0 against the spread this season.
- The Bruins have a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 1-point underdogs.
- UCLA’s games have gone over the total five times out of 11 chances this year.
- The Bruins have won both games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
- UCLA has a record of 6-2, a 72.7% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of or more by oddsmakers this season.
NC State vs. UCLA: Over/Under Trends
- This season, three of NC State’s 11 games have gone over Tuesday’s total of 59.5 points.
- This season, six of UCLA’s games have finished with a combined score higher than 59.5 points.
- The point total for the game of 59.5 is 10.1 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Wolf Pack (33.1 points per game) and the Bruins (36.5 points per game).
- This matchup’s over/under is 13 fewer points than the 46.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2021.
- On average, the over/under in Wolf Pack games is 5.6 points fewer than the over/under of 59.5 points in this contest.
- A difference of 1.9 points separates the average total points bet in Bruins’ games (61.4 points) and this matchup’s over/under (59.5 points).
NC State Players to Watch
- Devin Leary has thrown for 3,433 yards (286.1 ypg) to lead NC State, completing 65.7% of his passes and collecting 35 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season.
- Zonovan Knight has carried the ball 140 times for a team-high 753 yards (62.8 per game), with three touchdowns this year.
- This season Ricky Person Jr. has racked up 636 yards (53 per game) on 135 carries with five touchdowns, while also catching 28 passes for 240 yards (20 per game) and two touchdowns.
- Emeka Emezie’s team-high 802 receiving yards (66.8 yards per game) have come on 60 receptions with six touchdowns.
- Thayer Thomas has caught 51 passes for 596 yards (49.7 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
- Devin Carter’s 31 receptions have netted him 556 yards (46.3 ypg) and six touchdowns.
UCLA Players to Watch
- Dorian Thompson-Robinson has thrown for 2,409 yards (200.8 ypg) to lead UCLA, completing 62.2% of his passes and tossing 21 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 611 rushing yards (50.9 ypg) on 130 carries with nine rushing touchdowns.
- Zach Charbonnet’s team-high 1,137 rushing yards (94.8 per game) have come on 202 carries, with 13 touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 24 catches for 197 yards (16.4 per game).
- This season Brittain Brown has piled up 102 carries for 616 yards (51.3 per game) and seven touchdowns.
- Kyle Philips’ 739 receiving yards (61.6 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 59 receptions and 10 touchdowns.
- Greg Dulcich has put together a 725-yard season so far (60.4 receiving yards per game) with five touchdowns, hauling in 42 passes.
- Chase Cota’s 18 grabs have yielded 286 yards (23.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
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