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NC State vs Mississippi State Pick

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North Carolina State will not have to travel far for its 29th postseason appearance as it is playing in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. The Wolfpack will square off against a Mississippi State team making a school-record sixth straight bowl appearance and trying to win nine games for the second straight year for the first time in school history.
Players to watch
Wolfpack tight end Jaylen Samuels has 64 catches, the most in the country by a tight end, for a team-high 599 yards and seven touchdowns. The sophomore has a touchdown in four of his last five games and has also rushed for 315 yards this season.
Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott has accounted for 26 touchdowns over the last six games and is averaging 343.3 yards per game of total offense over that span. The senior is one of four players in FBS history to pass for 60 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns in his career.
Key Stats
North Carolina State is 3-2 all-time against Mississippi State with the last meeting coming in 1994.
The Wolfpack, playing in their 11th bowl game since 2000, are 7-3 in their last 10 postseason appearances.
North Carolina State forced 14 turnovers over its final four games after gaining seven takeaways through its first eight games.
Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett and Prescott are two of four quarterbacks with four or fewer interceptions this season.
Mississippi State is 10-8 in bowl games.
Bulldogs wide receiver Fred Ross has at least 100 receiving yards in a school-record four straight games; the junior needs 103 receiving yards to break Mississippi State’s single-season record.
Mississippi State has outscored opponents 96-34 in the fourth quarter of games this season.
College Football Odds

Wolfpack vs Bulldogs Betting Trends

North Carolina State:
Team record: 7-5 SU,6-6 ATS
North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games

Mississippi State:
Team record: 8-4 SU,7-5 ATS
Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Belk Bowl Prediction

Mississippi State 34 – NC State 21

College Football Odds

Belk Bowl Pick: Bulldogs -6.5