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Miami vs. NC State Prediction, Preview, Spread

Looking for a Miami vs. NC State preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the ACC matchup.

Saturday, Nov. 19, the Miami Hurricanes take on the NC State Wolfpack. The game, to be played at Carter-Finley Stadium, is slated for a 12:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Miami vs. NC State preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Miami wins the matchup between the two teams 64.4% of the time. The spread also favors the Hurricanes.

Spread: Miami -3

Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

Miami vs. NC State preview:

It’s been a streaky season for the Hurricanes. They opened with four straight wins against Florida A&M, Florida International, Appalachian State, and Georgia Tech. Then Miami dropped four straight, starting with a loss to in-state rival Florida State, and then continuing with North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame. The Hurricanes got back on track with a big 51-28 win over Pitt two weeks ago and rattled off another win last weekend against Virginia

NC State started off the season with a 4-1 record, but did not have any quality wins in that five game stretch. The Wolfpack’s best win on the season came in a 33-16 win over Wake Forest, who sits at 6-4 on the season. However, after that 4-1 opening, NC State lost four straight, including losses to Clemson, Louisville, and Florida State. The Wolfpack got back on track last week with a win over Syracuse.

The Hurricanes and Wolfpack have played 14 times in history, with the Hurricanes holding an 8-5-1 advantage.

Miami vs. NC State prediction:

The Hurricanes have looked great the past two weeks with wins over Pitt and Virginia. Can they continue the streak against NC State? Very simply, yes.

Despite NC State success against the run this year, the Wolfpack are in trouble. Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is one of the best in the country, and he'll prove it against NC State throwing for over 300 yards.

Miami 34, NC State 20