The NC State Wolfpack football program boasts a rich history in college football, with five ACC championships to their name, most recently in 1979. More recently, they finished in the top 25 in the final AP poll in 2017 and 2018.
When legal sports betting lands in North Carolina, Wolfpack fans will have moneylines, point spreads, and over/unders to bet on for every NC State football game. Depending on the final regulations, they could also have prop bets to consider.
That could still be a season away, as the legislature legalized online sports betting in June but the launch window runs from Jan. 8 to June 14, 2024.
See below for the latest NC State football odds, plus the top online sportsbooks to find them.
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Where can you bet on the NC State Wolfpack?
All three retail sportsbooks in North Carolina have odds on professional and college games, including the NCAAF. So, you can bet on the NC State Wolfpack in person at any of these venues.
You’ll get the best bang for your buck at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. As promising as Catawba Two Kings Casino‘s new sportsbook might look, it still can’t compete with Caesars, one of the nation’s top gambling operators.
Competitive odds are Caesars’ calling card. Whether it’s their mobile app or their land-based sportsbook, they consistently offer the best lines for NFL and NCAAF games.
Online sportsbooks in NC
Online sports betting in North Carolina became legal on June 14, when Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 347. The bill allows for 12 online sportsbooks and provides for expanded horse-race betting.
However, North Carolinians will still have a wait before they can place their first mobile bets. The legislature has set the launch window for online sports betting to some time between Jan. 8 and June 14, 2024.
Once given a chance, many of the industry’s most elite sportsbooks are expected to rush to North Carolina. The probable lineup includes DraftKings North Carolina, BetMGM North Carolina, FanDuel NC, and Caesars Sportsbook NC, which already has a presence on the ground.
These brands all take bets on NCAAF. Regarding NC State Wolfpack’s odds to win the NCAA championship, Caesars currently leads the pack at +250000, but these lines will fluctuate as the season progresses. You can bet with the Caesars online sportsbook from neighboring Virginia or Tennessee.
Retail sportsbooks in NC
The best NC State Wolfpack odds can be found at the two tribal casinos that run Caesars sportsbooks. Both Harrah’s North Carolina properties are located in the Western part of the state, 220+ miles from Charlotte and Raleigh. Here are the exact addresses:
- Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River: 777 Casino Pkwy, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort: 777 Casino Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719, United States
How to Bet on NC State in North Carolina
For the time being, the only way to legally bet on the NC State Wolfpack team in North Carolina is in-person at one of the three brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. Note that they aren’t particularly close to major population centers in the state, so you could be in for a long drive.
When you get to the sportsbook, you can use the self-service terminals to place bets. You only have to select your wager, type in the stake, and enter the stake amount (via cash or card) to print the slip.
What’s more, you may be able to find some North Carolina sports betting bonuses at Caesars Sportsbooks onsite at Harrah’s casinos and pick up some loyalty benefits if you play there frequently.
Top ways to bet on NC State football
If you’re an NC State Wolfpack football fan looking to place some bets, there are several types of bets to consider. Here are four popular bet types available for NC State fans:
What is the NC State football moneyline?
A simple bet where you pick the winner of a game between two teams.
You get paid based on your bet amount and the odds when confirming your bet slip. Every sportsbook offers moneyline bets, and odds can vary from one sportsbook to another.
Here’s an example of what an NC State moneyline bet might look like:
|NC State Wolfpack||-140|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||+120|
In this example, the team with negative odds is the favorite, while the team with positive odds is the predicted underdog.
What is the NC State football point spread?
A popular type of bet in college football, point spread bets offer several predicted points the favorite will win by. A point spread bet may look like this:
|NC State Wolfpack||-3.5 (-110)|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||+3.5 (-110)|
In this example, the Wolfpack must win by at least four points for a bet on their side to pay out.
NC State football totals bets
Totals bets, or over/under bets, let you bet on the total number of points that oddsmakers predict the two teams will combine to score. A totals bet may look like this:
In this example, the two teams must combine to score 49 points or more for the over to be the successful side on the bet. For the under to pay out, the total must be 48 or lower.
College football prop bets
Prop betting offers a wide variety of bets, from over/under style bets to situational bets to exotic bets.
Prop bets can be found in most sportsbooks, and bettors can shop around to find the sportsbook with the prop bets that suit their needs. Here is an example of a NC State Wolfpack prop bet:
Will the NC State Wolfpack score first in the game?
- Yes (-110) or No (-110)
NC State Wolfpack futures odds
A futures bet is a wager on an outcome that will be decided down the road. Individual player awards, seasonal milestones, division winners, and championship winners fall under this category, along with a few other markets.
NCAAF and major sports attract massive betting interest. To meet the growing demand, some sportsbooks get creative with their offerings. As a result, you may come across unique options like NC State draft odds or NC State odds of making the playoffs.
As for NCAAF, the selection doesn’t go beyond championship winner odds. You may also find conference winner odds at some books.
Here are the current NC State Wolfpack playoff odds at BetMGM and Caesars, two of the industry’s top-rated sportsbooks.
|NC State NCAA National Championship 2022/23 odds||+250000 (Caesars Sportsbook NC)|
|To win the ACC conference||+15000 (BetMGM Sportsbook NC)|
NC State Wolfpack football coaching staff
Here is a list of the current coaching staff for the NC State Wolfpack football team, as well as a history of the program’s head coaches.
- Head coach: Dave Doeren
- Associate head coach and offensive coordinator: Tim Beck
- Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach: Tony Gibson
- Special teams coordinator and safeties coach: Todd Goebbel
- Defensive line coach: Charley Wiles
- Offensive line coach: John Garrison
- Tight ends coach: Eddie Faulkner
- Wide receivers coach: George McDonald
- Running backs coach: Aaron Henry
- Cornerbacks coach: Chris Hawkins
- Director of strength and conditioning: Dantonio Burnette
Here is a list of the NC State Wolfpack head coaches since the program was first started:
- Dave Doeren (2013-present)
- Tom O’Brien (2007-2012)
- Chuck Amato (2000-2006)
- Mike O’Cain (1993-1999)
- Dick Sheridan (1986-1992)
- Monte Kiffin (1980-1982)
- Bo Rein (1976-1979)
- Lou Holtz (1972-1975)
- Al Michaels (1968-1971)
- Earle Edwards (1954-1970)
- Beattie Feathers (1944-1945)
- Doc Newton (1928-1933)
- Tally Ho Thompson (1919-1922)
NC State Wolfpack home stadium
The NC State Wolfpack play their home games at Carter-Finley Stadium, located on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Address: 4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
- Owner: North Carolina State University
- Operator: North Carolina State University Athletics
- Capacity: 57,583
- Record attendance: 60,050 (vs. Florida State, September 27, 2014)
- Opened: October 8, 1966
- Construction cost: $3.7 million ($30 million in 2021 dollars)
How to watch and listen to NC State Wolfpack football games
If you’re a fan of NC State Wolfpack football, you have several options for watching and listening to their games. Here are some of the best ways to tune in:
- ACC Network
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
- PlayStation Vue
- WRAL 101.5 FM (Raleigh)
- WKNC 88.1 FM (Raleigh)
- WBT 1110 AM (Charlotte)
Internet Radio Platforms:
- TuneIn App
- ACC Network Extra
Whether you prefer to watch the games on television, stream them on your computer or mobile device, or listen on the radio, there are plenty of ways to keep up with the Wolfpack. These options make it easy to follow the team, no matter where you are or how you prefer to consume your sports content.
A brief history of NC State Wolfpack football
Here are some of the most significant moments in the history of NC State Wolfpack football:
- 2017: Bradley Chubb is a consensus All-American and is named the Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner.
- 2002: Philip Rivers throws for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns, leading the Wolfpack to a win in the Gator Bowl and finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting.
- 1994: NC State wins its first ACC championship in 13 years and earns a trip to the Peach Bowl.
- 1986: Dick Sheridan becomes head coach of NC State and leads the team to three consecutive bowl appearances and a 42-17-3 overall record in his tenure.
- 1983: NC State wins its second-ever bowl game, defeating Pittsburgh in the Car Care Bowl.
- 1979: Ted Brown becomes the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,602 career rushing yards.
- 1978: NC State wins its first-ever bowl game, defeating Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl.
- 1972: NC State wins the ACC championship and earns a trip to the Liberty Bowl.
- 1967: Roman Gabriel is a consensus All-American and finishes fifth in Heisman Trophy voting.
- 1965: NC State wins the Liberty Bowl, defeating Georgia, 31-24.
- 1960: NC State wins the ACC championship and earns a trip to the Liberty Bowl.
- 1959: Roman Gabriel becomes the school’s first-ever first-round NFL draft pick, going No. 1 overall to the Los Angeles Rams.
- 1958: NC State wins the ACC championship and earns a trip to the Gator Bowl.
- 1957: Dick Christy is named ACC Player of the Year and leads NC State to its first bowl game, a loss in the Liberty Bowl.
- 1954: Earle Edwards becomes head coach of NC State and leads the team to seven bowl appearances in his tenure.
- 1953: NC State joins the ACC.
- 1952: NC State hires Earle Edwards as head coach, beginning a 17-year tenure that includes two ACC championships and seven bowl appearances.
- 1950: NC State finishes the season with a 7-1-1 record and is ranked No. 13 in the final AP poll.
- 1948: NC State wins the Southern Conference championship and earns a trip to the Dixie Bowl.
- 1947: Al Michaels becomes the first freshman to start at quarterback for NC State.
- 1943-45: NC State does not field a football team due to World War II.
- 1931: Bo Rein becomes the school’s all-time leading passer with 2,722 career passing yards.
- 1930: NC State finishes the season with a 9-1 record and is named the Southern Conference champion.
- 1927: NC State joins the Southern Conference.
- 1894: NC State begins playing its home games at Riddick Stadium, which is still in use today.
- 1892: NC State plays its first-ever football game, a 12-6 win over a local team from Raleigh.
NC State Wolfpack football FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com, the average ticket price for an NC State Wolfpack football game is around $70. However, ticket prices can vary depending on the opponent and seat location.
Yes, the NC State Wolfpack football team has won two National Championships, in 1974 and 1979. They have also won 11 conference championships throughout their history, including seven ACC titles.
The winningest coach in NC State Wolfpack football history is Dick Sheridan has the highest winning percentage among coaches who have coached at least five seasons, with a record of 52-29-3 from 1986-1992.
The NC State Wolfpack have played in 32 bowl games as of 2023. They have won 18, lost 13, and tied one.
Their first bowl game was the 1947 Gator Bowl, which they lost to Oklahoma, 34-13.
There have been 283 NC State Wolfpack players who have been drafted into the National Football League. The first NC State player to be drafted into the NFL was guard Tom Donahue in 1944, who was selected in the 19th round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
NC State has had 46 players earn All-American honors, including seven consensus selections. The most recent consensus All-American was defensive end Bradley Chubb in 2017.