Free NCAAF Picks - North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt Commodores players

Swinging Johnson

Monday, December 26, 2016 4:00 PM GMT

The Commodores are hitting their stride late in the season and are getting a decent head start from the college football odds makers against the gritty NC State Wolfpack.

  North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Vanderbilt Commodores

 

Both Independence Bowl invitees arrive with identical 6-6 records. The Commodores ended their season with impressive wins over Ole Miss (38-17 as 9 ½ point underdogs) and Tennessee (45-34 as 7 ½ point underdogs). Meanwhile, NC State has covered three of their last four and concluded their season with an impressive 28-21 win over the Tar Heels at Chapel Hill as 9 ½ point road dogs.

Vanderbilt is hitting their stride at the right time with QB Ryan Shurmur dissecting the Tennessee defense in his last appearance with 416 yards passing and a pair of end zone strikes. The Commodores hail from the legendary SEC and have a stud running back in Ralph Webb who ended the season with an average per carry average north of five and has a dozen touchdowns on the season. I like Vandy’s chances here against a Wolfpack team that is the pedestrian in all areas and lucky to be in this bowl game.

 

Free NCAAF Pick: Vanderbilt +6 Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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