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NC State’s win total over/under set at 6.5 by Bovada

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Back in early June we got a preliminary assessment of the 2016 NC State football team from Vegas, but now that we’re close to the start of the season, has much changed? Well ... no, not really. Oddsmakers still see the Wolfpack as basically a six-win team.

These are the odds recently published by Bovada:

2016 Regular Season Wins - North Carolina State Wolfpack

Over 6½ (+150, 3/2)

Under 6½ (-190, 10/19)

And based on that, the oddsmakers find it far more likely that State will finish under 6.5 wins, which, y’know, is not unfair. Since seven wins will require a significant upset in addition to a blemish-free run through William & Mary, ECU, Old Dominion, Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Boston College. Dammit, why am I talking about this, this is not helping me maintain the appropriate level of excessive offseason optimism.

Sorry about bringing up reality, everyone. Please continue your standard offseason business.