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NC State favored by 12 points to beat Syracuse

This line seem a little high to you?

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off its upset win in Tallahassee, NC State is a big home favorite against Syracuse. The Orange have had their struggles early this season, but still I can’t say I expected to see the Wolfpack as a 12-point favorite this week. Seems a little bit optimistic.

But, I dunno, maybe it’s time to just shut up and quit worrying about this type of thing. I mean, I’m not questioning the notion that NC State has a better football team than Syracuse, and also it is telling that the initial line for this matchup hasn’t really moved. Vegas seems to be recognizing that State is progressing, and maybe I should do the same.

Not that I’m going to, mind you. But it’s a thought I had. Beating FSU last weekend was a significant step forward, and taking care of Syracuse without a lot of trouble would be another. If State wins without sweating much this weekend, I might finally be able to relax a little bit about this season.