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NC State vs Georgia Odds, Picks & Predictions for Game 3 (Athens Super Regional)

Georgia's Kolby Branch celebrating with teammates at home plate

Georgia’s Kolby Branch (9) celebrates with his teammates after hitting a grand slam during a NCAA Athens Regional baseball game against UNCW in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

  • The eighth and final spot in the 2024 College World Series is on the line when NC State faces Georgia on Monday night
  • The first two games of the NC State vs Georgia series combined for 32 runs
  • See the NC State vs Georgia odds, picks, and predictions for Game 3 on Monday in Athens, GA

The prize could scarcely be bigger for the #10 NC State Wolfpack (37-21) and #7 Georgia Bulldogs (43-16) on Monday night when they meet in the third and final game of the Athens Super Regional. The winner will claim the eighth and final berth in the 2024 College World Series, which starts on Friday, June 14, in Omaha, NE.

First pitch at Foley Field is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET and the NC State vs Georgia odds show the Bulldogs as -150 home favorites to win and advance.

NC State vs Georgia Game 3 Odds

Team Runline Moneyline Total
NC State Wolfpack TBD +120 TBD
Georgia Bulldogs TBD -150 TBD

The Wolfpack are currently +120 road underdogs while the runline and game total are off the board. Georgia’s -150 odds to win carry an implied win probability of 60% while NC State’s +120 odds have an implied win probability of 45.45%.

 

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NC State vs Georgia Recent Results

The first two games of this series have been anything but dramatic. The Wolfpack won Game 1 on Saturday in a laugher by a score of 18-1. Wolfpack catcher Jacob Cozart, who leads the team with 19 home runs this season, was 3-for-6 with two home runs and three RBI in the series opener, while right fielder Noah Soles was 2-for-5 with five RBI in the number nine hole. The Wolfpack chased Georgia starter (and wins and strikeouts leader) Kolten Smith after just one-plus innings, tagging him for ten earned runs.

The Wolfpack mashed 20 hits and were helped by a pair of errors from UGA.

NC State starting pitcher Sam Highfill went 6.2 innings, allowing just one run on four hits and three walks.

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The Bulldogs answered back in Game 2 on Sunday with an 11-2 victory. Like Game 1, the outcome was all but settled early with Georgia jumping out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and 8-0 after three.

After calling on a trio of relievers to cover 8.0 innings in Game 1, UGA got a strong and necessarily-deep start from Leighton Finley in Game 2. The 6’5 sophomore went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on eight hits and two walks with five Ks. DHTre Phelps had a three-run homer in the third inning which proved to be the winning runs.

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Neither team has named a starter for Game 3. If the Bulldogs stick to their recent rotation, Zach Harris (6.69 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) is likely to be on the mound. The Wolfpack are likely to rely heavily on bullpen arms, particularly its two top relievers Derrick Smith and Jacob Dudan, who haven’t pitched an inning yet in the series.

NC State vs Georgia Game 3 Predictions

The Wolfpack are in a better position, pitching-wise. They only used four pitchers through the first two games and their best arms are fresh. But the Bulldogs have been the stronger team on almost all statistical fronts this season. They have a much higher slugging percentage (.592 vs .451) and batting average (.305 vs .272) and have nearly doubled NC State in home runs (149 to 79), while their team ERA is slightly lower (5.73 vs 5.98).

In what should be another high-scoring game, I’m backing the UGA bats to outduel the Wolfpack and book their first ticket to the CWS since 2008.

NC State vs UGA pick: Georgia moneyline (-150)

 

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