2021 College World Series preview: NC State vs. Vanderbilt betting odds, picks, analysis, more

 Staff   in Baseball

(Vanderbilt Athletics)

Here are the resources you need for NC State vs. Vanderbilt on June 25 at the 2021 College World Series.

LATE NOTE: North Carolina State second baseman J.T. Jarrett didn't warm up and will not play. The money line at DraftKings has moved heavily with speculation that State may be without other significant players. 

NC State vs. Vanderbilt betting odds (via DraftKings)

Run line (as of Friday morning): Vanderbilt - 1.5 (+125), NC State +1.5 (-145)

Over/Under: 9.5

Moneyline: Vanderbilt -135, NC State +115

Projected starting pitchers

NC State: Matt Willadsen 83.2 IP, 5-3, 4.73 ERA, 1.31 BRIP, 9% FP, 20% K

Vanderbilt: Kumar Rocker (R) 11.2 IP, 13-3, 2.58 ERA, 0.96 runners/inning, 10% free passes, 37% K  (threw 100 pitches on 6-19)

NC State Analysis

Read our in-depth College World Series preview for NC State at this link.

Vanderbilt Analysis

Read our in-depth College World Series profile for Vanderbilt at this link.

Southeastern 14's Game Pick for NC State vs. Vanderbilt

Kumar Rocker has had only one mediocre start in the College World Series in his college career. That was in the Commodores' win against Arizona a week ago. Our guess is he'll bounce back with a strong performance against the Wolfpack, which should allow Vanderbilt to force a third game between these two on Saturday.

Pick: Vanderbilt

Southeastern 14's Best Bet for NC State vs. Vanderbilt

Pick: Under 9.5

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