Florida vs NC State Odds, Prediction & Pick: How to Bet Monday’s CWS Elimination Game

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C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images. Pictured: Florida’s Jac Caglianone (14) and teammates meet at the mound.

Florida Gators vs NC State Wolfpack Odds

Monday, June 17
2 p.m. ET
Florida Odds
-104o / -120u
NC State Odds
-104o / -120u
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Omaha, Neb. — The losers' side of Bracket 2 will kick off Monday with two teams that had a tough path to Monday afternoon.

NC State took a one-run ninth-inning lead against Kentucky, only to submit to the Wildcats in the bottom of the 10th. Starting pitcher Sam Highfill was masterful for the Wolfpack, allowing three earned runs on 116 pitches in seven innings.

Florida, meanwhile, suffered a similar fate, firing back at Texas A&M with a chance to take the lead in extra innings.

The injury to Aggies outfielder Braden Montgomery moved teammate Jace LaViolette to right field. That defensive move was the difference in the game, as the 6-foot-6 LaViolette snagged a home-run ball from Cade Kurland that would have paid dividends for the Gators.

“Obviously a huge play,” Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “Jace played right field for us all last year. Then with Braden going down, he had to move to right since whatever the second game the Super Regional was. … I'm glad he's [6-foot-6] and can reach up there. I don't think [Travis] Chestnut would have probably been able to get it.”

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NC State is expected to roll with Dom Fritton on the mound in an attempt to save the season against Florida. He last pitched in the Athens Super Regional, allowing seven earned runs against the Bulldogs and tying his worst start of the season.

Although top relievers Jacob Dudan and Derrick Smith made appearances for NC State, the duo threw less than 50 pitches combined and should be available again on Monday.

Florida is expected to send two-way star Jac Caglianone to the mound with intentions of saving the season. The soon-to-be first-round MLB Draft pick has given up four earned runs over five innings in his two starts this postseason.

The Gators kept the pen fresh in the late-night loss to Texas A&M, limiting Fisher Jameson to just over 50 pitches and Brandon Neely to 23.

Florida vs NC State

Betting Picks & Prediction

If Caglianone takes the mound, Florida projects as a -144 favorite, fetching a total of 12.8.

Winds continue to be a major factor at Charles Schwab Field, as numerous home runs have been caught at the warning track. The wind projects at 20 mph sustained with over 30 mph gusts blowing straight in from right-center.

Pick: Florida ML -150 or Better

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