North Carolina State at Louisville Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/13/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville
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On Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-3) will be hoping that they can end their current three-game losing streak when they take on the Louisville Cardinals (5-2).
Last Saturday, NC State had zero points after the 14-point first quarter in their game against Boston College and they ended up losing 30-14 at home. They had just 217 total yards in that loss and they turned the ball over twice.
The Wolfpack are passing for 225.9 yards per game this season and their defense has given up 28.7 points per game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been solid for NC State this season by throwing for 1,573 yards with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Running back Shadrach Thornton has rushed for 423 yards with seven touchdowns and he's averaged six yards per carry.
Louisville had its three-game winning streak snapped over the weekend when they were defeated 23-17 by Clemson on the road. They were only able to rush for 52 yards in that loss and they were just 1-for-17 on their third down opportunities.
The Cardinals currently have the third-best defense in the country after giving up just 14.1 points per game through their first seven games. Running back Brandon Radcliff has 385 yards on the season with six touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver James Quick has caught 29 passes for 449 yards and three scores.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
Louisville Cardinals are 5-2-0 Against the Spread
Louisville Cardinals are 0-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
North Carolina State Wolfpack
10/13/14 LB Jerod Fernandez Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 OL Joe Thuney Illness probable Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 WR Johnathan Alston Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 DB Josh Jones Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 WR Jumichael Ramos Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 DT Justin Jones Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 DB Mike Stevens Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/14 DE Pharoah McKever Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisville
08/28/14 LB Coult Culler Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/28/14 LB Ty Linton Knee out indefinitely
08/11/14 LB M.J. Salahuddin Knee out indefinitely
10/12/14 WR DeVante Parker Foot probable Saturday vs. NC State
10/11/14 WR Cameron Polk Legal problems has been dismissed
08/04/14 DB Jermaine Reve Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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