Thursday, September 17, 2015
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
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Clemson is scoring 45 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 25.5 passes on 34 attempts for a 75 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 281.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Tigers are running for an average of 181 yards per game on 43.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They also run 77.5 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 462.5 yards per game. The Tigers are averaging 24.5 first downs per game and they accumulate 65 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties.
Clemson allows 92.5 passing yards per game and 10 points per contest on defense. They give up 7.5 completions on 23 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 32.6. The Tigers allow 163 rushing yards per game on 45 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Clemson allows 255.5 total yards per game including 3.8 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 68.5 yards per game.
Louisville averages 27.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 246 yards through the air per game thus far. The Cardinals run for an average of 154 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They also run 76 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 400 yards per game. The Cardinals get an average of 26 first downs per game and they average 57.5 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties.
Louisville allows an average of 186.5 passing yards and 32.5 points per contest. They give up 17 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 208 rushing yards per contest on 49 carries for a 4.2 average per rush. Louisville allows 394.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 79 yards in each contest.
The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in September, are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. They are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points, and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on field turf. The under is 4-0 in the Tigers last 4 games following an ATS win, is 11-1 in their last 12 games following a S.U. win, and is 10-1 in their last 11 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. The under is also 6-1 in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 20 points, is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall, and is 10-2 in their last 12 games on field turf.
The Cardinals are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss, are 17-6 ATS in their last 23 conference games, and are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. They are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game, are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, and are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-0-2 in the Cardinals last 6 games on field turf, is 5-1-2 in their last 8 games overall, and is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. The over is also 4-1-1 in the Cardinals last 6 vs. a team with a winning record, is 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games, and is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 1-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 2-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/15 OL Ryan Norton Leg "?" Thursday vs. Louisville
09/06/15 WR Mike Williams Neck out indefinitely
09/02/15 K Ammon Lakip Suspension expected to miss 3 games
08/26/15 DT D.J. Reader Personal out indefinitely
08/13/15 DB Korrin Wiggins Knee out for season
09/14/15 WR Jamari Staples Knee doubtful Thursday vs. Clemson
09/14/15 WR James Quick Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Clemson
09/13/15 WR Alphonso Carter Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
09/13/15 TE Cole Hikutini Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
09/13/15 DT Johnny Richardson Knee "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
09/13/15 QB Will Gardner Ribs "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson
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