Louisville at North Carolina State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/1/2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Carter Finley Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals face the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday at Carter Finley Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.
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Louisville was led in passing last game by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 212 yards through the air. He went 15 for 22 on the game, good for a 68% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 184 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. James Quick led the team in receiving. He had a total of 69 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 23 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Louisville had 562 total yards on 74 plays. They gained 12 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 25 first downs on the game. The Cardinals rushed for 288 yards by way of 46 carries.
North Carolina State was led in passing last game by Jacoby Brissett, who finished with 218 yards through the air. He went 18 for 23 on the game, good for a 78% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Shadrach Thornton, who finished with 111 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Jaylen Samuels led the team in receiving. He had a total of 84 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. North Carolina State had 586 total yards on 68 plays. They gained 15 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 26 first downs on the game. The Wolfpack rushed for 330 yards by way of 41 carries.
Louisville is scoring 29.3 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 20.5 passes on 35.3 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 254.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Cardinals are averaging 153.8 rushing yards per game on 37 attempts per contest for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They are also running 72.3 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 408.5 yards per contest. The Cardinals manage 23.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 54.8 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties.
Louisville allows 175.5 passing yards per game and 22 points per contest on defense. They give up 18 completions on 29 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.1. The Cardinals allow an average of 172.3 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for a 4.2 average. Louisville allows 347.8 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 56.5 yards per game.
North Carolina State averages 46.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 27.5 attempts for a 74.5 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 219.5 yards through the air per game thus far. The Wolfpack rush for an average of 259 yards per contest on 49.8 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry for the season. They also run 77.3 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 478.5 yards in each contest. The Wolfpack are gaining 26.5 first downs per contest and they average 35.3 penalty yards on 3.5 penalties per game.
North Carolina State allows an average of 156.3 passing yards and 12 points per contest. They give up 12 completions on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 48 per game. The Wolfpack allow an average of 49.5 rushing yards per game on 23.8 carries for an average of 2.1 yards per carry. North Carolina State allows 205.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 3.8 penalties for 33 yards in each contest.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
North Carolina State Betting Trends
North Carolina State is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Carolina State has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 WR Alphonso Carter Hamstring out indefinitely
09/22/15 WR Jamari Staples Knee out indefinitely
North Carolina State
09/17/15 WR Elliott Davis Dismissed left the team
09/17/15 TE Micah Till Dismissed left the team
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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