Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Louisville Cardinals take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 24.5 point favorites. This season the Cardinals are 4-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 3-4-1 against the spread.
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Lamar Jackson finished with 361 yards through the air for Louisville last week. He completed 24 passes out of 41 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 90 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jamari Staples was the team leader in receiving with a total of 120 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisville got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 508 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 147 yards on 34 attempts.
Patrick Towles finished with 204 yards passing for Boston College last week. He went 18 for 33, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Jon Hilliman, who finished with 74 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Michael Walker led the team in receiving with 78 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Boston College had 21 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 386 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 168 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Louisville scores 50 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 35.8 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 335.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 12th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 268 yards per game on 41.4 attempts for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the nation. They also run 77.1 plays per contest and average 7.8 yards per play for an average of 603.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 2nd overall this season. The Cardinals average 28.5 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the country. They accumulate 80.8 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, which ranks 4th in the nation.
Louisville allows 191.8 passing yards per game, ranking 21st in D-1, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 35th. They give up 17.1 completions on 32.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.1. The Cardinals allow 112.1 rushing yards per game on 35 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the country. Louisville allows 303.9 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 68.6 yards per game, ranking them 113th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 115th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.1 passes per game on 24.1 attempts for a 50.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 155.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 116th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 171.1 yards per game on 43.5 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 66th on the ground. They also run 67.6 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 326.3 yards per game, ranking them 122nd in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 16.3 first downs per game, which ranks 124th in the nation. They average 56.5 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 63rd in college football.
Boston College allows an average of 204.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 34th in the nation. They give up 16.1 completions on 27.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8 per game. The Eagles allow 93.1 rushing yards per contest on 32.3 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 3rd in the country. Boston College allows 298 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 6th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 51.4 yards in each contest, ranking 52nd in the nation.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 4-3-1 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 3-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 LB Devonte Fields Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/30/16 RB L.J. Scott Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
09/29/16 S London Iakopo Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Trevon Young Hip out for season
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
10/30/16 LB Connor Strachan Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/04/16 WR Chris Garrison Tibia out indefinitely
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College
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