Saturday, October 22, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 20 point favorites. This season the Wolfpack are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-1. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 3-2-1 against the spread.
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Ryan Finley finished with 231 yards through the air for NC State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 40 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Matt Dayes, who finished with 106 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jaylen Samuels was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game NC State got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 397 yards for the game. The Wolfpack ran for 128 yards on 32 attempts.
Lamar Jackson finished with 181 yards passing for Louisville last week. He went 13 for 26, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 144 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jamari Staples led the team in receiving with 62 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Louisville had 21 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 469 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 288 yards on 35 carries as a team.
NC State scores 31.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 57th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.5 passes on 31.2 attempts for a 65.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 47th in college football. The Wolfpack run for an average of 186.2 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 55th in the nation. They also run 72.7 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 435 yards per game, ranking their offense 47th overall this season. The Wolfpack average 23.3 first downs per game which ranks them 36th in the country. They accumulate 73.7 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 11th in the nation.
NC State allows 220.3 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 18.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 22.5 completions on 35.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.4. The Wolfpack allow 96.8 rushing yards per game on 31.7 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. NC State allows 317.2 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 45.7 yards per game, ranking them 28th among D-1 teams.
Louisville averages 52.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.7 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 321.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 305.7 yards per game on 42.2 attempts for an average of 7.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 3rd on the ground. They also run 77 plays per game and average 8.1 yards per play for a total of 627.5 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 29.5 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd in the nation. They average 80.7 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties, ranking them 5th in college football.
Louisville allows an average of 176.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 17th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 133.2 rushing yards per contest on 37.8 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the country. Louisville allows 309.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 11th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 72.7 yards in each contest, ranking 119th in the nation.
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 3-2-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 3-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/16 WR Brian Sessoms Achilles out for season
08/28/16 WR C.J. Riley Knee out for season
07/22/16 WR Jumichael Ramos Knee out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take NC State
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