Clemson at Louisville College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59.5. The Tigers have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/10/17 CB Marcus Edmond Foot left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/10/17 S Van Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/08/17 QB Tucker Israel Illness out indefinitely
08/23/17 DE Richard Yeargin Neck out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
09/10/17 CB Jaire Alexander Leg "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
09/10/17 RB Jeremy Smith Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Clemson Tigers are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 70. They have run 143 plays this season for 962 yards, which ranks them 50th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 6.7 yards per play, which is 29th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Clemson has run for 465 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the country. They've run 78 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 105 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Kelly Bryant has thrown for 417 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.9. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Clemson is 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 9. They have surrendered a total of 237 yards on D, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 2.1. Opposing offenses have completed 14 passes on 29 attempts against the Clemson Tigers defense this season, placing them 8th and 8th in the country. The Clemson pass defense has also given up a total of 80 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 86 attempts for 157 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 16 penalties for 122 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 79th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Clemson is ranked 3rd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 43 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 73rd in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 43 yards on special teams, ranking 113th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,048. Their punters have totaled 354 yards on 8 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 35th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 458 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the nation. They've run 77 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 22 times for 171 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 30th in Division 1 in points scored with 82. They have run 162 plays this year for 1,229 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Louisville Cardinals average 7.6 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson has completed 55 throws while attempting 85 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. He has passed for 771 yards this year. He averages 10.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 160.3.
The Louisville Cardinals rush defense has given up 44 attempts for 68 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 119 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in Division 1. Louisville is 99th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 63. They have given up a total of 745 yards on D, which is 77th in the nation. The Cardinals are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 95 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, ranking them 122nd and 119th in the country. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 677 yards in the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 195 yards on 5 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 90th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisville is 45th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 47 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 32nd in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 97 yards on special teams, which puts them 71st in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 24 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,373.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +3
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