Kent State at Louisville College Football Picks & Parlay 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 37 point favorites. The total has been set at 59. The Golden Flashes are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Cardinals are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
09/17/17 QB Nick Holley Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
08/19/17 QB Mylik Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
09/17/17 CB Jaire Alexander Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
09/11/17 RB Jeremy Smith Lower Body out for season
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 118th in the country in points scored with 41. They have run 179 plays this year for 778 yards, which ranks them 126th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 4.3 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 36 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kent State has run for 555 yards as a unit, which ranks 49th in college football. They've run 141 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 32 times for 291 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. Nick Holley has passed for 106 yards this year. He's completed 9 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 45%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.5. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
Kent State is 112th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 108. They have given up a total of 1,511 yards on D, which is 117th in D-1. The Golden Flashes are 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 58 throws on 100 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 78th in the nation. The Kent State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 761 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 123 attempts for 750 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. The Golden Flashes have had 25 penalties for 254 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State is 10th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 47 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 238 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,063. The Kent State Golden Flashes have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 111th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Kent State Golden Flashes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 995 yards on 22 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 574 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 104 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Louisville Cardinals have been penalized on offense 26 times for 206 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. They are 41st in the nation in points scored with 103. They have run 231 plays this season for 1,662 yards, which ranks them 10th in Division 1 in total offense. Louisville averages 7.2 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 76 passes on 127 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 151. He has thrown for 1,088 yards this season.
The Louisville Cardinals rush defense has allowed 92 attempts for 365 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. Louisville has committed 15 penalties for 149 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in college football. They are 115th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 110. They have surrendered a total of 1,358 yards on D, which is 106th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 85 passes on 128 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, placing them 125th and 123rd in Division 1. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 993 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 22nd in D-1. Louisville kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 545 yards on 13 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average. Louisville is ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 42nd in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 202 yards on special teams, ranking 37th in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 22 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,914.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +37 and under 59 total points
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