Louisville at Florida State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 1-6-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Seminoles have an over/under record of 0-5-0 and they are 0-3-2 against the spread.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-6-0 against the spread
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-3-2 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/15/17 WR Seth Dawkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
10/15/17 LB Stacy Thomas Knee "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
10/10/17 RB Malik Williams Wrist out indefinitely
10/05/17 RB Colin Wilson Knee out for season
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
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
10/15/17 TE Alex Marshall Hand "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 OL Brady Scott Foot "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 DB Cyrus Fagan Knee "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 OL David Robbins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 WR Malique Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 RB Ryan Green Illness "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 LB DeCalon Brooks Knee "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 LB Delvin Purifoy Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 WR George Campbell Hip "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/15/17 WR Keith Gavin Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/13/17 OL Landon Dickerson Ankle out for season
09/03/17 QB Deondre Francois Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Baveon Johnson Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Jauan Williams Shoulder out for season
08/25/17 WR Da'Vante Phillips Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals are 6th in Division 1 in points scored with 267. They have run 531 plays this season for 3,972 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 7.5 yards per play, which is 5th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 1,460 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the country. They've run 242 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 51 times for 404 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the nation in penalties. Lamar Jackson has thrown for 2,322 yards this season. He has completed 157 passes on 261 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.3. He averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisville is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 207. They have surrendered a total of 2,663 yards on D, which is 88th in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 129 passes on 214 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, placing them 91st and 87th in the country. The Louisville pass defense has also given up a total of 1,623 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 266 attempts for 1,040 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 31 penalties for 313 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is ranked 14th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 81 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 75th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 345 yards on special teams, ranking 64th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,398. The Louisville Cardinals have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 9, which is 35th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,124 yards on 26 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles have run for 724 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the nation. They've run 179 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 37 times for 309 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 124th in Division 1 in points scored with 91. They have run 321 plays this year for 1,733 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Florida State Seminoles average 5.4 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this season, ranking them 124th overall as an offensive unit. James Blackman has completed 68 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 63%. He has passed for 799 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 133.
The Florida State Seminoles rush defense has given up 167 attempts for 573 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. They have had 29 penalties for 246 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in Division 1. Florida State is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 104. They have given up a total of 1,653 yards on D, which is 6th in the nation. The Seminoles are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 98 throws on 167 attempts against the Florida State defense this season, ranking them 27th and 17th in the country. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,080 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 18th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Florida State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,136 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 66th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida State is 76th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 43 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 83rd in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 336 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Seminoles average 28 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,112.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +6.5
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