Louisville at North Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Kenan Memorial Stadium to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 6 point favorites. The total has been set at 62. The Cardinals are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Tar Heels are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
09/03/17 CB Jaire Alexander Leg doubtful Saturday vs. North Carolina
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/02/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/26/17 WR Rontavius Groves Undisclosed out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals are 58th in the country in points scored with 35. They have run 79 plays this year for 524 yards, which ranks them 19th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinals average 6.6 yards per play, which is 39th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 146 yards as a unit, which ranks 77th in college football. They've run 33 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 16 times for 110 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the country in penalties. Lamar Jackson has passed for 378 yards this year. He's completed 30 throws while attempting 46 passes for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.6. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
Louisville is 79th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 28. They have given up a total of 344 yards on D, which is 57th in D-1. The Cardinals are 46th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 57 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 115th and 118th in the nation. The Louisville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 293 yards in the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 21 attempts for 51 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 6 penalties for 69 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is 25th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 39 punt return yards and average 13 yards per return, which is 21st in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 62 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 31 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 625. The Louisville Cardinals have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 8th in college football. Their kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 159 yards on 4 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tar Heels have run for 219 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in college football. They've run 45 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The North Carolina Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 7 times for 50 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in the nation in points scored with 30. They have run 89 plays this season for 440 yards, which ranks them 70th in Division 1 in total offense. North Carolina averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 88th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 28 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Harris averages 3.8 yards per pass attempt and -1.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 7 passes on 16 attempts for a completion percentage of 43.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 50.3. He has thrown for 60 yards this season.
The North Carolina Tar Heels rush defense has allowed 35 attempts for 106 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. North Carolina has committed 9 penalties for 57 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 96th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 35. They have surrendered a total of 469 yards on D, which is 92nd in the country. The Tar Heels are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 24 passes on 38 attempts against the North Carolina defense this season, placing them 94th and 91st in Division 1. The North Carolina Tar Heels pass defense has also given up a total of 363 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 59th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. North Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 166 yards on 4 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average. North Carolina is ranked 85th in the nation in punt returns with 1. They've accumulated 17 punt return yards and average 17 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 68 yards on special teams, ranking 51st in kick return yardage. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 23 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 525.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -6
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