Louisville at Wake Forest College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Louisville Cardinals at BB&T Field on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 4-2-1 against the spread. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 2-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
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Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-2-1 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/22/17 CB Jaire Alexander Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/22/17 LB Stacy Thomas Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
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 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
10/22/17 OL Phil Haynes Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals have run for 1,753 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in college football. They've run 286 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 53 times for 417 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 7th in the nation in points scored with 298. They have run 596 plays this season for 4,421 yards, which ranks them 4th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinals average 7.4 yards per play, which is 5th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 170 passes on 282 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.4. He has thrown for 2,478 yards this season.
The Cardinals rush defense has allowed 304 attempts for 1,195 yards this year, putting them in 69th place in D-1 against the run. Louisville has committed 35 penalties for 353 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 235. They have surrendered a total of 3,066 yards on D, which is 91st in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 145 passes on 242 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, placing them 91st and 88th in Division 1. The Louisville pass defense has also given up a total of 1,871 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 40th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,273 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisville is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 81 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 88th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 357 yards on special teams, ranking 84th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,858.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 63rd in the country in points scored with 208. They have run 491 plays this year for 2,793 yards, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.7 yards per play, which is 66th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 1,204 yards as a unit, which ranks 63rd in college football. They've run 296 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. Wake Forest has been penalized on offense 40 times for 317 yards so far this year, which has them 91st in the country in penalties. John Wolford has passed for 1,199 yards this year. He's completed 91 throws while attempting 147 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 150.1. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
Wake Forest is 30th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 138. They have given up a total of 2,532 yards on D, which is 42nd in D-1. The Demon Deacons are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 106 throws on 212 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 15th and 45th in the nation. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,253 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 309 attempts for 1,279 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. The Demon Deacons have had 38 penalties for 343 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is 7th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 232 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 384 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 21 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,409. The Demon Deacons have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 32nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Wake Forest kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 23 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,824 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -4
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