NC State at Arizona State Sun Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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Sun Bowl is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 5 point favorites. The Sun Devils are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0. The Wolfpack are 4-7-1 ATS and their over/under record is 4-8-0.
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Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 4-7-1 against the spread
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
12/03/17 DE Bradley Chubb Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Arizona State
12/03/17 DE Deonte Holden Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Arizona State
12/03/17 WR Stephen Louis Ankle is "?" Friday vs Arizona State
10/14/17 LB Riley Nicholson Left Team out for season
10/09/17 LB Brock Miller Shoulder out for season
10/01/17 RB Dakwa Nichols Knee out for season
09/30/17 DT Dante Johnson Lower Body out for season
09/30/17 RB Marquise Braxton Lower Body out for season
09/14/17 CB James Valdez Knee out for season
09/05/17 DB Trae Meadows Personal out indefinitely
09/05/17 DB Freddie Phillips Jr. Achilles out for season
08/24/17 RB Erin Collins Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 DE Xavier Lyas Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 LB Isaiah Moore Suspension out indefinitely
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
12/03/17 DL George Lea Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs NC State
09/07/17 LB Marcus Ball Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NC State Wolfpack have run for 2,134 yards as a unit, which ranks 52nd in the nation. They've run 454 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 73 times for 667 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 45th in Division 1 in points scored with 367. They have run 910 plays this year for 5,392 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 5.9 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 280 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 287 throws while attempting 449 passes for a completion percentage of 63.9%. He has passed for 3,196 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 132.8.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 406 attempts for 1,588 yards this season, putting them in 29th place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 635 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. NC State is 51st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 298. They have given up a total of 4,526 yards on D, which is 54th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 236 throws on 424 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 90th and 114th in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,939 yards in the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 19 field goals this year and made 10, which is 104th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 42 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,323 yards on 54 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 75th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 203 punt return yards and average 12.7 yards per return, which is 14th in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 712 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 22 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,306.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sun Devils are 40th in Division 1 in points scored with 383. They have run 910 plays this season for 5,140 yards, which ranks them 50th in the nation in total offense. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 5.6 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 260 1st downs this year, placing them 46th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona State has run for 2,168 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 534 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Sun Devils have been penalized on offense 49 times for 484 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the nation in penalties. Manny Wilkins has thrown for 2,918 yards this season. He has completed 235 passes on 370 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.2. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Arizona State is 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 376. They have surrendered a total of 5,368 yards on D, which is 106th in Division 1. The Sun Devils are ranked 103rd in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 264 passes on 428 attempts against the Arizona State defense this season, placing them 120th and 116th in the country. The Arizona State Sun Devils pass defense has also given up a total of 3,217 yards through the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 422 attempts for 2,150 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. The Sun Devils have committed 83 penalties for 700 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 91st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona State is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 115 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 90th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 619 yards on special teams, ranking 89th in kick return yardage. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 19 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,874. The Sun Devils have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 18, which is 21st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72%. Arizona State kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,401 yards on 62 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 116th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +5
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