NC State at Florida State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
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Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 11.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 53. The Seminoles are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0. The Wolfpack are 0-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-0-0.
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Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/17/17 S Dexter Wright Groin "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/17/17 LB Riley Nicholson Groin "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/14/17 CB James Valdez Knee out for season
09/05/17 DB Freddie Phillips Jr. Achilles out for season
09/05/17 DB Trae Meadows Personal out indefinitely
08/24/17 RB Erin Collins Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 LB Isaiah Moore Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 DE Xavier Lyas Suspension out indefinitely
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
09/17/17 TE Alex Marshall Hand "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 OL Brady Scott Foot "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 DB Carlos Becker Ankle "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 DB Cyrus Fagan Knee "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 DB Nate Andrews Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 OL David Robbins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 LB DeCalon Brooks Knee "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/17/17 LB Delvin Purifoy Ankle "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/09/17 QB James Blackman None expected to start Saturday vs. NC State
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 NC State Wolfpack have run for 475 yards as a unit, which ranks 73rd in the nation. They've run 107 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 16 times for 148 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 31st in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 237 plays this year for 1,479 yards, which ranks them 12th in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.2 yards per play, which is 43rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 96 throws while attempting 127 passes for a completion percentage of 75.6%. He has passed for 987 yards this year. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.5.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 93 attempts for 265 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 136 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in Division 1. NC State is 73rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 71. They have given up a total of 1,026 yards on D, which is 62nd in the nation. The Wolfpack are 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 91 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 61st and 62nd in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 761 yards in the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 478 yards on 11 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 44th in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 99th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 224 yards on special teams, which puts them 30th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 25 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,743.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles are 129th in Division 1 in points scored with 7. They have run 60 plays this season for 250 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Florida State Seminoles average 4.2 yards per play, which is 125th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 15 1st downs this year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida State has run for 40 yards as a team, which ranks 129th in the country. They've run 27 times, averaging 1.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 4 times for 30 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. James Blackman is expected to get the start for Florida State. He has yet to appear in a game for the Seminoles.
Florida State is 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 24. They have surrendered a total of 269 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Seminoles are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 10 passes on 18 attempts against the Florida State defense this season, placing them 1st and 1st in the country. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense has also given up a total of 96 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 42 attempts for 173 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in D-1 against the run. The Seminoles have committed 5 penalties for 30 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida State has returned 2 kicks for 20 yards on special teams, ranking 127th in kick return yardage. The Florida State Seminoles average 10 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the country in all-purpose yards with 270. Florida State punters have totaled 189 yards on 6 punts, averaging 32 yards per punt. That places them 129th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles -11.5
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