NC State at Notre Dame College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Notre Dame Stadium
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Notre Dame Stadium is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 57.5. The Fighting Irish are 6-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-2-0. The Wolfpack are 3-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-1-0 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/22/17 DE Deonte Holden Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
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 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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
10/18/17 LB Greer Martini Knee is out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 DL Elijah Taylor Foot out for season
09/06/17 S Alohi Gilman Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NC State Wolfpack have run for 1,242 yards as a unit, which ranks 53rd in the nation. They've run 268 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 37 times for 327 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. They are 37th in Division 1 in points scored with 248. They have run 522 plays this year for 3,272 yards, which ranks them 28th in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.3 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 172 throws while attempting 248 passes for a completion percentage of 69.4%. He has passed for 1,968 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 150.7.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 210 attempts for 639 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 401 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in Division 1. NC State is 44th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 159. They have given up a total of 2,648 yards on D, which is 51st in the nation. The Wolfpack are 56th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 156 throws on 271 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 109th and 117th in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,009 yards in the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 11 field goals this year and made 6, which is 92nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,254 yards on 29 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 42nd in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 100th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 137 punt return yards and average 17.1 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, which puts them 64th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 23 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,807.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 289. They have run 508 plays this season for 3,324 yards, which ranks them 116th in the nation in total offense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 6.5 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this year, placing them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 2,225 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 315 times, averaging 7.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 45 times for 384 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has thrown for 902 yards this season. He has completed 78 passes on 151 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.7. He averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 14th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 115. They have surrendered a total of 2,530 yards on D, which is 41st in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 154 passes on 273 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, placing them 103rd and 121st in the country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also given up a total of 1,647 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 248 attempts for 883 yards this year, putting them in 30th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 59 penalties for 534 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 118th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is ranked 15th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 357 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 21 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,761. The Fighting Irish have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 77th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 38 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,686 yards on 38 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 21st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +7.5
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