NC State at Wake Forest College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The NC State Wolfpack head to BB&T Field to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wake Forest as 3.5 point favorites. The Wolfpack are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Demon Deacons are 7-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
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Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 4-5-1 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-2-1 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
11/12/17 DE Deonte Holden Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
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 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
11/12/17 RB Arkeem Byrd Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
11/12/17 RB Cade Carney Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
11/12/17 DB Jessie Bates III Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/30/17 WR Greg Dortch Abdominal is out for season
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NC State Wolfpack are 44th in the country in points scored with 310. They have run 740 plays this year for 4,393 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolfpack average 5.9 yards per play, which is 49th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 1,666 yards as a unit, which ranks 59th in college football. They've run 367 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 57 times for 495 yards so far this year, which has them 80th in the country in penalties. Ryan Finley has passed for 2,665 yards this year. He's completed 233 throws while attempting 367 passes for a completion percentage of 63.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 135.8. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
NC State is 52nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 246. They have given up a total of 3,832 yards on D, which is 62nd in D-1. The Wolfpack are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 196 throws on 350 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 90th and 107th in the nation. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,415 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 353 attempts for 1,417 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. The Wolfpack have had 60 penalties for 468 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NC State is 100th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 169 punt return yards and average 15.4 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 642 yards on special teams, which puts them 46th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 23 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,204. The NC State Wolfpack have tried 17 field goals this year and made 8, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 38 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,030 yards on 46 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons have run for 1,978 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in college football. They've run 426 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 59 times for 449 yards so far this season, which has them 72nd in the country in penalties. They are 28th in the nation in points scored with 351. They have run 741 plays this season for 4,739 yards, which ranks them 28th in Division 1 in total offense. Wake Forest averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 29th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 233 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. John Wolford averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 172 passes on 264 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.8. He has thrown for 2,354 yards this season.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons rush defense has allowed 429 attempts for 2,028 yards this year, putting them in 108th place in D-1 against the run. Wake Forest has committed 46 penalties for 408 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 18th in college football. They are 63rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 261. They have surrendered a total of 4,386 yards on D, which is 104th in the country. The Demon Deacons are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 363 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, placing them 88th and 114th in Division 1. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also given up a total of 2,358 yards through the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Wake Forest kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,267 yards on 53 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 42nd in Division 1 in punting average. Wake Forest is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 237 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 34th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 645 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 21 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,621.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +3.5
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