North Carolina at NC State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Carter-Finley Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 15.5 point favorites. The Wolfpack are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Tar Heels are 3-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-5-0.
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Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important 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
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/12/17 QB Brandon Harris Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Western Carolina
11/12/17 QB Chazz Surratt Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Western Carolina
11/12/17 LB Dominique Ross Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Western Carolina
11/12/17 OL Tyler Pritchett Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Western Carolina
11/09/17 S Donnie Miles Arm is out for season
10/27/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed is out for season
10/13/17 CB Corey Bell Jr. Undisclosed out for season
10/13/17 WR Devin Perry Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 TE Carl Tucker Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed out for season
09/28/17 WR Austin Proehl Collarbone out for season
09/28/17 WR Rontavius Groves Knee out for season
09/22/17 S D.J. Ford Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 RB Jacob Schmidt Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S Jesse Cuccia Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 OL Luke Elder Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 TE Noah Turner Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 WR Thomas Jackson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed out for season
09/18/17 LB Andre Smith Knee out for season
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out for season
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 1,648 yards as a unit, which ranks 77th in the nation. They've run 403 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 81 times for 745 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 292. They have run 765 plays this year for 4,076 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The Tar Heels average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Elliott has completed 54 throws while attempting 101 passes for a completion percentage of 53.5%. He has passed for 648 yards this year. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.3.
The Tar Heels rush defense has given up 487 attempts for 2,262 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. They have had 53 penalties for 469 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in Division 1. North Carolina is 95th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 342. They have given up a total of 4,736 yards on D, which is 96th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 182 throws on 333 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, ranking them 39th and 60th in the country. The North Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,473 yards in the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. North Carolina Tar Heels kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,881 yards on 65 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NCAA in punting average. North Carolina is 26th in the country in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 226 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 29th in D-1. They have returned 39 kicks for 949 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 25 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,250.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 334. They have run 834 plays this season for 4,895 yards, which ranks them 27th in the nation in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 5.9 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 254 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 1,841 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in the country. They've run 409 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 62 times for 559 yards so far this season, which has them 80th in the nation in penalties. Ryan Finley has thrown for 2,992 yards this season. He has completed 267 passes on 419 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.9. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
NC State is 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 276. They have surrendered a total of 4,166 yards on D, which is 59th in Division 1. The Wolfpack are ranked 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 215 passes on 378 attempts against the NC State defense this season, placing them 93rd and 108th in the country. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also given up a total of 2,662 yards through the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 381 attempts for 1,504 yards this year, putting them in 37th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolfpack have committed 64 penalties for 508 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 43rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
NC State is ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 162 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 19th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 696 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 23 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,753. The Wolfpack have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 9, which is 100th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. NC State kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 41 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,189 yards on 50 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 21st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +15.5
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