Syracuse at Louisville College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals host the Syracuse Orange at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 11.5 point favorites. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread. The Orange have an ATS record of 6-3-1 while their over/under record is 2-8-0.
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Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 6-3-1 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/12/17 S Daivon Ellison Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 QB Eric Dungey Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DE Jake Pickard Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DL Josh Black Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 OL Liam O'Sullivan Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 OL Patrick Davis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 WR Sean Avant Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DL Shaq Grosvenor Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/30/17 DB Jordan Martin Hand is out for season
10/12/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg is out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/05/17 RB Colin Wilson Knee out for season
09/11/17 RB Jeremy Smith Lower Body out for season
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Syracuse Orange have run for 1,604 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in college football. They've run 406 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 65 times for 528 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 48th in the nation in points scored with 305. They have run 886 plays this season for 4,724 yards, which ranks them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. The Orange average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 225 passes on 378 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.4. He has thrown for 2,495 yards this season.
The Orange rush defense has allowed 353 attempts for 1,616 yards this year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. Syracuse has committed 67 penalties for 615 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in college football. They are 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 288. They have surrendered a total of 4,020 yards on D, which is 74th in the country. The Orange are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 199 passes on 331 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, placing them 96th and 99th in Division 1. The Syracuse pass defense has also given up a total of 2,404 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 21, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,026 yards on 47 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 37th in Division 1 in punting average. Syracuse is ranked 32nd in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 137 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 68th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 640 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Orange average 23 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,501.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 19th in the country in points scored with 368. They have run 753 plays this year for 5,437 yards, which ranks them 10th in Division 1 in total offense. The Louisville Cardinals average 7.2 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 273 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 2,242 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in college football. They've run 371 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. Louisville has been penalized on offense 59 times for 482 yards so far this year, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. Lamar Jackson has passed for 3,003 yards this year. He's completed 212 throws while attempting 352 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.2. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Louisville is 88th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 298. They have given up a total of 3,968 yards on D, which is 72nd in D-1. The Cardinals are 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 192 throws on 312 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, ranking them 83rd and 69th in the nation. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,546 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 371 attempts for 1,422 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 49 penalties for 481 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is 16th in the country in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 123 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 433 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 20 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,993. The Cardinals have tried 14 field goals this year and made 12, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Louisville kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,590 yards on 37 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange +11.5
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