Syracuse at NC State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The NC State Wolfpack host the Syracuse Orange at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has NC State as 12.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread. The Orange have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/25/17 T Cody Conway Rest injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/25/17 DL Kendall Coleman Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/24/17 DE Jake Pickard Knee "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/24/17 WR Jamal Custis Arm "?" Saturday vs. NC State
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
08/29/17 C Donnie Foster Left Team out for season
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/24/17 S Dexter Wright Groin "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/24/17 CB Mike Stevens Knee "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/24/17 LB Riley Nicholson Groin "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
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 Syracuse Orange have run for 657 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in college football. They've run 161 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 24 times for 210 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. They are 32nd in the nation in points scored with 140. They have run 347 plays this season for 1,857 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Orange average 5.4 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 105 passes on 166 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.8. He has thrown for 1,052 yards this season.
The Orange rush defense has allowed 135 attempts for 404 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in D-1 against the run. Syracuse has committed 25 penalties for 244 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 93rd in college football. They are 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 89. They have surrendered a total of 1,326 yards on D, which is 54th in the country. The Orange are ranked 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 71 passes on 132 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, placing them 61st and 85th in Division 1. The Syracuse pass defense has also given up a total of 922 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 5th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 972 yards on 21 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 12th in Division 1 in punting average. Syracuse is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 30 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 107th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 325 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Orange average 30 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,212.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 31st in the country in points scored with 141. They have run 303 plays this year for 1,857 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 6.1 yards per play, which is 47th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 598 yards as a unit, which ranks 73rd in college football. They've run 140 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. NC State has been penalized on offense 22 times for 189 yards so far this year, which has them 72nd in the country in penalties. Ryan Finley has passed for 1,217 yards this year. He's completed 118 throws while attempting 159 passes for a completion percentage of 74.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 155.1. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
NC State is 68th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,408 yards on D, which is 62nd in D-1. The Wolfpack are 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 76 throws on 129 attempts against the NC State defense this season, ranking them 75th and 77th in the nation. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,039 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 119 attempts for 369 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. The Wolfpack have had 27 penalties for 229 yards on defense this year. That places them 84th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NC State is 113th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 24th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 245 yards on special teams, which puts them 42nd in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 25 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,142. The Wolfpack have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 75th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. NC State kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 644 yards on 15 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +12.5
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