Virginia at Louisville College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals host the Virginia Cavaliers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 9 point favorites. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 2-7-0 against the spread. The Cavaliers have an ATS record of 5-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/04/17 OL Jack English Leg is "?"
10/09/17 WR Ben Hogg Undisclosed out for season
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/28/17 CB Jaire Alexander Hand is "?"
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 Virginia Cavaliers have run for 1,065 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in college football. They've run 294 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 41 times for 379 yards so far this season, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in the nation in points scored with 237. They have run 670 plays this season for 3,369 yards, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 188 1st downs this year, placing them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. Kurt Benkert averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 218 passes on 366 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.6. He has thrown for 2,278 yards this season.
The Cavaliers rush defense has allowed 353 attempts for 1,501 yards this year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. Virginia has committed 49 penalties for 439 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in college football. They are 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 228. They have surrendered a total of 3,108 yards on D, which is 37th in the country. The Cavaliers are ranked 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 128 passes on 246 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, placing them 11th and 20th in Division 1. The Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 1,607 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,314 yards on 52 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 17th in Division 1 in punting average. Virginia is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 98 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 100th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 727 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,194.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 21st in the country in points scored with 330. They have run 684 plays this year for 4,944 yards, which ranks them 8th 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 246 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 1,944 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 328 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. Louisville has been penalized on offense 53 times for 417 yards so far this year, which has them 74th in the country in penalties. Lamar Jackson has passed for 2,808 yards this year. He's completed 197 throws while attempting 326 passes for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.3. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
Louisville is 91st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 277. They have given up a total of 3,691 yards on D, which is 79th in D-1. The Cardinals are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 173 throws on 276 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, ranking them 80th and 58th in the nation. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,332 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 343 attempts for 1,359 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 41 penalties for 408 yards on defense this year. That places them 38th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is 39th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 79 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 99th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 388 yards on special teams, which puts them 110th in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 19 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,411. The Cardinals have tried 12 field goals this year and made 11, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Louisville kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,469 yards on 34 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 36th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +9
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