Louisville at Boston College College Football Picks & Predictions 10/9/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Alumni Stadium to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 15 point favorites. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/07/18 LB C.J. Avery Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/07/18 CB Chandler Jones Leg is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/07/18 LB Gary McCrae Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/07/18 LB Robert Hicks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
09/03/18 LB Jonathan Greenard Wrist is out indefinitely
08/20/18 FB Tobias Little Knee is out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
10/07/18 RB AJ Dillon Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
10/07/18 WR Jeff Smith Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
10/07/18 WR Kobay White Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 123. They have run 390 plays this season for 2,052 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this year, placing them 70th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 724 yards as a team, which ranks 103rd in the country. They've run 191 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 41 times for 370 yards so far this season, which has them 35th in the nation in penalties. Jawon Pass has thrown for 1,059 yards this season. He has completed 85 passes on 155 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 116. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisville is 108th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 196. They have surrendered a total of 2,483 yards on D, which is 105th in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 131 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, placing them 18th and 12th in the country. The Louisville pass defense has also given up a total of 1,097 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 270 attempts for 1,386 yards this year, putting them in 121st place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 38 penalties for 359 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is ranked 62nd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 148 punt return yards and average 16.4 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 411 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 22 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,611. The Louisville Cardinals have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 54th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,366 yards on 32 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 1,338 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the nation. They've run 280 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 39 times for 289 yards so far this year, which has them 48th in the country in penalties. They are 21st in Division 1 in points scored with 239. They have run 440 plays this year for 2,703 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Boston College Eagles average 6.1 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this season, ranking them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. Anthony Brown has completed 75 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. He has passed for 1,059 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.5.
The Boston College Eagles rush defense has given up 265 attempts for 1,053 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 219 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in Division 1. Boston College is 86th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 162. They have given up a total of 2,447 yards on D, which is 103rd in the nation. The Eagles are 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 120 throws on 210 attempts against the Boston College defense this season, ranking them 98th and 113th in the country. The Boston College Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,394 yards in the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boston College Eagles have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 122nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Boston College kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 27 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,222 yards on 35 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That ranks them 128th in the NCAA in punting average. Boston College is 48th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 133 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 652 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,488.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +15
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