Louisville at Clemson College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 37.5 point favorites. The Tigers are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Cardinals are 1-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-7-0 against the spread
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/16/18 TE Kemari Averett Suspension is out indefinitely
09/03/18 LB Jonathan Greenard Wrist is out indefinitely
08/20/18 FB Tobias Little Knee is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
10/28/18 RB Tavien Feaster Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
09/26/18 QB Kelly Bryant Transferred is out for season
08/24/18 DE Richard Yeargin Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals have run for 953 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in the nation. They've run 259 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 50 times for 434 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. They are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 178. They have run 547 plays this year for 2,809 yards, which ranks them 66th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.1 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 164 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. Jawon Pass has completed 132 throws while attempting 240 passes for a completion percentage of 55%. He has passed for 1,587 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.5.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 378 attempts for 2,012 yards this season, putting them in 123rd place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 454 yards on defense this year. That places them 68th in Division 1. Louisville is 112th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 290. They have given up a total of 3,511 yards on D, which is 96th in the nation. The Cardinals are 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 177 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 8th and 2nd in the country. The Louisville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,499 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have tried 6 field goals this year and made 6, which is 99th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,849 yards on 46 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 90th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisville is 64th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 197 punt return yards and average 16.4 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 599 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 21 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,605.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 353. They have run 580 plays this season for 4,193 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the nation in total offense. The Clemson Tigers average 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Clemson has run for 1,913 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the country. They've run 306 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 36 times for 343 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the nation in penalties. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 1,490 yards this season. He has completed 115 passes on 177 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 163.3. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Clemson is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 2,195 yards on D, which is 6th in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 108 passes on 209 attempts against the Clemson defense this season, placing them 5th and 13th in the country. The Clemson Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,378 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 327 attempts for 817 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 48 penalties for 373 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Clemson is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 211 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 64th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 237 yards on special teams, ranking 108th in kick return yardage. The Clemson Tigers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,641. The Tigers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 72nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Clemson kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 47 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,346 yards on 34 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -37.5
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