Louisville at Syracuse College Football Picks and Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 21.5 point favorites. The Cardinals are 1-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3-0. The Orange are 6-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-8-0 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 6-2-1 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/04/18 RB Dae Williams Wrist is questionable Friday vs Syracuse
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 Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/04/18 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Louisville
11/04/18 TE Gabe Horan Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Louisville
11/04/18 DB Ifeatu Melifonwu Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Louisville
11/04/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Friday vs Louisville
11/04/18 RB Moe Neal Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Louisville
11/04/18 DB Tyrone Perkins Leg is questionable Friday vs Louisville
10/01/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is out for season
09/20/18 WR Ed Hendrix Lower Body is out for season
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals are 115th in the country in points scored with 194. They have run 617 plays this year for 3,113 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinals average 5 yards per play, which is 115th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 178 1st downs this season, ranking them 87th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 1,026 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 295 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 60 times for 534 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. Jawon Pass has passed for 1,697 yards this year. He's completed 144 throws while attempting 264 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 109.7. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Louisville is 122nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 367. They have given up a total of 4,165 yards on D, which is 111th in D-1. The Cardinals are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 125 throws on 197 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 6th and 2nd in the nation. The Louisville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,668 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 416 attempts for 2,497 yards this season, putting them in 125th place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 51 penalties for 470 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is 81st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 197 punt return yards and average 16.4 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 36 kicks for 846 yards on special teams, which puts them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 24 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,156. The Louisville Cardinals have tried 7 field goals this year and made 7, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 23 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,073 yards on 52 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 93rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange have run for 1,847 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in college football. They've run 404 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Syracuse Orange have been penalized on offense 63 times for 478 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. They are 7th in the nation in points scored with 390. They have run 740 plays this season for 4,316 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. Syracuse averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 169 passes on 278 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.8. He has thrown for 2,001 yards this season.
The Syracuse Orange rush defense has allowed 345 attempts for 1,487 yards this year, putting them in 73rd place in D-1 against the run. Syracuse has committed 63 penalties for 504 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in college football. They are 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 253. They have surrendered a total of 3,890 yards on D, which is 96th in the country. The Orange are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 182 passes on 319 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, placing them 95th and 114th in Division 1. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also given up a total of 2,403 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 23, which is 1st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Syracuse kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 45 for 45 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,114 yards on 48 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 24th in Division 1 in punting average. Syracuse is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 260 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 12th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 315 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 19 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,892.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange -21.5
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