Louisville at Virginia College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Scott Stadium to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 3 point favorites. The Cardinals are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Cavaliers are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
09/16/18 LB Dorian Etheridge Leg is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/16/18 LB Gary McCrae Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/03/18 LB Jonathan Greenard Wrist is out indefinitely
08/20/18 FB Tobias Little Knee is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/09/18 DL John Kirven Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals are 104th in the country in points scored with 65. They have run 183 plays this year for 934 yards, which ranks them 109th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.1 yards per play, which is 104th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 430 yards as a unit, which ranks 89th in college football. They've run 101 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 23 times for 208 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. Jawon Pass has passed for 341 yards this year. He's completed 28 throws while attempting 56 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.7. He averages 3.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.
Louisville is 78th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 75. They have given up a total of 1,158 yards on D, which is 84th in D-1. The Cardinals are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 45 throws on 76 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 40th and 30th in the nation. The Louisville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 594 yards in the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 135 attempts for 564 yards this season, putting them in 99th place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 24 penalties for 225 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers have run for 662 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 118 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Virginia Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 100 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 49th in the nation in points scored with 103. They have run 199 plays this season for 1,338 yards, which ranks them 60th in Division 1 in total offense. Virginia averages 6.7 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Perkins averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 50 passes on 78 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 163.3. He has thrown for 670 yards this season.
The Virginia Cavaliers rush defense has allowed 93 attempts for 389 yards this year, putting them in 54th place in D-1 against the run. Virginia has committed 16 penalties for 146 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in college football. They are 59th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 64. They have surrendered a total of 976 yards on D, which is 51st in the country. The Cavaliers are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 44 passes on 82 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, placing them 34th and 41st in Division 1. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also given up a total of 587 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -3
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