NC State at Clemson College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 17 point favorites. The Tigers are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Wolfpack are 3-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/01/18 TE Damien Darden Undisclosed has left team
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
10/14/18 WR Cornell Powell Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs NC State
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 NC State Wolfpack have run for 726 yards as a unit, which ranks 119th in the nation. They've run 188 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 23 times for 212 yards so far this year, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 165. They have run 376 plays this year for 2,403 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.4 yards per play, which is 28th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this season, ranking them 76th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 130 throws while attempting 187 passes for a completion percentage of 69.5%. He has passed for 1,621 yards this year. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.8.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 145 attempts for 537 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 26 penalties for 192 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in Division 1. NC State is 6th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 84. They have given up a total of 1,707 yards on D, which is 9th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 99 throws on 167 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 30th and 17th in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,170 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 39th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 486 yards on 12 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 87th in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 110th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 151 yards on special teams, which puts them 114th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 22 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,614.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 253. They have run 423 plays this season for 3,198 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The Clemson Tigers average 7.6 yards per play, which is 5th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Clemson has run for 1,702 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the country. They've run 241 times, averaging 7.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 23 times for 226 yards so far this season, which has them 123rd in the nation in penalties. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 868 yards this season. He has completed 69 passes on 101 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 172.5. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Clemson is 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 87. They have surrendered a total of 1,651 yards on D, which is 4th in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 66 passes on 134 attempts against the Clemson defense this season, placing them 2nd and 1st in the country. The Clemson Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 917 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 260 attempts for 734 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 26 penalties for 190 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Clemson is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 145 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 169 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Clemson Tigers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,512. The Tigers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 87th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Clemson kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 999 yards on 25 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -17
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