NC State at North Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The North Carolina Tar Heels host the NC State Wolfpack at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has NC State as 7 point favorites. The Tar Heels have an over/under record of 6-3-1 and they are 4-5-1 against the spread. The Wolfpack have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-3-1 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-5-1 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/29/18 WR Stephen Louis Ankle is out for season
10/01/18 TE Damien Darden Undisclosed has left team
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/06/18 QB Jace Ruder Arm is out indefinitely
10/25/18 QB Cade Fortin Leg is out indefinitely
10/24/18 WR Antoine Green Foot is out for season
10/10/18 QB Chazz Surratt Wrist is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NC State Wolfpack have run for 1,286 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in college football. They've run 361 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 50 times for 486 yards so far this season, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 58th in the nation in points scored with 335. They have run 751 plays this season for 4,597 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.1 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 246 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 259 passes on 380 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 153. He has thrown for 3,180 yards this season.
The Wolfpack rush defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,125 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in D-1 against the run. NC State has committed 76 penalties for 563 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in college football. They are 35th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 241. They have surrendered a total of 4,030 yards on D, which is 49th in the country. The Wolfpack are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 225 passes on 363 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, placing them 108th and 93rd in Division 1. The NC State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,905 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 18, which is 11th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,405 yards on 33 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 38th in Division 1 in punting average. NC State is ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 85 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 70th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 352 yards on special teams, ranking 101st in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 21 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,034.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tar Heels are 94th in the country in points scored with 273. They have run 741 plays this year for 4,434 yards, which ranks them 70th in Division 1 in total offense. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 6 yards per play, which is 52nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground North Carolina has run for 1,970 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in college football. They've run 367 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. North Carolina has been penalized on offense 63 times for 572 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. Nathan Elliott has passed for 2,169 yards this year. He's completed 201 throws while attempting 325 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 123.5. He averages 6.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
North Carolina is 92nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 346. They have given up a total of 4,518 yards on D, which is 84th in D-1. The Tar Heels are 99th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 180 throws on 317 attempts against the North Carolina defense this season, ranking them 29th and 47th in the nation. The North Carolina Tar Heels pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,317 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 429 attempts for 2,201 yards this season, putting them in 103rd place in the country against the run. The Tar Heels have had 52 penalties for 412 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
North Carolina is 36th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 273 punt return yards and average 14.4 yards per return, which is 18th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 656 yards on special teams, which puts them 32nd in kick return yardage. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 22 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,363. The Tar Heels have tried 25 field goals this year and made 16, which is 21st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. North Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,785 yards on 44 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +7
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