NC State at Syracuse College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Carrier Dome is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 1 point favorites. The Orange are 4-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0. The Wolfpack are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 4-2-1 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/01/18 TE Damien Darden Undisclosed has left team
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
10/21/18 WR Devin Butler Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs NC State
10/21/18 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs NC State
10/21/18 TE Gabe Horan Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs NC State
10/21/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs NC State
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 NC State Wolfpack have run for 838 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in the nation. They've run 218 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 29 times for 261 yards so far this year, which has them 123rd in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 172. They have run 441 plays this year for 2,708 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.1 yards per play, which is 45th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 151 throws while attempting 221 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. He has passed for 1,777 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.3.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 177 attempts for 628 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the country against the run. They have had 34 penalties for 259 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in Division 1. NC State is 17th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 125. They have given up a total of 2,178 yards on D, which is 18th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 131 throws on 215 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 55th and 51st in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,550 yards in the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 59th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 776 yards on 18 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 123rd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 38th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 151 yards on special teams, which puts them 115th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 19 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,919.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 298. They have run 566 plays this season for 3,334 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 162 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 1,502 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the country. They've run 307 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 39 times for 283 yards so far this season, which has them 93rd in the nation in penalties. Eric Dungey has thrown for 1,433 yards this season. He has completed 119 passes on 205 attempts for a completion percentage of 58%. His quarterback rating this year is 129. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Syracuse is 65th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 188. They have surrendered a total of 2,915 yards on D, which is 84th in Division 1. The Orange are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 135 passes on 238 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, placing them 64th and 81st in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also given up a total of 1,655 yards through the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 272 attempts for 1,260 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. The Orange have committed 39 penalties for 280 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is ranked 47th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 232 punt return yards and average 17.8 yards per return, which is 9th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 281 yards on special teams, ranking 76th in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 19 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,847. The Orange have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 18, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. Syracuse kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,626 yards on 36 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +1
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