Virginia at NC State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Carter-Finley Stadium is the venue for the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 8.5 point favorites. The Wolfpack are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0. The Cavaliers are 4-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-2-0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/23/18 LB Malcolm Cook Knee is questionable Saturday vs NC State
09/23/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs NC State
09/23/18 DL John Kirven Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs NC State
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/23/18 RB Ricky Person Jr. Leg is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Cavaliers have run for 866 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in the nation. They've run 157 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 15 times for 129 yards so far this year, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 130. They have run 264 plays this year for 1,739 yards, which ranks them 62nd in the nation in total offense. The Cavaliers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 36th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Perkins has completed 67 throws while attempting 102 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. He has passed for 867 yards this year. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 162.3.
The Cavaliers rush defense has given up 122 attempts for 455 yards this season, putting them in 36th place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 198 yards on defense this year. That places them 51st in Division 1. Virginia is 30th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 67. They have given up a total of 1,190 yards on D, which is 31st in the nation. The Cavaliers are 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 60 throws on 110 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 36th and 51st in the country. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 735 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 102. They have run 218 plays this season for 1,437 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 6.6 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 73 1st downs this year, placing them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 325 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in the country. They've run 96 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 15 times for 127 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the nation in penalties. Ryan Finley has thrown for 1,056 yards this season. He has completed 83 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 153.9. He averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw.
NC State is 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 40. They have surrendered a total of 1,038 yards on D, which is 15th in Division 1. The Wolfpack are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 65 passes on 107 attempts against the NC State defense this season, placing them 51st and 43rd in the country. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also given up a total of 714 yards through the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 91 attempts for 324 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolfpack have committed 14 penalties for 93 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -8.5
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