Wake Forest at Louisville College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is the venue for the game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 1.5 point favorites. The Cardinals are 1-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0. The Demon Deacons are 1-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-2-0.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-6-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
10/21/18 LB DJ Taylor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
10/21/18 DB Peyton Woulard Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
10/21/18 LB Ryan Smenda Jr. Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
09/26/18 LB Nate Mays Foot is out for season
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/21/18 LB Gary McCrae Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
10/16/18 TE Kemari Averett Suspension is out indefinitely
09/03/18 LB Jonathan Greenard Wrist is out indefinitely
08/20/18 FB Tobias Little Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have run for 1,509 yards as a unit, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They've run 360 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 25 times for 273 yards so far this year, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. They are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 211. They have run 615 plays this year for 3,072 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Demon Deacons average 5 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Sam Hartman has completed 124 throws while attempting 230 passes for a completion percentage of 53.9%. He has passed for 1,486 yards this year. He averages 6.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 119.3.
The Demon Deacons rush defense has given up 268 attempts for 1,549 yards this season, putting them in 105th place in the country against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 361 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 111th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 259. They have given up a total of 3,489 yards on D, which is 115th in the nation. The Demon Deacons are 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 166 throws on 253 attempts against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense this season, ranking them 121st and 103rd in the country. The Wake Forest pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,940 yards in the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Wake Forest Demon Deacons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,888 yards on 45 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average. Wake Forest is 4th in the country in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 283 punt return yards and average 13.5 yards per return, which is 29th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 333 yards on special teams, which puts them 65th in kick return yardage. The Demon Deacons average 22 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,688.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 143. They have run 457 plays this season for 2,269 yards, which ranks them 88th in the nation in total offense. The Louisville Cardinals average 5 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 131 1st downs this year, placing them 104th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 771 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in the country. They've run 223 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 45 times for 403 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the nation in penalties. Jawon Pass has thrown for 1,229 yards this season. He has completed 102 passes on 186 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.4. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisville is 101st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 234. They have surrendered a total of 2,913 yards on D, which is 83rd in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 95 passes on 153 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, placing them 6th and 1st in the country. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 1,276 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 331 attempts for 1,637 yards this year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 45 penalties for 419 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is ranked 67th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 152 punt return yards and average 13.8 yards per return, which is 27th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 501 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 22 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,922. The Cardinals have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,700 yards on 42 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -1.5
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