West Virginia at NC State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Carter-Finley Stadium is the venue for the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 3 point favorites. The Wolfpack are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0. The Mountaineers are 2-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/09/18 TE Dylan Autenrieth Knee is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
09/09/18 WR Jakobi Meyers Ankle is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
09/09/18 RB Ricky Person Jr. Ankle is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
08/07/18 TE Cary Angeline Eligibility is OUT 3 games (eligible to return 9/22 vs Marshall)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers have run for 407 yards as a unit, which ranks 47th in the nation. They've run 73 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 149 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 21st in Division 1 in points scored with 92. They have run 136 plays this year for 1,172 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Mountaineers average 8.6 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier has completed 46 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 76.7%. He has passed for 761 yards this year. He averages 14.9 adjusted yards per throw and 12.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 229.4.
The Mountaineers rush defense has given up 74 attempts for 265 yards this season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 113 yards on defense this year. That places them 74th in Division 1. West Virginia is 32nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 31. They have given up a total of 594 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Mountaineers are 50th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 49 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 41st and 21st in the country. The West Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 329 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 46th in college football. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 136 yards on 3 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NCAA in punting average. West Virginia is 79th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 12 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 129 yards on special teams, which puts them 36th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,313.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 65. They have run 142 plays this season for 933 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 6.6 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 198 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in the country. They've run 60 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 11 times for 102 yards so far this season, which has them 81st in the nation in penalties. Ryan Finley has thrown for 679 yards this season. He has completed 60 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 74.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.7. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw.
NC State is 19th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 20. They have surrendered a total of 714 yards on D, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Wolfpack are ranked 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 43 passes on 64 attempts against the NC State defense this season, placing them 92nd and 72nd in the country. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also given up a total of 444 yards through the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 69 attempts for 270 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolfpack have committed 10 penalties for 73 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
NC State has returned 4 kicks for 88 yards on special teams, ranking 69th in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 22 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,061. The Wolfpack have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. NC State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 167 yards on 4 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -3
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