Louisville vs NC State College Football Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Micale Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals travel to Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the NC State Wolfpack. NC State opens this game as 4-point dogs. The Cardinals are 5-4-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Wolfpack are 3-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals played the Miami Hurricanes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 52-27. Javian Hawkins paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 43 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 91 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Tutu Atwell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 142 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 23.7 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Micale Cunningham who went 12/18 with 219 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Cardinals ended up running the ball 35 times and earned a total of 168 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. In the game, they finished with a total of 64 plays which added up to 496 yards. Overall, the Cardinals earned a total of 18 1st downs and they totaled 14 infractions for 121 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisville gave up 16 completions on 23 attempts totaling 252 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 197 yards on 32 carries which is an average of 6.2 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 449 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Cardinals head into this matchup 5-4 this year. For total yards, they rank 5th in the ACC and 38th in the country with 4,062 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 32.1 points per contest, which has them at 49th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 214 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the ACC. The Cardinals have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 34.1 points per contest ranking them 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When talking about yards rushing, Louisville is allowing 180 yards per game putting them 11th in the ACC and 88th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the conference and 93rd in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,620 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have conceded 2,136 yards. Teams are completing 59.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the NC State Wolfpack faced the Clemson Tigers and were beaten 55-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wolfpack was Devin Leary who went 14/29 with 166 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Zonovan Knight led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 53 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 139 yards via 12 carries which gave him an average of 11.6 yards per run. Cary Angeline led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 53 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 26.5 yards per reception during the game. The Wolfpack ran the football 31 times and earned 124 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 60 plays which added up to 290 yards. For the contest, the Wolfpack got 13 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, NC State allowed 25 catches on 36 tries totaling 303 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.4%. In the running game, the Wolfpack allowed 246 yards on 41 carries which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 549 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 4-5. NC State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 148.4 rushing yards per contest, putting them 87th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,336 rushing yards through 9 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Wolfpack average 384.2 yards per game overall putting them 82nd in the nation and 9th in the ACC. The Wolfpack are conceding 28.7 points per game ranking them 9th in the ACC and 76th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are conceding 249.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wolfpack are currently ranked 9th in the conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 258 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 133.1 yards per contest which puts them at 36th in D-1 and 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,198 yards on the ground and 18 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +4
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