Louisville vs Wake Forest Line and Predictions ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Jamie Newman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons play the Louisville Cardinals at BB&T Field on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Wake Forest opens this game as 7-point favorites. The Cardinals are 3-2-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Demon Deacons are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-1 against the spread.
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/06/19 QB Jawon Pass Foot is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
08/06/19 S TreSean Smith Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
10/06/19 WR Kendall Hinton Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
10/06/19 DT Tyler Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Louisville
In their last outing, the Louisville Cardinals faced the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 41-39. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Malik Cunningham who went 13/18 with 288 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Javian Hawkins paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 47 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 172 yards via 25 carries which meant he averaged 6.9 yards per carry. Seth Dawkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 170 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 28.3 yards per catch for the game. The Cardinals ran the football 44 times and added 236 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry. For the contest, the Cardinals earned 26 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 61 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they ran 78 plays for a total of 664 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisville gave up 15 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 304 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 259 yards on 45 attempts which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 563 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Cardinals head into this matchup 3-2 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 32.4 points per contest, putting them 51st in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 230 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the conference and 27th in the country with 2,423 yards. The Cardinals have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 26 points per game which has them at 9th in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Louisville is giving up 160.4 yards per contest putting them 10th in the conference and 72nd in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 9th in the conference and 61st in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 802 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have allowed 1,273 yards. Opponents are completing 58.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went up against the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 27-24. Leading the way at QB for the Demon Deacons was Jamie Newman who went 21/33 with 243 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick during the game. Jamie Newman led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 50 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 102 yards on 23 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per run. Scotty Washington led the team in receiving yardage by earning 94 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 18.8 yards per catch for the game. The Demon Deacons ran the football 54 times and added 197 yards earning them an average of 3.6 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 87 plays for 440 yards. In the game, the Demon Deacons racked up a total of 22 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 15 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In terms of defense, Wake Forest gave up 22 catches on 31 tries for a total of 281 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. For the game, they allowed 533 yards and forced 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Demon Deacons gave up 252 yards on 44 attempts which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt allowed.
The Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 5-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Demon Deacons have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Wake Forest has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 202.4 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 40th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,012 yards rushing through 5 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Demon Deacons average 515 yards per contest overall which has them at 10th in D-1 and 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons are conceding 21 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 35th in college football. In regard to points given up, they have given up 105 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 147.6 yards per game which puts them at 60th in Division 1 and 8th in the ACC. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 738 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are conceding 245.6 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Demon Deacons are currently ranked 10th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -7
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