Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Notre Dame Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville (+14)
Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0) host the Louisville Cardinals (1-3) at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Notre Dame as 14-point favorites. The total is set at 63.5.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals went up against the Pittsburgh Panthers and took the loss by a score of 23-20. Malik Cunningham went 9/21 with 107 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He threw 3 picks for the game. Javian Hawkins paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 75 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He rushed for a total of 78 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Tutu Atwell led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 37 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 9.3 yards per reception for that game.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Louisville Cardinals are averaging 29.0 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 177.8 yards on the ground ranking them 32nd in D-1. The Cardinals have racked up 1,697 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Louisville has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards through the air, the Cardinals have allowed 932 yards which ranks them 60th in college football. During the season, they have allowed 389.8 yards per outing putting them at 45th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 73rd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 34.3 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 156.8 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In their 4 games played, they have conceded 233.0 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 55.8%. During this campaign, they have conceded 627 rushing yards through 4 games.
Malik Cunningham has connected on 224 of his career 369 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He is averaging 135.4 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Cunningham has thrown for a total of 3,520 yards with 32 touchdowns and 11 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 163.5 with a TD rate of 8.7% and an interception rate of 3.0%. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 250 different times totaling 1,063 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took on the Florida State Seminoles and left there with a win by a score of 42-26. Ian Book went 16/25 with 201 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kyren Williams paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 65 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in this game. He rushed for a total of 185 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 9.7 yards per carry. Javon McKinley was the receiving yardage leader by earning 107 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 21.4 yards per reception for that contest.
When looking at how much they score, the Fighting Irish rank 13th in D-1 averaging 40.3 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Fighting Irish have compiled 612 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 204.0 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 58th in the country. They are averaging 270.7 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 812 yards in total. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hold an average of 474.7 yards/outing which has them ranked 14th in the nation. Notre Dame has surrendered a total of 334 yards via the ground game (111.3 yards per outing) in addition to 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Fighting Irish are allowing 13.0 points per game, which has them sitting 19th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 39 total points. They have allowed 1 touchdown via the pass in addition to 212.0 yards/game, which has them in 36th in D-1.
Book has passed for 60 touchdowns while giving up 18 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 7.0% and his interception rate is 2.1%. He has scampered for 1,111 yards on 267 attempts. He is averaging 186.8 yards per game through the air with a 147.6 QB rating. During the 36 games in his college career, Ian Book has completed 547 of his 863 attempts for 6,725 yds.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Fighting Irish NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -14
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