Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Scott Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville (+1)
Scott Stadium is the venue where Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (2-4) will play the Louisville Cardinals (2-5) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Virginia as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63.
In their last contest, the Louisville Cardinals went up against the Virginia Tech Hokies and left there with a loss by a score of 42-35. Malik Cunningham went 23/35 with 350 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He gave away 3 picks for the game. Javian Hawkins led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 90 yards and he notched 1 TD for this game. He rushed for a total of 129 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Dez Fitzpatrick was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 158 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 31.6 yards per reception in this contest.
The Cardinals have earned 3,047 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they average 185.1 yards rushing which has them sitting 41st in Division 1. When it comes to scoring, Louisville has compiled 15 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Louisville Cardinals are averaging 29.4 points per game. The Cardinals rank 79th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 29.6 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.0 yards per run and 201.0 rushing yards per contest this year. During the season, they have given up 1,407 running yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Cardinals have given up 1,362 yds which has them sitting in 85th in the nation. In their 7 games played this season, they are giving up 194.6 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.6%. Overall, they have given up 395.6 yards per outing which puts them 67th in the country.
For his college career, Cunningham has thrown for 4,280 yards with 38 touchdowns and 14 picks. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 273 times for a total of 1,199 yards. His quarterback rating is 164.6 with a TD percentage of 8.5% and an interception percentage of 3.1%. He is throwing for 147.6 yards per contest. Malik Cunningham has connected on 279 of his career 447 throws for a completion percentage of 62.4%.
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers took the field against the North Carolina Tar Heels and added a win to their record by a score of 44-41. Shane Simpson paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 29 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 70 yards via 8 carries which had him averaging 8.8 yards per run. Shane Simpson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 72 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 36.0 yards per catch in this outing. Brennan Armstrong went 12/22 with 208 yards via the pass and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest.
In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Cavaliers sit 77th in Division 1 averaging 27.2 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cavaliers have thrown for a total of 1,446 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 241.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 56th in D-1. They have an average of 171.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,030 yards for the season. The Virginia Cavaliers maintain an average of 412.7 yards/contest which is good for 56th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are conceding 33.2 points per game, which has them ranked 96th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 199 points. Virginia has allowed a total of 761 yards via the ground game (126.8 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 312.2 yards/game, which puts them in 129th in the nation.
In the 13 games in his career, Brennan Armstrong has completed 99 of his 174 attempts for a total of 1,243 yds. He averages 95.6 yds per contest through the air with a 129.3 QB rating. Armstrong has thrown for 12 TD's compared to 9 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 380 yds on 89 tries. His touchdown percentage is 6.9% and his interception rate is 5.2%.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -1
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