NC State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Scott Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: NC State (+9.5)
Scott Stadium is the site where Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (1-1) will play the NC State Wolfpack (2-1) on Saturday. NC State opens this matchup as 9.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 59.5.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and took home the victory by a score of 30-29. Ricky Person Jr. paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 39 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Emeka Emezie was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 101 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 14.4 yards per reception in this contest. Devin Leary went 28/44 with 336 yards by way of passing and added 4 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
When talking about scoring points, the NC State Wolfpack hold an average of 33.0 points per contest. As a unit they're holding an average of 157.0 yards in the run game which is 41st in college football. The Wolfpack have racked up 1,247 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, NC State has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. Concerning passing yards, the Wolfpack have given up 828 yds which ranks them 70th in the nation. Over the course of this season, they have given up 461.0 yards per outing which ranks them 74th in the nation. The Wolfpack are ranked 79th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 38.7 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 185.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. In their 3 games played, they are giving up 276.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.3%. For the season, they have allowed 555 yards via the ground game in 3 outings.
For his career, Leary has thrown for 1,720 yards with 13 TD's and 5 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 48 different times for a total of 21 rushing yds. His QB rating is 117.9 with a touchdown rate of 4.8% and an interception percentage of 1.9%. He is throwing for 172.0 yards per contest. Devin Leary has completed 141 of his attempted career 270 passes for a completion percentage of 52.2%.
The last time they played, the Virginia Cavaliers took the field against the Clemson Tigers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 41-23. Brennan Armstrong went 24/43 with 270 yards by way of the pass and completed 3 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. Armstrong led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 89 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per tote. Billy Kemp IV led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 96 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 9.6 yards per catch for the game.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Cavaliers are 41st in college football by scoring 30.5 PPG. For the season thus far, the Cavaliers have racked up 532 yards through the air not to mention an average of 266.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 24th in Division 1. They have an average of 167.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 335 yards in total. The Virginia Cavaliers maintain an average of 433.5 yards/game which has them sitting 28th in D-1. The Cavaliers are surrendering 30.5 points per contest, which has them 59th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 61 points in total. Virginia has allowed a total of 193 rushing yards (96.5 yards per game) and 2 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 307.5 yards/game, which has them in 76th in the country.
In 10 games in his collegiate career, Brennan Armstrong has completed 65 of his 113 attempts for a total of 797 yards. He averages 79.7 yards per contest through the air with a 126.6 quarterback rating. Armstrong has thrown 7 TD's compared to 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 229 yards on 48 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 6.2% and his interception percentage is 5.3%.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -9.5
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