Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Cardinal Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (+3)
Malik Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals (3-7) host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-3) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Louisville as 3-point favorites. The O/U is set at 64.5.
The last time they played, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the North Carolina Tar Heels and ended up taking the loss by a score of 59-53. Christian Beal-Smith paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 37 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 120 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.1 yards per run. Donavon Greene was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 170 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per catch for that game. Sam Hartman went 29/45 with 429 yards by way of passing and threw 4 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 39.3 points per outing. As a team they average 175.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 57th in D-1. The Demon Deacons have tallied 3,132 yards in total this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Wake Forest has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 21 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yardage, the Demon Deacons are allowing 1,928 yds which ranks them 88th in the country. Overall, they are surrendering 457.4 yards per game which ranks them 120th in the country. The Demon Deacons are ranked 82nd in the country regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 29.7 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 182.0 yards on the ground per contest so far this season. In their 7 games played this season, they have allowed 275.4 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.4%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,274 rushing yards through 7 outings.
For his career, Hartman has passed for a total of 4,496 yards with 28 TD's and 10 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 188 different times for a total of 344 yds. His QB rating is 135.2 with a TD percentage of 4.8% and an interception rate of 1.7%. He is throwing for 224.8 yards per contest. Sam Hartman has completed 338 of his attempted career 583 throws for a completion percentage of 58.0%.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals faced the Boston College Eagles and went home in defeat by a score of 34-27. Malik Cunningham paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 133 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.8 yards per tote. Dez Fitzpatrick led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 182 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 22.8 yards per catch in this game. Malik Cunningham went 19/31 with 294 yards via the pass and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Cardinals currently sit at 2,485 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 248.5 throwing yards per game, putting them at 46th in the nation. The Louisville Cardinals have an average of 443.1 yards/outing which has them sitting 27th in D-1. They hold an average of 194.6 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,946 yards for this season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Cardinals currently rank 68th in the country holding an average of 28.0 points per outing. Louisville has surrendered a total of 1,852 rushing yards (185.2 yards per contest) as well as 19 touchdowns via the rush on the season. The Cardinals are relinquishing 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 67th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 272 pts. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 185.7 yards per game, which puts them in 30th in the nation.
In the 32 games in his collegiate career, Malik Cunningham has been successful on 330 of 527 tries for a total of 4,954 yds. He is averaging 154.8 yards per game through the air with a 160.4 QB rating. Cunningham has thrown 41 TD's while tossing 18 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 1,550 yds on 319 attempts. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 7.8% and his interception rate is 3.4%.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +3
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