Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+4)
The Louisville Cardinals (4-4) will play the Clemson Tigers (5-3) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. Louisville opens as 4-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 42.5.
The Clemson Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers stepped onto the field against the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a win by a final score of 30-20. D.J. Uiagalelei finished 19/31 with 189 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 116.7 and finished the game with 1 interception. Will Shipley led the offense in rushing for the Tigers with 25 attempts for 128 yds (5.1 yards per carry). For the game, they ran 74 plays which converted into 378 yards. The Clemson Tigers ran the ball a total of 43 times and recorded 189 yds, which had them averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Against the run, the Tigers conceded 68 yds on 34 tries, which averages out to 2.0 yds per run surrendered. Clemson surrendered 14 completions on 22 attempts for 176 yds, and a completion rate of 63.6%.
The Tigers have tallied 2,646 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Clemson has amassed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 11 different times. Clemson has accrued 148 first downs, and they have committed 57 infractions for 445 yards. Offensively they maintain an average of 153.0 yards in the run game ranking them 79th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring points, the Clemson Tigers are sitting at 21.3 points per contest.
The Tigers are ranked 15th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 15.3 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.2 yards per run and 116.3 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 930 yards on the ground through 8 games. Regarding passing yards, the Tigers are giving up 1,688 yds which ranks them 60th in college football. They have relinquished 211.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 327.3 yards per contest which puts them 38th in college football. They have yielded 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 2 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Cardinals head into this game 4-4 this season. For their last game, the Cardinals took a loss by a score of 28-13 when they played the NC State Wolfpack. Malik Cunningham ran the football 18 times for 76 yards, ending the contest with 4.2 yds per attempt for Louisville. Malik Cunningham (1 TD) ended the contest with 219 yds on 11/28 through the air while his QB rate was 109.6. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.8. Louisville gave up 23 running attempts for 49 yards (2.1 yards per rush). The Cardinals passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 69.4%, surrendering 317 yards on 25 for 36 through the air. The Cardinals ended up finishing with 434 yds and they ran 69 plays (6.3 yds per play). Louisville ran the football for 5.2 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 215 yards on 41 carries.
When it comes to how much they score, the Cardinals currently sit 60th in the country averaging 29.4 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Cardinals have thrown for a total of 1,963 yards through the air as well as an average of 245.4 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 54th in the nation. The Louisville Cardinals have an average of 448.8 yards per contest, which ranks them 30th in the country. The Louisville offense has 525 penalty yds on 57 violations, which ranks them 35th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Cardinals are conceding 27.1 points per game, which has them 88th in college football. Louisville has given up a total of 1,077 yards via the ground game (134.6 yards per outing) and 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. In total, they have relinquished 217 pts. They have allowed the opposition 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 281.9 yards/outing, ranking them 134th in the country. The Cardinals defense has taken the field for 565 plays, which is 95th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +4
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