Louisville Cardinals vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wolfpack (-7)
The Louisville Cardinals (4-3) are traveling to Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the NC State Wolfpack (5-2). NC State is 7-point favorites. The total comes in at 59.5.
The Louisville Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals played against the Boston College Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 28-14. Malik Cunningham went 9/17 with 107 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 82.3 and ended the contest with 2 picks. Malik Cunningham led the offense in rushing for the Cardinals with 16 carries for 133 yds (8.3 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they tallied 64 plays for 438 yards. The Louisville Cardinals ended up rushing 47 different times and tallied 331 yards, earning them an average of 7.0 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals gave up 125 yards on 36 tries, which is an average of 3.5 yds per rush surrendered. Louisville gave up 17 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 141 yds, and a completion rate of 53.1%.
The Cardinals have earned 3,156 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Louisville has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 11 different times. Louisville has amassed 152 first downs, and they have been flagged for 48 penalties for 456 yards. As a team they average 201.7 yards in the run game ranking them 33rd in D-1. When talking about putting points on the board, the Louisville Cardinals are sitting at 31.7 points per outing.
The Cardinals rank 88th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 27.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 146.9 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have given up 1,028 yards via the ground game in 7 contests. Regarding passing yardage, the Cardinals are allowing 1,938 yards which ranks them 119th in D-1. They are allowing 276.9 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 64.2%. Overall, they have allowed 423.7 yards/game ranking them 114th in D-1. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 11 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with a record of 5-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wolfpack went home defeated by a final of 31-30 when they faced the Miami Hurricanes. Devin Leary (2 TDs) ended the contest with 310 yds on 24/42 through the air while his QB rate was 134.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.4. Ricky Person Jr. carried the football 9 times for 54 yards, ending the contest with 6.0 yds per carry for NC State. The Wolfpack finished with a total of 421 yards while running 64 plays (6.6 yards per play). NC State rushed for 5.0 yds per attempt, totaling 111 yards on 22 carries. NC State conceded 38 rushing attempts for 95 yards (2.5 yards per carry). The Wolfpack passing defense gave up a completion rate of 75.8%, surrendering 325 yards on 25 for 33 passing.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Wolfpack rank 41st in Division 1 holding an average of 32.0 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Wolfpack have racked up 1,872 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 267.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 35th in Division 1. The NC State Wolfpack have an average of 424.7 yards/game, which ranks them 49th in Division 1. The NC State offense has totaled 395 penalty yards on 42 violations, which is good for 79th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
NC State has surrendered a total of 653 yards rushing (93.3 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown rushing for the season. They have given up 13 touchdowns via the pass and 219.4 yards/outing, which has them in 68th in D-1. The Wolfpack defense has participated in 449 plays, which is 36th in Division 1. The Wolfpack are relinquishing 16.7 PPG, which has them 22nd in the country. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 117 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -7
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