Louisville Cardinals vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-7)
Truist Field is the site where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-0) will go up against the Louisville Cardinals (3-1) on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this contest as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 61.
The Louisville Cardinals head into this matchup 3-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cardinals faced the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a win by a final score of 31-23. Malik Cunningham went 25/39 with 264 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 137.9 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Malik Cunningham was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 14 totes for 56 yards (4.0 yards per carry). The Louisville Cardinals ran the rock 41 times and tallied 131 yards, which came out to an average of 3.2 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 81 plays which converted into 395 yds. Louisville gave up 24 pass completions on 39 attempts for 248 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 205 yards on 36 tries, which is an average of 5.7 yards per run surrendered.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Louisville Cardinals are sitting at 31.8 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 158.8 yards on the ground ranking them 73rd in the country. The Cardinals have tallied 1,693 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Louisville has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. Louisville has amassed 85 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 26 penalties for 242 yds. They have turned the football over 4 times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Cardinals have given up 986 yards which ranks them 104th in college football. They have surrendered 246.5 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 68.0%. For the season, they have yielded 419.3 yards per game putting them at 108th in the nation. They have granted 6 touchdowns by air as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per run and 172.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 691 rushing yards through 4 games. The Cardinals rank 94th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.0 points per game.
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The Demon Deacons head into this matchup 4-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Demon Deacons walked away with a victory by a final of 37-17 when they played the Virginia Cavaliers. Sam Hartman (3 TDs) finished the contest with 270 yds on 17/29 through the air while his QB rate was 171.0. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. Christian Beal carried the rock 16 times for 47 yds, finishing the game with 2.9 yds per carry for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons finished the game with a total of 473 yards while running 74 plays (6.4 yards per play). Wake Forest rushed the ball for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing the game with 203 yds on 45 carries. Wake Forest allowed 27 rush attempts for 99 yds (3.7 yards per rush). The Demon Deacons pass defense gave up a completion rate of 55.9%, relinquishing 407 yards on 33 out of 59 through the air.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Demon Deacons rank 25th in Division 1 averaging 38.8 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Demon Deacons have racked up 969 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 242.3 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 58th in college football. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 430.5 yards per game, which is good for 46th in the nation. The Wake Forest offense has compiled 178 yards of penalties on 19 violations, which ranks 108th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Wake Forest has given up a total of 476 rushing yards (119.0 yards per game) in addition to 0 touchdown by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have allowed 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 238.8 yards per game, which has them in 98th in the country. The Demon Deacons defense has taken part in 284 plays, which has them sitting 106th in college football. The Demon Deacons are conceding 14.3 PPG, which has them ranked 22nd in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 57 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -7
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