Florida State Seminoles vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 9/16/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-1)
The Florida State Seminoles (2-0) are traveling to Cardinal Stadium on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Louisville Cardinals (1-1). Florida State opens as 1-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 54.
The Florida State Seminoles step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Seminoles took the field against the LSU Tigers and walked away with a win by a score of 24-23. Jordan Travis finished 20/33 with 260 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 146.8 and ended the contest with no picks. Treshaun Ward was the leader on the ground for the Seminoles with 16 totes for 49 yds (3.1 yards per attempt). The Florida State Seminoles ended up rushing 38 times and compiled 132 yds, which earned them an average of 3.5 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 71 plays which gave them a total of 392 yds. Florida State gave up 26 pass completions on 36 tries for 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.2%. When it came to stopping the run, the Seminoles conceded 139 yards on 30 tries, which calculates to 4.6 yards per run allowed.
The Seminoles have attained 1,030 total yards for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Florida State has totaled 2 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 times. Florida State has accrued 55 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 12 penalties for 135 yards. As a team they average 269.0 yards on the ground ranking them 6th in college football. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Florida State Seminoles have an average of 35.5 PPG.
The Seminoles are ranked 37th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 15.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 116.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. During the season, they have allowed 232 yards via the ground game in 2 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Seminoles have given up 280 yards which ranks them 16th in D-1. They have yielded 140.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the year, they have given up 256.0 yards/game putting them at 20th in Division 1. They have conceded 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 1 touchdown running the ball.
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The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cardinals got the victory with a final of 20-14 when they faced the UCF Knights. Malik Cunningham walked away from the contest with 195 yds on 14/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 104.8. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Malik Cunningham carried the rock 17 times for 121 yds, ending the game with 7.1 yards per attempt for Louisville. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 421 yards while they ran 74 plays (5.7 yards per play). Louisville ran the ball for 5.0 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 226 yards on 45 carries. Louisville allowed 38 attempts on the ground for 208 yards (5.5 yards per rush). The Cardinals passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 47.1%, surrendering 131 yds on 16 out of 34 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Cardinals are sitting 122nd in the country averaging 13.5 points per game. During the season to this point, the Cardinals have earned 392 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 196.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 99th in the country. The Louisville Cardinals have an average of 377.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 85th in Division 1. The Louisville offense has accrued 146 penalty yards on 19 violations, which ranks 22nd in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Louisville has given up a total of 415 yards rushing (207.5 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 186.5 yards/outing, ranking them 41st in the country. The Cardinals defense has taken part in 138 plays, which ranks 72nd in the nation. The Cardinals are allowing 22.5 PPG, which has them ranked 68th in college football. This year, they have allowed 45 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles +1
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