Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-7.5)
Memorial Stadium is where the Clemson Tigers (8-1) will take on the Louisville Cardinals (6-3) on Saturday. Louisville opens as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 51.
The Louisville Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 for this year. In their last matchup, the Cardinals faced the James Madison Dukes and walked away with a win by a score of 34-10. Malik Cunningham went 14/20 with 223 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 213.2 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Tiyon Evans was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 10 totes for 126 yards (12.6 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which totaled 462 yds. The Louisville Cardinals ran the ball 44 different times and recorded 239 yds, which is an average of 5.4 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Cardinals gave up 141 yds on 36 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed. Louisville allowed 4 pass completions on 15 tries for a total of 52 yards, and a completion rate of 26.7%.
The Cardinals currently have 3,807 total yards for the year. With reference to notching touchdowns, Louisville has earned 10 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 14 times. Louisville has 190 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 67 penalties for 651 yards. As a team they are averaging 201.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 25th in college football. Regarding putting points on the board, the Louisville Cardinals are sitting at 30.2 points per outing.
Concerning passing yardage, the Cardinals are giving up 1,885 yds which puts them in 38th in D-1. They have allowed 209.4 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 59.9%. In total, they are conceding 343.2 yards/outing putting them at 31st in the nation. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per tote and 133.8 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have given up 1,204 rushing yards through 9 games. The Cardinals are sitting in 20th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 19.4 points per contest.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 8-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 35-14 when they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. D.J. Uiagalelei (1 TD) finished the game with 191 yards on 27/39 passing while his quarterback rating was 113.7. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 4.9. Will Shipley carried the ball 12 times for 63 yards, ending the contest with 5.3 yards per attempt for Clemson. The Tigers finished the game with 281 yds while they ran 65 plays (4.3 yds per play). Clemson ended up running for 3.6 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 90 yards on 25 carries. Clemson gave up 47 running attempts for 263 yards (5.6 yds per carry). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion rate of 52.9%, surrendering 85 yards on 9 out of 17 through the air.
The Clemson Tigers average 405.9 yards/outing, ranking them 62nd in the country. The Clemson offense has 517 yards of penalties on 57 violations, which is good for 59th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the Tigers have racked up 2,080 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 231.1 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 73rd in D-1. In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Tigers currently rank 31st in the country holding an average of 34.6 PPG.
Clemson has allowed a total of 966 yards rushing (107.3 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. They have conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 226.9 yards/game, which has them sitting 64th in the nation. The Tigers defense has taken the field for 606 plays, which has them sitting 52nd in college football. The Tigers are relinquishing 21.6 points per game, which has them 35th in Division 1. This year, they have relinquished 194 pts.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -7.5
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