NC State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-4.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (6-4) will try to defeat the NC State Wolfpack (7-3) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. Louisville opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 49.5.
The NC State Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 7-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Wolfpack took on the Boston College Eagles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 21-20. MJ Morris connected on 12/24 with 135 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 102.7 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Michael Allen was the rushing leader for the Wolfpack with 14 carries for 77 yards (5.5 yards per attempt). Overall, they had 68 plays which totaled 335 yards. The NC State Wolfpack ended up rushing 44 different times and totaled 200 yards, earning them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt. On the ground, the Wolfpack gave up -1 yards on 23 attempts, which averages out to 0.0 yards per run allowed. NC State allowed 29 pass completions on 48 attempts for 330 yards, and a completion rate of 60.4%.
The Wolfpack have attained 3,501 total yards this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, NC State has compiled 20 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 12 times. NC State has compiled 215 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 75 infractions for 607 yards. As a team they are averaging 131.6 yards via the ground game which is 87th in D-1. Regarding scoring, the NC State Wolfpack have an average of 26.4 points per outing.
The Wolfpack sit in 14th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 18.1 points per game. They are allowing 3.4 yards per rush on the ground and 92.3 rushing yards per contest on the year. For the year, they have given up 923 yards via the ground game in 10 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Wolfpack are allowing 2,289 yards which ranks them 68th in D-1. They have yielded 228.9 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 58.2%. In total, they have given up 321.2 yards per outing which has them ranked 19th in the nation. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals walked away with a loss by a score of 31-16 when they played the Clemson Tigers. Brock Domann (1 TD) finished the contest with 175 yards on 13/23 through the air while his quarterback rating was 126.1. He had 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Jawhar Jordan carried the rock 11 times for 73 yards, walking away from the game with 6.6 yards per attempt for Louisville. Louisville ran the football for 5.0 yds per carry, finishing the game with 150 yards on 30 carries. The Cardinals finished with a total of 400 yards while running 67 plays (6.0 yds per play). The Cardinals pass defense gave up a completion rate of 71.4%, surrendering 191 yards on 20 out of 28 passing. Louisville relinquished 45 attempts on the ground for 248 yards (5.5 yards per rush).
The Louisville Cardinals have an average of 420.7 yards per contest, ranking them 42nd in the nation. The Louisville offense has compiled 716 penalty yds on 73 infractions, which is good for 24th in the nation in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Cardinals have thrown for a total of 2,242 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 224.2 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 79th in college football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are 65th in college football averaging 28.8 points per outing.
Louisville has given up a total of 1,452 yards on the ground (145.2 yards per outing) and 13 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air and 207.6 yards per outing, which puts them in 40th in the nation. The Cardinals defense has participated in 661 plays, which is good for 41st in D-1. The Cardinals are allowing 20.6 PPG, ranking them 26th in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 206 total points.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -4.5
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