Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+5)
The Louisville Cardinals (4-3) welcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-1) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. Louisville opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The total is 61.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Demon Deacons stepped onto the field against the Boston College Eagles and earned the victory with a final of 43-15. Sam Hartman went 25/40 with 313 yards through the air and 5 TDs. He had a QB rate of 164.5 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Justice Ellison was the leader on the ground for the Demon Deacons with 9 attempts for 36 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 428 yds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up running the ball 35 different times and compiled 115 yards, which is an average of 3.3 yards per carry. On the ground, the Demon Deacons conceded 56 yds on 23 tries, which is an average of 2.4 yards per run allowed. Wake Forest allowed 24 completions on 45 tries for 259 yds, and a completion rate of 53.3%.
When talking about scoring, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 41.4 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 143.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 75th in the country. The Demon Deacons have earned 3,071 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Wake Forest has totaled 25 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Wake Forest has amassed 172 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 31 penalties for 283 yards. They have turned the football over 5 times.
In terms of passing yards, the Demon Deacons are conceding 1,671 yds which puts them in 67th in Division 1. They are conceding 238.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.0%. For the year, they are granting 375.0 yards/contest which puts them 68th in college football. They have conceded 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 3.7 yards per tote and 136.3 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have conceded 954 running yards through 7 games. The Demon Deacons rank 54th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 24.0 points per contest.
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The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cardinals got the victory with a final of 24-10 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Malik Cunningham (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 122 yards on 10/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 118.3. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.8. Trevion Cooley ran the ball 11 times for 75 yards, ending the contest with 6.8 yds per carry for Louisville. Louisville rushed the football for 4.1 yards per carry, totaling 122 yds on 30 carries. The Cardinals finished the contest with 312 yds on 57 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Cardinals passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.2%, surrendering 158 yards on 16 out of 29 through the air. Louisville conceded 37 attempts on the ground for 168 yards (4.5 yds per carry).
The Louisville Cardinals maintain an average of 419.3 yards per game, which is good for 57th in Division 1. The Louisville offense has totaled 483 penalty yards on 52 infractions, which ranks 38th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Cardinals have a total of 1,570 passing yards as well as holding an average of 224.3 passing yards per contest, which ranks 85th in the nation. When it comes to how much they score, the Cardinals sit 77th in D-1 holding an average of 27.1 points per outing.
Louisville has yielded a total of 971 rushing yards (138.7 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have given up 10 touchdowns from the passing game and 217.6 yards/game, which has them ranked 51st in Division 1. The Cardinals defense has taken the field for 447 plays, which ranks them 23rd in D-1. The Cardinals are surrendering 20.6 PPG, which has them sitting 26th in college football. This season, they have given up 144 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +5
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