Louisville at North Carolina State - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (1-3) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -4.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and North Carolina Wolfpack meet Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
The Louisville Cardinals look to bounce back after a rough 1-3 start. Lamar Jackson is completing 60 percent of his passes for 495 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Jackson and Kyle Bolin have produced three passing touchdowns. Jaylen Smith and Micky Crum have combined for 375 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Traveon Samuel has 13 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 153.7 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 314 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 22 points and 347.8 yards per game. Keith Kelsey leads the Cardinals with 40 tackles, Sheldon Rankins has three sacks and Chucky Williams has two interceptions.
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The North Carolina Wolfpack look for a win here to get off to a fast 5-0 start. Jacoby Brissett is completing 77.9 percent of his passes for 809 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brissett has a passing touchdown in 11 straight games. Jaylen Samuels and Jumichael Ramos have combined for 398 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Matthew Dayes has 15 receptions. The North Carolina Wolfpack ground game is averaging 259 yards per contest, and Matthew Dayes leads the way with 454 yards and nine touchdowns Defensively, NC State is allowing 12 points and 205.8 yards per game. Josh Jones leads the Wolfpack with 17 tackles, Darian Roseboro has two sacks and Mike Stevens has two pass deflections. Shadrach Thornton is questionable.
The Cardinals are 25-8 ATS in their last 33 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Wolfpack are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
The Louisville Cardinals have looked like straight trash all season long, and now they play their first true road game of the season. NC State may not be as good as it's looked out the gate, but it certainly beats what the Cards have shown so far.
Give me the home team andthe reasonable chalk.