The Louisville Cardinals will matchup against NC State Wolfpack on their home turf Thursday, October 5 on ESPN.
The Cardinals no. 17 led by the reigning Heisman Trophy winner are (4-1,1-1) N.C State (4-1,2-0 ACC) upset Florida State this NCAA betting season and are one of two teams without a loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division. The Cardinals QB is the best quarterback in the ACC. Louisville wants a shot at the ACC crown but the truth be told they need Clemson to lose twice in league play for them to have that shot. The Cardinals QB Lamar Jackson has passed for 1636 yards with a 64 completion percentage and a quarterback rating of 163.6. Jackson also holds the top stop in rushing yards this season with 437 yards total at an average of 6.1 yards per carry. Jaylen Smith is their lead receiver with 22 catches for 379 yards. Louisville has 1051 rushing yards total and 1826 for receiving in 2017. The opening line on the Vegas point spread has Louisville as the favorite a -4 ½ (-105).
NC State pulled off an upset against Florida State and has won 4 games to gain a national ranking something they have not held since the 2010 season. The Wolfpack QB Ryan Finley has passed for 1403 yards this season and has played like the best QB in the ACC. Finley has a 71.9 completion percentage and QB rating of 148.7. Finley also contributed 51 yards rushing. The Wolfpack offense has accumulated 841 rushing yards and 1465 receiving yards in 5 weeks. The leading rusher is Nyheim Hines with 82 rushes for 411 yards and he also has 69 receiving yards on the season. The leading receiver is Jaylen Samuels with 43 catches for 321 yards.
Will this NCAA picks matchup come down to a Jaylen vs Jaylen show on the receiving end? The kickoff for this college football betting matchup starts at 8:00 p.m. so get your wagers in on time.
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