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Louisville Cardinals Host the North Carolina State Wolfpack in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

North Carolina State Wolfpack

vs

Louisville Cardinals
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

The North Carolina State Wolfpack have dropped three straight games following a 4-0 start and will try to end their skid when they visit the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday in an ACC matchup. The Wolfpack are coming off a 30-14 home loss to Boston College as a 2.5-point home favorite and have been outscored 127-55 during their three-game losing streak.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt last week in a 23-17 loss at Clemson. Louisville still covered the spread though as an 8.5-point underdog and improved to 3-1 vs. the line in its last four games. The UNDER has cashed in the team's last five games.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting North Carolina State Wolfpack opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 41-37 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals sit at 5-2 (5-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the North Carolina State Wolfpack are currently 4-3 (3-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Louisville is 1-6 OU, and North Carolina State is 3-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Louisville vs North Carolina State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Louisville Cardinals at No. 22 and the North Carolina State Wolfpack at No. 93 heading into this contest.

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How North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Louisville Cardinals No. 61-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a North Carolina State Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 84 at 28.71 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals passing attack has averaged 229 yards per game, more than the North Carolina State Wolfpack give up through the air (207.43 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the North Carolina State Wolfpack own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148 yards per game when on the road. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wolfpack suffered a Week 7 loss against Boston College in their last game, falling 30-14 at Carter-Finley Stadium.

In their last gridiron battle, James Quick did much of the damage, producing 101 receiving yards but Louisville managed to defeat the Cardinals 23-17 at Memorial Stadium.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
North Carolina State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
North Carolina State is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Louisville is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Louisville is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina State at Syracuse, Saturday, November 1st
Louisville home to Florida State, Thursday, October 30th

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