The Louisville Cardinals are 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven games at home with an average margin of victory of 26.4 points per game. The Cardinals will try to continue that home dominance with a win on Saturday against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
Lamar Jackson has a passer rating of 120.8 in the month of October, down from 176.7 in September. Jackson has passed for two touchdowns and rushed for three in two October starts, compared with 13 touchdown passes and 12 touchdown rushes in his four September games.
In last Saturday's 24-17 overtime loss to Clemson, North Carolina State improved to 5-1 ATS on the season as a 20-point road underdog. The Wolfpack continued to excel on defense, holding Clemson's high-powered offense to just 17 points in regulation. NC State has allowed 18.7 points per game in 2016.
North Carolina State is 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS in its last four games against Louisville. Each of the last three meetings between these two teams has been decided by 12 points or less.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting NC State Wolfpack in this one found them as 20-point underdogs on the Sportsbook college football point spread at Sportsbook. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 37-24 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.
NC State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the NC State Wolfpack have seen them go 4-2 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Louisville Cardinals are at 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 5-1, while the Wolfpack are 3-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Louisville vs NC State injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Louisville Cardinals) and the No. 58 (NC State Wolfpack) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.
The game also pits Louisville's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 52.33 PPG, against a NC State defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 18.67 PPG. The Louisville aerial game is averaging 321.83 yards per game, more than the NC State Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 220.33 YPG per game.
Defensively, the NC State Wolfpack feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 132.5 yards per game. Louisville, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Matt Dayes tore up the turf for 106 rushing yards in the latest Wolfpack game, a 24-17 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium.
Duke was unable to contain Lamar Jackson in its last action Friday and the result was a 24-14 Week 7 loss against the Cardinals.
Next Betting Matchups
NC State home to Boston College, Saturday, October 29th
Louisville at Virginia, Saturday, October 29th