Louisville Vs NC State Line & PickNoah Williams
ESPN will air a great Thursday night college football tilt when the No. 17 Louisville Cardinals travel to Raleigh to face the No. 24 NC State Wolfpack. The Week 6 college football line favors Louisville by 4-points over NC State.
Kick-off is this Thursday, October 5th at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Carter-Finley Stadium, in Raleigh North Carolina. This marks the first time two ranked teams will meet at Carter-Finley Stadium since 2000. The Wolfpack lost to Florida State in that one.
Louisville Cardinals Vs NC State Wolfpack Line & Betting Analysis
What: No. 17 Louisville Cardinals (4-1) at No. 24 NC State Wolfpack (4-1)
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Raleigh, NC
Stadium: Carter-Finley Stadium
Spread: Louisville -4
Moneyline: Louisville -185 vs NC State +160
Game Total: 65
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Louisville vs NC State
Why Bet The Louisville Cardinals To Beat The Wolfpack
As long as Junior QB Lamar Jackson (1639 yards, 13 TDs & 3 INTs) is playing, the Cardinals are going to rack up the points and wins. Last season against the Wolfpack last year he tossed four touchdowns in the first half.
Jackson leads the 6th best passing offense in the nation, averaging 365.2 passing yards per game. The Cardinals are coming off a 55-10 rout of Football Championship Subdivision member Murray State, racking up 676 yards of total offense.
Jackson has accounted for a school-record 92 career touchdowns, including four in the Murray State game when he played barely more than a half.
Louisville average 40.8 points per game (23rd) and 575.4 total yards (2nd) this season.
Why Bet The NC State Wolfpack To Beat The Cardinals
Since losing to South Carolina in Week 1, the Wolfpack have won four in a row and now rank 24th in the nation. But to be taken seriously NC State needs marquee victories and beating No. 17 Louisville and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will do just that.
Their offense, on paper, is good enough to keep pace with Louisville. During their four-game win streak, they have averaged 36.5 points per game.
Junior QB Ryan Finley (1403 yards, 9 TDs & 0 INTs) is the reason NC State is the surprise team of the season. He hasn’t thrown an interception in 192 attempts this year. He’s part of the reason why the Wolfpack’s 72.1 percent completion rate ranks seventh nationally.
Senior TE Jaylen Samuels is the the key to move the chains in this game. Samuels leads the team with 321 yards and three touchdowns.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a road favorite of 3.5-10.0.
- Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Seven of the Wolfpack’s Thursday night games on ESPN have come against ranked opponents, with N.C. State 4-3 in those games.
Louisville Vs. NC State Week 6 Betting Analysis
Louisville has won six of seven meetings with N.C. State, including all three since joining the ACC. The Wolfpack’s lone victory came in the 2011 Belk Bowl.
Last season, Louisville destroyed NC State 54-13. Lamar Jackson was outstanding with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns. He added 76 rushing yards and one score. Jackson is just as unstoppable a season later.
Take the Cards to win on the road and cover as 4-point favorites.