NC State Vs Louisville Spread & Pick

NC State Vs Louisville Spread & Pick

NC State Vs Louisville Spread & Pick

The Week 8 college football spread favors 7th-ranked Louisville when they host NC State. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00 PM ET from Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville, KY. 

NC State is 4-2 straight up while going 5-1 against the spread. Louisville is 5-1 straight up while going 3-2 against the spread.

NC State Vs Louisville Spread & Pick

Louisville opened as a big 18-point home favorite to put a beat down on the Wolfpack. Since the line opened, all of the betting has gone to the Cardinals and the spread has balloned to 20-points. The total in this game is a big 65 points.

What: NC State Wolfpack (4-2) at No.7 Louisville Cardinals (5-1)
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET  
Where: Louisville, KY
Stadium: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Spread: Louisville -20
Moneyline: NC State +600 at Louisville -900
Game Total: 65
Watch: ABC
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: NC State vs Louisville

Bet on NC State Because…

The NC State Wolfpack almost pulled off the upset over then 2 ranked Clemson last Saturday. Facing the Clemson Tigers in their homecoming game, NC State outplayed Clemson in all 3 phases of the game:  offense, defense and special teams. It wasn’t until the very end that Clemson pulled out the win over the Wolfpack.

Bet on Louisville Because…

Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is still unstoppable. Jackson accounted for 3 TDs, passed for close to 300 yards and rushed for over 160 yards in Louisville’s loss to Clemson. Then, after Louisville’s bye, Jackson rushed for 144 yards and a TD while throwing for 181 yards and a TD in Louisville’s 24 to 14 win over Duke.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Jackson is definitely going to put up a ton of yards and score at least 3 touchdowns in this game. But in order for Louisville to cover as a -20 favorite, the Cardinals’ defense is going to have to stop the Wolfpack offense. Is that going to happen?

I don’t think so. NC State averages a total of 435 yards per game. The Wolfpack passes for 248.8 yards per game. They rush for 186.2 yards per game. NC State averages over 31 points per. The Wolfpack rushed for 128 yards and a 4.0 per rush average against Clemson in NC State’s 17 to 24 loss.

Although Louisville figures to score more points than Clemson did against NC State in this game, NC State figures to score more against Louisville’s defense than what they did against Clemson. I think the Wolfpack covers in a tight one.

My final score prediction is Louisville 38, NC State 34.