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    One of the best wide receivers in college football will be on show when Jamari Thrash and the Louisville Cardinals (4-0) visit the NC State Wolfpack (3-1) on Friday, September 29, 2023.

    The Cardinals are the favorites (-3) in their game against the Wolfpack, with the over/under being 55 points. (On the moneyline, the Cardinals are -160 and the Wolfpack are +136.)

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    Game Info for Louisville vs. NC State

    • Game Day: Friday, September 29, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium
    Louisville vs NC State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisville -3 -112 -108 55 -110 -110 -160 +136

    Louisville Pick Insights

    • Louisville is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Louisville is 2-2 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Louisville has gone over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Louisville Stats & Insights

    • Louisville has the 65th-ranked defense this year (359.5 yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best with a tally of 542 yards per game.
    • Louisville ranks 39th in scoring defense this year (19 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 43 points per game.
    • Louisville ranks 94th in pass defense this season (244.8 passing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 304.8 passing yards per game.
    • Louisville ranks 45th in run defense this year (114.8 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 237.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Louisville is averaging a 44.7% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 55th, giving up a 37% third-down percentage.
    • Louisville ranks 34th in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 6 turnovers (54th in the FBS) while committing four (30th in the FBS).

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer has thrown for 1,120 yards (280 ypg) to lead Louisville, completing 67% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 100 rushing yards on 27 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Jawhar Jordan has carried the ball 50 times for a team-high 478 yards (119.5 per game) with six scores. He has also caught six passes for 133 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Isaac Guerendo has piled up 142 yards on 31 carries, scoring one time. He’s caught eight passes for 94 yards (23.5 per game), as well.
    • Thrash’s team-high 400 yards as a receiver have come on 19 receptions (out of 25 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has reeled in 11 passes while averaging 43.3 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Ashton Gillotte has three sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and seven tackles.
    • Louisville’s leading tackler, TJ Quinn, has 16 tackles this year.
    • Ramon Puryear has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has five tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended to his name.

    NC State Betting Insights

    • NC State has not covered the spread in a game yet this season in three games with a set total.
    • NC State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • Out of NC State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    NC State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, NC State is putting up 381.3 total yards per game (79th-ranked). It ranks 44th in the FBS on defense (326 total yards given up per game).
    • From an offensive standpoint, NC State is compiling 29.3 points per game (66th-ranked). It ranks 54th in the FBS defensively (21.8 points surrendered per game).
    • With 214.8 passing yards per game on offense, NC State ranks 95th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 56th, giving up 211.5 passing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, NC State is accumulating 166.5 rushing yards per game (52nd-ranked). It ranks 44th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (114.5 rushing yards given up per game).
    • NC State has been a top-25 unit on third down on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 15th-best in third-down conversion rate (51.6%) and 15th-best in third-down rate allowed (30%).
    • After forcing five turnovers (74th in the FBS) and turning the ball over four times (30th in the FBS) this season, NC State owns the 50th-ranked turnover margin of +1.

    NC State’s Best Players

    • Brennan Armstrong has been a dual threat for NC State this season. He has 859 passing yards (214.8 per game) while completing 60% of his passes. He’s thrown five touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 225 yards (56.3 ypg) on 52 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Michael Allen has piled up 21 carries and totaled 117 yards.
    • Kevin Concepcion paces his team with 238 receiving yards on 22 receptions with two touchdowns.
    • Julian Gray has racked up 116 receiving yards (29 yards per game) on seven receptions.
    • Porter Rooks’ 13 targets have resulted in nine receptions for 108 yards.
    • Davin Vann has three sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Payton Wilson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 45 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Sean Brown has a team-high one interception to go along with 19 tackles and three passes defended.
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