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    One of the top 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 Wolfpack are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), against the Cardinals (with an over/under of 55 points).

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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 -109 -111 55 -111 -109 -167 +142

    Louisville Pick Insights

    • Louisville has covered the spread twice in four games this season.
    • When it has played as at least 3-point favorites this season, Louisville is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Two of Louisville’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Louisville Stats & Insights

    • Louisville ranks 65th in total defense this year (359.5 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 542 total yards per game.
    • On offense, Louisville has been a top-25 unit, ranking ninth-best in the FBS by putting up 43 points per game. The Cardinals rank 39th on defense (19 points allowed per game).
    • On offense, Louisville has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by averaging 304.8 per game. The Cardinals rank 94th on defense (244.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Louisville has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by putting up 237.3 per game. The Cardinals rank 45th on defense (114.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Louisville is putting up a 44.7% third-down percentage on offense (43rd in the FBS), and ranks 55th on defense with a 37% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With six forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (30th in the FBS), Louisville’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 34th in college football.

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer has recorded 1,120 yards (280 ypg) on 65-of-97 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 100 rushing yards (25 ypg) on 27 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Jawhar Jordan has racked up 478 yards on 50 carries while finding the end zone six times as a runner. He’s also caught six passes for 133 yards (33.3 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Isaac Guerendo has carried the ball 31 times for 142 yards (35.5 per game) and one touchdown while also racking up 94 yards through the air.
    • Thrash’s team-high 400 yards as a receiver have come on 19 catches (out of 25 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has hauled in 11 receptions totaling 173 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Kevin Coleman Jr. has been the target of 11 passes and compiled eight catches for 133 yards, an average of 33.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Ashton Gillotte has racked up three sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and seven tackles.
    • Louisville’s tackle leader, TJ Quinn, has 16 tackles this year.
    • Devin Neal leads the team with one interception, while also recording 13 tackles and one pass defended.

    NC State Betting Insights

    • NC State is winless against the spread so far this season (0-3-0).
    • NC State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or greater this season.
    • In NC State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    NC State Pick Insights

    • NC State ranks 79th with 381.3 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 44th with 326 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 29.3 points per game on offense, NC State ranks 66th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 54th, giving up 21.8 points per game.
    • With 214.8 passing yards per game on offense, NC State ranks 95th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 56th, allowing 211.5 passing yards per contest.
    • NC State is accumulating 166.5 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (52nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 114.5 rushing yards per contest (44th-ranked) on defense.
    • 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 percentage (51.6%) and 15th-best in third-down rate allowed (30%).
    • NC State has accumulated five forced turnovers (74th in the FBS) and committed four turnovers (30th in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 50th in the FBS.

    NC State’s Best Players

    • Brennan Armstrong has thrown for 859 yards on 81-of-135 passing with five touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
    • Michael Allen has collected 117 yards (on 21 carries).
    • Kevin Concepcion has registered 22 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 238 (59.5 yards per game). He’s been targeted 33 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Julian Gray has put up a 116-yard season so far. He’s caught seven passes on 12 targets.
    • Porter Rooks has racked up 108 reciving yards (27 ypg) this season.
    • Davin Vann has racked up three sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and 10 tackles.
    • NC State’s leading tackler, Payton Wilson, has 45 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Sean Brown has a team-high one interception to go along with 19 tackles and three passes defended.
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