Free Week 12 Prediction: Cardinals vs Wolfpack Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(5-4) Louisville Cardinals vs. NC State Wolfpack (4-5)
Date: Saturday, November 16th 2019
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Cardinals -4
NCAA Betting Total: 55.5
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The Louisville Cardinals have been really good at times this year with wins over teams like Wake Forrest, but they are now coming off their sloppiest performance of the year and know they have to get a positive result here to make sure they get a bowl game.
The NC State Wolfpack are in a similar predicament needing to win this game to keep their hopes of a bowl game alive after three straight losses against strong competition. The Wolfpack fans will know the importance of this one and I would expect nothing less than a rocking Carter-Finley Stadium come Saturday night.
The Cardinals really should have made a game out of that last contest as they took a ton of unnecessary penalties and turned the ball over three times. That game should have been a lot closer as the Cardinals actually out gained the Miami Hurricanes by about 50 yards in what turned out to be an excellent offensive performance.
Starting QB Micale Cunningham left that previous game with an injury and is listed as questionable for this contest. I would expect a similar or better offensive performance from this Cardinals team if he plays, but it will be critical to check the injuries before kick-off to make sure Cunningham will suit up as his absence would hurt this Cardinals offense.
NC State Wolfpack
The NC State Wolfpack started the season out well enough, but they have not risen to the occasion once their schedule increased in difficulty. No one would have expected them to have a chance last time out against Clemson, though, and they now get a more realistic spot to get a win and keep their bowl game hopes alive.
Freshman runningback Zonovan Knight will be chomping at the bit after last game as he had a massive performance against the Clemson defense with 139 yards and a touchdown. If the Wolfpack do get out to a lead in this one I would expect Knight to get a few more carries than last week and given this guy’s skill set it might be very interesting to see what he does with those touches.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Wolfpack are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Wolfpack are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Wolfpack are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Wolfpack are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
With bowl game eligibility on the line here I really expect the Cardinals to step up and get the win here. Based on some reports it looks like Cunningham is leaning more towards playing so their offense should be firing in this one and I think they will have way too much for this Wolfpack defense to handle.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Cardinals ATS -4
Take the Cardinals against the spread this Saturday and cash in on this strong road favorite.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Louisville Cardinals 31 – NC State Wolfpack 21
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