Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals 10/19/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview
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Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals 10/19/2019- On a day loaded with so many options for college football bettors, the match between Clemson and Louisville shouldn’t be missed. Clemson will be aiming for an immaculate 7-0 overall record (4-0 ACC Atlantic) as they visit Louisville at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers are once again in prime position to secure one of the four College Football Playoffs berths, while the Cardinals (4-2 overall, 2-1 ACC Atlantic) attempt to pull off a bigger upset after stunning No.19 ranked Wake Forest (62-59) last week without their top-2 quarterbacks.
Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals 10/19/2019
After surviving the upset-minded North Carolina Tar Heels 21-20 on Sept. 28, the Tigers roared back in scintillating fashion as they dominated Florida State 45-14 in their last game. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 170 yards on 17-25 passing clip with 3 touchdowns and an interception. Running back Travis Etienne ran for 127 yards on 17 skins, while wideout Justyn Ross recorded five receptions for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Players to watch: Trevor Lawrence QB (83 CMP, 152 ATT, 1,125 YDS, 54.6 CMP%, 7.4 AVG, 49 LNG, 8 TD, 5 INT), Travis Etienne RB (84 ATT, 589 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 90 LNG, 5 TD), Lyn-J Dixon RB (47 ATT, 289 YDS, 6.1 AVG, 19 LNG, 3 TD), Tee Higgins WR (24 REC, 549 YDS, 22.9 AVG, 62 LNG, 3 TD), Justyn Ross WR (23 REC, 279 YDS, 12.1 AVG, 48 LNG, 3 TD).
Louisville took a punch in the gut after they learned that quarterback Jawon Pass will miss the rest of the season with a toe injury. Just days after recording their biggest win at Wake Forest, the Cards find themselves facing the CFP favorites possibly without their top-2 signal-callers. Freshman quarterback Evan Conley, who threw for 196 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception, must now find a way to break arguably the best defense in college football. Pass’ QB replacement Micale Cunningham is questionable for Saturday’s ball game after suffering a concussion against Wake Forest.
Players to watch: Evan Conley QB (44 CMP, 68 ATT, 820 YDS, 66.7 CMP%, 12.4 AVG, 77 LNG, 7 TD, 1 INT), Javian Hawkins RB (111 ATT, 622 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 66 LNG, 3 TD), Hassan Hall RB (71 ATT, 292 YDS, 4.1 AVG, 17 LNG, 3 TD), Tutu Atwell WR (32 REC, 509 YDS, 15.9 AVG, 62 LNG, 6 TD), Dez Fitzpatrick WR (21 REC, 408 YDS, 19.4 AVG, 74 LNG, 5 TD).
Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
Tigers are 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Picks
ESPN Match predictor favors the Clemson Tigers to win over the Louisville Cardinals at 93.4 percent. Again, Clemson’s defense is just allowing 12.3 points per game, while Louisville is conceding 31.5 points per contest. This is easy money for online bettors, as the Tigers, barring a surprising performance from Louisville, can easily get the W and cover the spread, 41-14.