The Louisville Cardinals (4-1 Overall, 1-1 ACC) are losing to the NC State Wolfpack at halftime 7-17. The Cards are ranked 17th in the nation while the Wolfpack is 24th. If Louisville loses this game, they could be out of the top 25.
We have our Louisville plays NC State 2017 college football free second half pick. We’re offering both the spread and the over/under.
There was no scoring in the first half. All of the scoring occurred in the second half with NC State Striking first on on a 48-yard pass from Ryan Finley to Kelvin Harmon. That was at 11:47. Then at 7:27 Louisville struck as Lamar Jackson hit Seth Dawkins with a 23-yard TD pass. At 5:03, Carson Wise put NC State back in front with a 21-yard field goal.
With the score NC State 10 and Louisville 7, the Wolfpack hit pay dirt again. That was at 1:47. It was Nyheim Hines who took the ball in on an 11-yard run. The score was 17-7 Wolfpack when, at 0:00 Blanton Creque split the uprights from 28 yards out.
At the half, NC State leads 17-10.
Second Half Picks
Our Louisville plays NC State 2017 college football free second half pick is NC State at +3.0. We also like the under at 33.5.
It’s true that Jackson may come alive in the second half. But NC State has a few tall receivers who can pluck the ball from the air. Thus far the Wolfpack have dominated through the air and on the ground. They have about 80 more yards in the air and have double the number of yards that the Cardinals have gained on the ground.
NC State may start to tire. Be we doubt that. They are at home, energized and focused, and determined to prove that they are a dominant team in the ACC. That’s how we see it. That is our Louisville plays NC State 2017 college football free second half pick.