Saturday, November 28, 2015
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The Louisville Cardinals face the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.5.
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Louisville was led in passing last game by Kyle Bolin, who finished with 175 yards through the air. He went 10 for 20 on the game, good for a 50% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 19 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Jamari Staples led the team in receiving with 9 receptions for 194 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Louisville had 354 total yards on 62 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Cardinals rushed for -1 yards by way of 24 carries.
Kentucky was led in passing last game by Drew Barker, who finished with 129 yards through the air. He went 16 for 29 on the game, good for a 55% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Jojo Kemp, who finished with 165 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 15 yards per carry. Jeff Badet led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 39 yards. He had an average of 10 yards per reception in the contest. Kentucky had 544 total yards on 73 plays. They gained 15 rushing first downs, 7 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 22 first downs on the game. The Wildcats rushed for 415 yards by way of 44 carries.
Louisville is scoring 28 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18.6 passes on 32.5 attempts for a 57.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 253.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Cardinals carry the ball for an average of 145.6 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season. They are also running 69.3 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 398.7 yards per contest. The Cardinals manage 21 first downs per contest and they average a total of 61.6 penalty yards on 7.3 penalties.
Louisville gives up an average of 205.2 passing yards and 24.4 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.1 completions per game on 31.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3. The Cardinals allow 121.2 rushing yards per game on 36.5 carries for a 3.3 average per play. Louisville gives up 326.4 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties per game that total 49.8 yards as a unit.
Kentucky averages 24.7 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 33.7 attempts for a 56.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 210.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Wildcats carry the ball for an average of 169.1 yards per game on 34.7 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. They also run 68.5 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 379.4 yards in each contest. The Wildcats are gaining 18.9 first downs per contest and they average 52.8 penalty yards on 5.5 penalties per game.
Kentucky gives up 200.2 passing yards per outing and 26.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 16.9 completions on 28.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.7. The Wildcats allow 185.4 rushing yards per contest on 42.7 carries for a 4.3 average per rush. Kentucky gives up 385.5 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 1.5 turnovers per game and 5.5 penalties for 51.3 yards each game.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 6-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 4-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 3-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 WR Jamari Staples Knee out indefinitely
11/22/15 DB Darius West Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/22/15 WR Thaddeus Snodgrass Personal left the team
10/19/15 DT Melvin Lewis Fibula out for season
10/12/15 LB Nico Firios Shoulder out for season
09/18/15 LB Kobie Walker Ankle out indefinitely
09/04/15 LB Courtney Love Eligibility out for season
08/25/15 LB Dorian Hendrix Personal left the team
08/25/15 DB Jaleel Hytchye Personal left the team
08/25/15 OL Nick Richardson Personal left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky
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