Saturday, October 1, 2016
Bryant Denny Stadium
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The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bryant Denny Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 32.5 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Stephen Johnson finished with 135 yards through the air for Kentucky last week. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Stanley Boom Williams, who finished with 123 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Jeff Badet was the team leader in receiving with a total of 39 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kentucky got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 351 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 216 yards on 50 attempts.
Jalen Hurts finished with 164 yards passing for Alabama last week. He went 16 for 24, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led on the ground by Joshua Jacobs, who finished with 97 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. O.J. Howard led the team in receiving with 60 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Alabama had 26 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 502 yards for the contest. The Crimson Tide ran for 285 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Kentucky scores 30.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 68th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12 passes on 20.5 attempts for a 58.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 92nd in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 205.8 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 409.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 78th overall this season. The Wildcats average 18.5 first downs per game which ranks them 102nd in the country. They accumulate 54.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Kentucky allows 258 passing yards per game, ranking 95th in D-1, and they allow 35.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 109th. They give up 17.3 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.2. The Wildcats allow 213.5 rushing yards per game on 49.3 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 103rd in the country. Kentucky allows 471.5 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 111th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 50.8 yards per game, ranking them 53rd among D-1 teams.
Alabama averages 46.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 237.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 246.3 yards per game on 44.5 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 75.8 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 483.5 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the country on offense. The Crimson Tide get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. They average 52 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 72nd in college football.
Alabama allows an average of 212.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 55th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the nation. They give up 17.5 completions on 32.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 68.8 rushing yards per contest on 28.8 carries for a 2.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 5th in the country. Alabama allows 281.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 14th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 3.5 penalties for 31.8 yards in each contest, ranking 5th in the nation.
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 WR Alexander Montgomery Knee "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/25/16 T Cole Mosier Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/25/16 LB Kobie Walker Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/20/16 QB Drew Barker Back out indefinitely
08/28/16 DL Regie Meant Personal has left team
08/19/16 DB Darius West Knee out for season
09/25/16 WR ArDarius Stewart Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/25/16 RB Damien Harris Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/25/16 WR Robert Foster Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/25/16 DB Tony Brown Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama
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