Saturday, November 26, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 26 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 7-4-0 and they are 5-5-1 against the spread.
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Stephen Johnson finished with 101 yards through the air for Kentucky last week. He completed 5 passes out of 9 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Benjamin Snell, Jr., who finished with 152 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Garrett Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kentucky got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 49 total plays for 410 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 281 yards on 35 attempts.
Lamar Jackson finished with 211 yards passing for Louisville last week. He went 20 for 43, resulting in a 47% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by Jeremy Smith, who finished with 49 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Seth Dawkins led the team in receiving with 49 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Louisville had 18 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 312 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 101 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Kentucky scores 30.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.2 passes on 22.6 attempts for a 53.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 172 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 111th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 245.5 yards per game on 43.7 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the nation. They also run 66.4 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 417.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 62nd overall this season. The Wildcats average 19.8 first downs per game which ranks them 94th in the country. They accumulate 45.7 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 98th in the nation.
Kentucky allows 208.5 passing yards per game, ranking 40th in D-1, and they allow 30.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 78th. They give up 16.4 completions on 28.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Wildcats allow 223.1 rushing yards per game on 43.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 107th in the country. Kentucky allows 431.5 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 85th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 49.6 yards per game, ranking them 47th among D-1 teams.
Louisville averages 46 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.2 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 303.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 15th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 254.6 yards per game on 40.4 attempts for an average of 6.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 75.3 plays per game and average 7.4 yards per play for a total of 558.5 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 26.2 first downs per game, which ranks 6th in the nation. They average 74.1 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, ranking them 6th in college football.
Louisville allows an average of 193 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. They give up 17.4 completions on 32.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 99.2 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 2.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 6th in the country. Louisville allows 292.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 59 yards in each contest, ranking 91st in the nation.
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 WR Jeff Badet Hip "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/20/16 LB Jordan Jones Back "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/15/16 WR Alexander Montgomery Knee out for season
10/21/16 LB De'Niro Laster Knee out for season
10/21/16 LB Kobie Walker Shoulder out for season
09/28/16 RB Mikel Horton None has left team
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
09/29/16 S London Iakopo Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Trevon Young Hip out for season
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -26
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