Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Faurot Field. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Stephen Johnson finished with 292 yards through the air for Kentucky last week. He completed 17 passes out of 33 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Benjamin Snell, Jr., who finished with 128 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jeff Badet was the team leader in receiving with a total of 139 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kentucky got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 554 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 262 yards on 44 attempts.
Drew Lock finished with 281 yards passing for Missouri last week. He went 20 for 40, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Damarea Crockett, who finished with 156 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. J'Mon Moore led the team in receiving with 74 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 37 yards per reception. Missouri had 36 first downs total. 21 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 104 total plays for 629 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 348 yards on 64 carries as a team.
Kentucky scores 26.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.6 passes on 23 attempts for a 54.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 177.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 109th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 201.9 yards per game on 41.7 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 39th in the nation. They also run 64.7 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 379.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 92nd overall this season. The Wildcats average 18.9 first downs per game which ranks them 107th in the country. They accumulate 42 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, which ranks 111th in the nation.
Kentucky allows 224.1 passing yards per game, ranking 62nd in D-1, and they allow 32.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 17.7 completions on 30.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Wildcats allow 207 rushing yards per game on 43.6 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 101st in the country. Kentucky allows 431.1 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 88th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 44 yards per game, ranking them 20th among D-1 teams.
Missouri averages 34.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.1 passes per game on 38.6 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 304.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 18th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 200.4 yards per game on 41.9 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 41st on the ground. They also run 80.4 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 505 yards per game, ranking them 11th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 24.9 first downs per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. They average 62.1 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 41st in college football.
Missouri allows an average of 240 passing yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 39.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.8 per game. The Tigers allow 218.9 rushing yards per contest on 41.4 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 106th in the country. Missouri allows 458.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 109th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 51.1 yards in each contest, ranking 46th in the nation.
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Missouri Betting Trends
Missouri is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Missouri has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/23/16 TE Jason Reese Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/23/16 CB John Gibson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/23/16 LB Michael Scherer Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/23/16 WR Nate Brown Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri
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