Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Neyland Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
Stephen Johnson finished with 103 yards through the air for Kentucky last week. He completed 10 passes out of 20 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Benjamin Snell, Jr., who finished with 114 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Dorian Baker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kentucky got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 308 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 186 yards on 40 attempts.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 183 yards passing for Tennessee last week. He went 12 for 13, resulting in a 92% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led on the ground by John Kelly, who finished with 104 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 15 yards per rush. Josh Malone led the team in receiving with 112 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Tennessee had 21 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 52 total plays for 471 yards for the contest. The Volunteers ran for 177 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Kentucky scores 27.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 71st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.7 passes on 22.9 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 174.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 109th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 219.6 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 31st in the nation. They also run 66.3 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 394.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 77th overall this season. The Wildcats average 19.2 first downs per game which ranks them 105th in the country. They accumulate 39.9 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties, which ranks 118th in the nation.
Kentucky allows 227 passing yards per game, ranking 64th in D-1, and they allow 30.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 87th. They give up 17.8 completions on 30.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Wildcats allow 202.3 rushing yards per game on 42.7 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 95th in the country. Kentucky allows 429.3 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 87th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 47.4 yards per game, ranking them 36th among D-1 teams.
Tennessee averages 32.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.6 passes per game on 29.7 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 224.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 72nd in Division 1. The Volunteers run for an average of 166.7 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 75th on the ground. They also run 69.7 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 391.4 yards per game, ranking them 78th in the country on offense. The Volunteers get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. They average 58.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 45th in college football.
Tennessee allows an average of 198.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 55th in the nation. They give up 18.2 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.2 per game. The Volunteers allow 194.9 rushing yards per contest on 42.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 87th in the country. Tennessee allows 393.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 54th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 54.6 yards in each contest, ranking 70th in the nation.
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 4-5-0 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
11/06/16 OL Dylan Wiesman Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
11/06/16 DB Micah Abernathy Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/31/16 RB Jalen Hurd Personal has left team
10/31/16 DL Shy Tuttle Undisclosed out for season
10/18/16 RB Alvin Kamara Knee out indefinitely
10/18/16 DL Kahlil McKenzie Pectoral out for season
10/17/16 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Shoulder out for season
10/14/16 WR Preston Williams Personal has left team
10/11/16 DL Danny O'Brien Dismissed has left team
09/19/16 DB Cameron Sutton Foot out indefinitely
09/19/16 LB Quart'e Sapp ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -10.5
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