Florida at Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Kroger Field is the venue for the game between the Florida Gators and the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. The Gators are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Florida Gators are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Florida Gators Injuries
09/17/17 WR Antonio Callaway Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 TE DeAndre Goolsby Leg missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 DB Duke Dawson Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 RB Jordan Scarlett Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 DL Jordan Smith Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 DB Quincy Lenton Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 DL Richard Desir-Jones Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 WR Rick Wells Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 LB Ventrell Miller Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 OL Kadeem Telfort Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 DL Keivonnis Davis Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 TE Kemore Gamble Foot "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/17/17 LB Kylan Johnson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/07/17 WR James Robinson Heart out indefinitely
09/07/17 QB Kyle Trask Foot out indefinitely
08/25/17 DB Marcell Harris Achilles out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
09/17/17 LB Jordan Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Florida
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Gators have run for 179 yards as a unit, which ranks 125th in the nation. They've run 56 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Gators have been penalized on offense 13 times for 83 yards so far this year, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 43. They have run 110 plays this year for 572 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Gators average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this season, ranking them 128th overall as an offensive unit. Feleipe Franks has completed 23 throws while attempting 37 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. He has passed for 287 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 139.8.
The Gators rush defense has given up 82 attempts for 398 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 109 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in Division 1. Florida is 40th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 53. They have given up a total of 875 yards on D, which is 37th in the nation. The Gators are 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 65 attempts against the Florida Gators defense this season, ranking them 19th and 20th in the country. The Florida pass defense has also surrendered a total of 477 yards in the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Gators have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Florida Gators kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 552 yards on 11 punts, averaging 50 yards per punt. That ranks them 1st in the NCAA in punting average. Florida is 116th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 59th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 134 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Gators average 22 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 720.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 74. They have run 191 plays this season for 1,043 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 469 yards as a team, which ranks 76th in the country. They've run 121 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 18 times for 130 yards so far this season, which has them 57th in the nation in penalties. Stephen Johnson has thrown for 569 yards this season. He has completed 42 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.9. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Kentucky is 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 46. They have surrendered a total of 1,040 yards on D, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 77 passes on 120 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, placing them 121st and 113th in the country. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 869 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 78 attempts for 171 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 26 penalties for 204 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 101st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky has returned 7 kicks for 167 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,209. The Wildcats have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 12th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 711 yards on 17 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 64th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gators -4
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