Kentucky at South Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Williams-Brice Stadium to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
09/10/17 DB Steven Montac Foot missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/10/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kentucky Wildcats are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 51. They have run 118 plays this season for 690 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.8 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 285 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in the country. They've run 74 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 14 times for 120 yards so far this season, which has them 40th in the nation in penalties. Stephen Johnson has thrown for 400 yards this season. He has completed 26 passes on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.6. He averages 9.5 yards per pass attempt and 10.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Kentucky is 41st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 33. They have surrendered a total of 682 yards on D, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 53 passes on 83 attempts against the Kentucky Wildcats defense this season, placing them 115th and 110th in the country. The Kentucky pass defense has also given up a total of 565 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 58 attempts for 117 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 19 penalties for 159 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 110th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky has returned 6 kicks for 151 yards on special teams, ranking 36th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 840. The Kentucky Wildcats have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 30th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Kentucky Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 533 yards on 13 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 67th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks have run for 203 yards as a team, which ranks 103rd in the nation. They've run 61 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 10 times for 74 yards so far this year, which has them 81st in the country in penalties. They are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 66. They have run 118 plays this year for 605 yards, which ranks them 88th in the nation in total offense. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 5.1 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 32 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Bentley has completed 35 throws while attempting 57 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 402 yards this year. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 140.3.
The South Carolina Gamecocks rush defense has given up 72 attempts for 267 yards this season, putting them in 66th place in the country against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 89 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in Division 1. South Carolina is 57th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 41. They have given up a total of 927 yards on D, which is 103rd in the nation. The Gamecocks are 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 59 throws on 96 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, ranking them 120th and 120th in the country. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 660 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 492 yards on 11 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average. South Carolina is 74th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 26 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 49th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 261 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Gamecocks average 44 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 892.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +5
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