Louisville at Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Kroger Field is the venue for the game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 10 point favorites. The Wildcats are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0. The Cardinals are 3-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-4-0.
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Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/05/17 RB Colin Wilson Knee out for season
09/11/17 RB Jeremy Smith Lower Body out for season
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/12/17 P Matt Panton Suspension is "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisville Cardinals have run for 2,653 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the nation. They've run 413 times, averaging 6.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 70 times for 567 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 424. They have run 825 plays this year for 6,164 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 7.5 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 300 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson has completed 226 throws while attempting 378 passes for a completion percentage of 59.8%. He has passed for 3,273 yards this year. He averages 9.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.4.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 416 attempts for 1,619 yards this season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. They have had 56 penalties for 534 yards on defense this year. That places them 51st in Division 1. Louisville is 76th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 308. They have given up a total of 4,303 yards on D, which is 68th in the nation. The Cardinals are 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 205 throws on 347 attempts against the Louisville Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 78th and 77th in the country. The Louisville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,684 yards in the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have tried 14 field goals this year and made 12, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Louisville Cardinals kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 50 for 51 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,745 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisville is 25th in the country in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 123 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 88th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 433 yards on special teams, which puts them 116th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,721.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 292. They have run 695 plays this season for 3,872 yards, which ranks them 93rd in the nation in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 5.6 yards per play, which is 70th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 205 1st downs this year, placing them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 1,810 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in the country. They've run 424 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 59 times for 475 yards so far this season, which has them 91st in the nation in penalties. Stephen Johnson has thrown for 1,938 yards this season. He has completed 162 passes on 261 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 134. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Kentucky is 69th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 299. They have surrendered a total of 4,546 yards on D, which is 82nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 93rd in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 250 passes on 385 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, placing them 124th and 113th in the country. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 2,946 yards through the air, which is 117th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 367 attempts for 1,601 yards this year, putting them in 47th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 78 penalties for 662 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 94th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is ranked 123rd in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 17.3 yards per return, which is 3rd in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 799 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,775. The Wildcats have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 20, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,379 yards on 56 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -10
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