Missouri at Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats host the Missouri Tigers at Kroger Field on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread. The Tigers have an ATS record of 0-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Missouri Tigers are 0-4-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
09/30/17 WR Dimetrios Mason Personal has left team
09/22/17 DL Walter Palmore Knee out indefinitely
09/21/17 LB Aubrey Miller Jr. Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/13/17 RB Nate Strong Quit Team out for season
09/02/17 DL A.J. Logan Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs. Connecticut)
08/23/17 DB Christian Holmes Shoulder out indefinitely
08/23/17 DL Nate Howard Dismissed out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
10/01/17 LB Jordan Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Missouri Tigers have run for 666 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 132 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 23 times for 177 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 105th in the nation in points scored with 102. They have run 265 plays this season for 1,781 yards, which ranks them 51st in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 6.7 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Lock averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 70 passes on 133 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.8. He has thrown for 1,115 yards this season.
The Tigers rush defense has allowed 182 attempts for 779 yards this year, putting them in 87th place in D-1 against the run. Missouri has committed 16 penalties for 134 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in college football. They are 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 160. They have surrendered a total of 1,810 yards on D, which is 74th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 118 attempts against the Missouri Tigers defense this season, placing them 63rd and 25th in Division 1. The Missouri pass defense has also given up a total of 1,031 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Missouri Tigers have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 78th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Missouri Tigers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 980 yards on 21 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 6th in Division 1 in punting average. Missouri is ranked 117th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They have returned 12 kicks for 264 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,047.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 73rd in the country in points scored with 125. They have run 314 plays this year for 1,611 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 5.1 yards per play, which is 103rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 642 yards as a unit, which ranks 87th in college football. They've run 190 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. Kentucky has been penalized on offense 30 times for 225 yards so far this year, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. Stephen Johnson has passed for 765 yards this year. He's completed 59 throws while attempting 92 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 149.7. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 42nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 94. They have given up a total of 1,747 yards on D, which is 69th in D-1. The Wildcats are 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 194 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 128th and 124th in the nation. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,377 yards in the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 141 attempts for 370 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 39 penalties for 326 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is 99th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 20.8 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 193 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,908. The Wildcats have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 12th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,292 yards on 30 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 42nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -13.5
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