Kentucky at Louisville College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 21 point favorites. The Wildcats are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Cardinals are 1-10-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-10-0 against the spread
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/14/18 WR Dorian Baker Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
10/01/18 RB Sihiem King Redshirt is out for season
09/17/18 TE Keaton Upshaw Undisclosed is out for season
08/26/18 T Landon Young Knee is out for season
08/04/18 DE Joshua Paschal Illness is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/17/18 WR Devante Peete Suspension is OUT Saturday vs NC State
11/17/18 QB Jawon Pass Suspension is OUT 1st Quarter Saturday vs NC State
11/17/18 QB Malik Cunningham Head is upgraded to probable Saturday vs NC State
11/17/18 DL Michael Boykin Suspension is OUT Saturday vs NC State
11/14/18 S Khane Pass Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs NC State
11/14/18 CB Rodjay Burns Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs NC State
11/14/18 LB Yasir Abdullah Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs NC State
11/12/18 RB Trey Smith Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs NC State
11/11/18 RB Dae Williams Wrist is questionable Saturday vs NC State
11/11/18 S London Iakopo Foot is questionable Saturday vs NC State
11/08/18 CB Russ Yeast Transferred is out for season
11/05/18 QB Jordan Travis Left Team is out for season
10/16/18 TE Kemari Averett Suspension is out indefinitely
09/03/18 LB Jonathan Greenard Wrist is out indefinitely
08/20/18 FB Tobias Little Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kentucky Wildcats are 101st in the country in points scored with 263. They have run 702 plays this year for 3,827 yards, which ranks them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 2,110 yards as a unit, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 446 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 70 times for 631 yards so far this year, which has them 49th in the country in penalties. Terry Wilson has passed for 1,507 yards this year. He's completed 154 throws while attempting 230 passes for a completion percentage of 67%. His quarterback rating this season is 127.4. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 13th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 185. They have given up a total of 3,619 yards on D, which is 26th in D-1. The Wildcats are 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 191 throws on 325 attempts against the Kentucky Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 51st and 54th in the nation. The Kentucky pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,097 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 389 attempts for 1,522 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 86 penalties for 705 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is 100th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 47th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 436 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 21 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,392. The Kentucky Wildcats have tried 13 field goals this year and made 7, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 54%. Kentucky Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,284 yards on 51 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 1,483 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in college football. They've run 372 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Louisville Cardinals have been penalized on offense 89 times for 727 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 227. They have run 750 plays this season for 3,937 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. Louisville averages 5.2 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this year, placing them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Jawon Pass averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 162 passes on 300 attempts for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.7. He has thrown for 1,960 yards this season.
The Louisville Cardinals rush defense has allowed 506 attempts for 3,005 yards this year, putting them in 126th place in D-1 against the run. Louisville has committed 61 penalties for 559 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 47th in college football. They are 126th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 473. They have surrendered a total of 5,220 yards on D, which is 116th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 171 passes on 266 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, placing them 21st and 4th in Division 1. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 2,214 yards through the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisville Cardinals have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 101st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Louisville kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 26 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,564 yards on 64 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average. Louisville is ranked 92nd in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 197 punt return yards and average 15.2 yards per return, which is 13th in college football. They have returned 42 kicks for 959 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 23 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,093.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +21
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