Vanderbilt at Kentucky College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Kroger Field to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 13 point favorites. The Commodores are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
10/14/18 OL Egidio DellaRipa Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
10/14/18 DL Louis Vecchio Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
09/28/18 WR Cam Johnson Leg is out for season
09/08/18 TE Turner Cockrell Medical is out indefinitely
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
10/01/18 T Naasir Watkins Knee is out indefinitely
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 74th in the country in points scored with 178. They have run 451 plays this year for 2,729 yards, which ranks them 39th in Division 1 in total offense. The Commodores average 6.1 yards per play, which is 45th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this season, ranking them 35th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Vanderbilt has run for 1,062 yards as a unit, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 221 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Commodores have been penalized on offense 38 times for 286 yards so far this year, which has them 81st in the country in penalties. Kyle Shurmur has passed for 1,629 yards this year. He's completed 131 throws while attempting 223 passes for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 131.9. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Vanderbilt is 83rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 181. They have given up a total of 2,967 yards on D, which is 111th in D-1. The Commodores are 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 220 attempts against the Vanderbilt Commodores defense this season, ranking them 112th and 92nd in the nation. The Vanderbilt pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,684 yards in the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 289 attempts for 1,283 yards this season, putting them in 103rd place in the country against the run. The Commodores have had 54 penalties for 446 yards on defense this year. That places them 106th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Vanderbilt is 76th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 97 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 47th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 408 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Commodores average 22 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,235. The Vanderbilt Commodores have tried 13 field goals this year and made 8, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Vanderbilt Commodores kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,221 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 1,367 yards as a team, which ranks 33rd in college football. They've run 248 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Kentucky Wildcats have been penalized on offense 46 times for 430 yards so far this season, which has them 37th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in the nation in points scored with 176. They have run 376 plays this season for 2,240 yards, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. Kentucky averages 6 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this year, placing them 97th overall as an offensive unit. Terry Wilson averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 75 passes on 113 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.5. He has thrown for 703 yards this season.
The Kentucky Wildcats rush defense has allowed 197 attempts for 721 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. Kentucky has committed 59 penalties for 479 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in college football. They are 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 83. They have surrendered a total of 1,834 yards on D, which is 13th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 105 passes on 202 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, placing them 41st and 73rd in Division 1. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 1,113 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kentucky Wildcats have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 112th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,309 yards on 28 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. Kentucky is ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 91st in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 222 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,513.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -13
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