Kentucky vs Georgia NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sanford Stadium is the venue where Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. Georgia opens this game as 26-point favorites. The Wildcats are 4-2-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Kentucky Wildcats went up against the Arkansas Razorbacks and won 24-20. Lynn Bowden Jr. led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 51 yards and he ran for 2 TD's during the game. He ran for 196 yards via 24 carries which meant he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Justin Rigg was the receiving yardage leader by earning 43 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 21.5 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wildcats was Lynn Bowden Jr. who went 7/11 with 78 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Wildcats ran the football 52 times and racked up a total of 333 yards which earned them an average of 6.4 yards per rush. On the day, the Wildcats totaled 21 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 44 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they finished with a total of 64 plays which gave them a total of 421 yards. In terms of defense, Kentucky gave up 12 completions on 27 attempts totaling 122 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%. For the game, they gave up a total of 305 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 183 yards on 30 carries which is an average of 6.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Wildcats come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 23.5 points per contest, which has them at 99th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 192.8 rushing yards per game which is 6th in the SEC. For total yardage, they sit in 11th in the SEC and 85th in D-1 with 2,309 yards. The Wildcats have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 23.7 points per contest ranking them 9th in the conference. When it comes to rushing yards, Kentucky is giving up 173.2 yards per game putting them 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 81st in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the SEC and 113th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,039 yards rushing through 6 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Wildcats have conceded 1,152 yards. Teams are completing 59.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try.
In their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs took on the South Carolina Gamecocks and were defeated 20-17. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 28/51 with 295 yards passing and added 1 TD. He gave away 3 interceptions during the game. D'Andre Swift led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 113 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per run. George Pickens was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 98 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 14.0 yards per catch for that game. The Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 43 times and added 173 yards which had them averaging 4.0 yards per run. Overall, the Bulldogs had a total of 30 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they ran 95 plays which added up to 468 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia allowed 21 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 155 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.6%. In the game, they conceded 297 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Bulldogs allowed 142 yards on 36 runs which means they had an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 5-1. Georgia has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 237.5 rushing yards per game, which has them at 16th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,425 yards rushing through 6 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulldogs average 505.2 yards per game overall putting them 10th in D-1 and 3rd in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs are giving up 12.3 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 7th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are giving up 208.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulldogs sit in 6th in the Southeastern Conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 74 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 73.3 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in Division 1 and 1st in the Southeastern Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 440 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +26
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