Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Neyland Stadium
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky (+6.5)
Terry Wilson and the Kentucky Wildcats (1-2) go to Neyland Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Tennessee Volunteers (2-1). The odds on this matchup have Tennessee as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 49.5.
The last time they took the field, the Kentucky Wildcats faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 24-2. Terry Wilson went 8/20 with 73 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Wilson paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 51 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 50 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per tote. Josh Ali was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 22 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 11 yards per reception for that game.
The Wildcats have racked up 1,100 total yards this season. As a unit they're holding an average of 212.3 yards in the run game which is 19th in college football. In terms of notching touchdowns, Kentucky has totaled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Kentucky Wildcats hold an average of 26.0 PPG. In terms of yards through the air, the Wildcats are conceding 828 yds which puts them in 52nd in the country. During this campaign, they have given up 359.3 yards/game ranking them 34th in Division 1. The Wildcats sit in 35th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 24.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.0 yards per rush and 83.3 rushing yards per game on the year. Over the course of their 3 games played this year, they have surrendered 276.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.4%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 250 yards via the running game in 3 games.
For his college career, Wilson has passed for 2,712 yds with 15 touchdowns and 9 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 200 times totaling 812 rushing yards. His QB rating is 131.2 with a TD percentage of 3.8% and an interception rate of 2.3%. He is passing for 150.7 yards per outing. Terry Wilson has completed 259 of his career 395 throws for a completion percentage of 65.6%.
In their last outing, the Tennessee Volunteers took on the Georgia Bulldogs and took the loss by a score of 44-21. Jarrett Guarantano went 23/36 with 215 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. Eric Gray led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 25 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per run. Josh Palmer was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 71 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per catch in this game.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Volunteers currently rank 48th in D-1 maintaining an average of 29.0 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Volunteers have thrown for a total of 666 yards via the pass as well as an average of 222.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 52nd in the country. They average 121.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 364 yards in total. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 343.3 yards/game which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Volunteers are surrendering 27.7 PPG, which has them ranked 48th in college football. Overall, they have conceded 83 points in total. Tennessee has surrendered a total of 408 yards on the ground (136.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 248.7 yards/game, which has them ranked 53rd in D-1.
During the 37 contests in his career, Jarrett Guarantano has completed 447 of his 732 attempts for 5,726 yds. He averages 154.8 yards per contest through the air with a 139.2 QB rating. Guarantano has thrown 36 touchdowns while giving up 14 picks in his career. He has scampered for -93 yards on 180 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.9% and his interception percentage is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +6.5
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