Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Kroger Field
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+17.5)
Ken Seals and the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-5) head to Kroger Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Kentucky Wildcats (2-4). Kentucky opens this contest as 17.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 41.5.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took on the Mississippi State Bulldogs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 24-17. Ken Seals went 31/46 with 336 yards by way of passing and added 1 touchdown. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. Keyon Henry-Brooks paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this outing. He ran for 115 yards via 20 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per tote. Cam Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 114 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 11.4 yards per catch in this contest.
The Commodores currently have 1,669 total yards this season. As a unit they hold an average of 115.6 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 104th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring, Vanderbilt has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 12.8 PPG. Regarding yards through the air, the Commodores are allowing 1,397 yds which puts them in 89th in the nation. Overall, they are allowing 440.8 yards/contest ranking them 95th in the nation. The Commodores are ranked 101st in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 35.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and 161.4 yards on the ground per game so far this year. In their 5 games played this year, they have conceded 279.4 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 71.5%. For the year, they have allowed 807 yards via the running game in 5 outings.
For his career, Seals has thrown for 1,066 yds with 6 TD's and 8 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the ball 22 different times totaling -33 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 124.0 with a touchdown percentage of 3.7% and an interception percentage of 4.9%. He is passing for 213.2 yds per contest. Ken Seals has connected on 110 of his career 164 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1%.
The last time they played, the Kentucky Wildcats went up against the Georgia Bulldogs and went home in defeat by a score of 14-3. Joey Gatewood went 15/25 with 91 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception. Chris Rodriguez Jr. led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 108 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per run. Josh Ali led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 35 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 7.0 yards per catch in this contest.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Wildcats are ranking 104th in college football scoring 20.8 PPG. For the year to this point, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 708 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 118.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 117th in college football. They have an average of 176.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,057 yards for the season. The Kentucky Wildcats maintain an average of 294.2 yards per outing which has them ranked 114th in Division 1. Kentucky has yielded a total of 860 yards via the ground game (143.3 yards per game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Wildcats are relinquishing 19.0 points per game, which puts them 31st in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 114 points in total. They have allowed 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 212.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 46th in Division 1.
Gatewood has passed for 2 TD's compared to 0 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 5.1%. He has run for 233 yards on 56 attempts. He is averaging 13.6 passing yards per game with a 108.4 QB rating. In the 12 contests in his career, Joey Gatewood has been successful on 22 of his 39 attempts for a total of 163 yds.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -17.5
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