Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-23)
The Kentucky Wildcats (6-0) are headed to Sanford Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Georgia Bulldogs (6-0). Kentucky opens this contest as 23-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 44.5.
The Kentucky Wildcats head into this matchup 6-0 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Wildcats took on the LSU Tigers and walked away with a win by a score of 42-21. Will Levis went 14/17 with 145 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 212.2 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 16 attempts for 147 yards (9.2 yards per carry). The Kentucky Wildcats ended up rushing 45 times and recorded 330 yards, earning them an average of 7.3 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 475 yds. Kentucky gave up 22 completions on 38 tries for 261 yds, and a completion rate of 57.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Wildcats gave up 147 yds on 35 attempts, which is 4.2 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring, the Kentucky Wildcats are sitting at 31.0 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 214.2 yards on the ground ranking them 24th in Division 1. The Wildcats have attained 2,471 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kentucky has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. Kentucky has tallied 129 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 29 infractions for 244 yards. They have turned the ball over 12 times.
The Wildcats rank 31st in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 17.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 111.5 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. During the season, they have conceded 669 running yards through 6 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Wildcats have conceded 1,162 yds which has them sitting in 58th in college football. They have allowed 193.7 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 63.8%. In total, they have given up 305.2 yards per outing which ranks them 30th in the country. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 6-0 for this season. When they last played, the Bulldogs got the win with a final of 34-10 against the Auburn Tigers. Stetson Bennett (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 231 yds on 14/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 190.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.0. Zamir White carried the ball 18 times for 79 yards, ending the contest with 4.4 yards per carry for Georgia. Georgia ran for 4.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 201 yards on 49 attempts. The Bulldogs finished the game with a total of 432 yards while running 70 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Bulldogs pass defense gave up a completion rate of 55.8%, surrendering 272 yds on 24 out of 43 through the air. Georgia allowed 29 rush attempts for 46 yards (1.6 yds per rush).
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bulldogs are ranked 12th in D-1 by scoring 39.8 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Bulldogs currently sit at 1,412 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 235.3 passing yards per game, which is ranked 62nd in Division 1. The Georgia Bulldogs maintain an average of 433.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 50th in Division 1. The Georgia offense has compiled 268 penalty yds on 34 violations, ranking them 71st in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Bulldogs are conceding 5.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 13th in college football. Georgia has conceded a total of 399 yards via the ground game (66.5 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush so far this season. In total, they have surrendered 33 total points. They have surrendered 1 touchdowns through the air as well as 137.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 13th in Division 1. The Bulldogs defense has taken part in 339 plays, which is 36th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +23
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