Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-2.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (6-5) will try to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats (8-3) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. Kentucky opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 57.
The Kentucky Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 8-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats faced the New Mexico State Aggies and earned the victory with a final of 56-16. Will Levis went 21/31 with 419 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 217.4 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Christopher Rodriguez led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 16 attempts for 119 yds (7.4 yds per carry). The Kentucky Wildcats ended up rushing 36 times and totaled 248 yards, earning them an average of 6.9 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 71 plays for 707 yards. Kentucky surrendered 16 pass completions on 35 attempts for 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Wildcats gave up 101 yds on 26 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Kentucky Wildcats have an average of 31.6 points per game. As a team they're averaging 191.9 yards rushing which is 40th in D-1. The Wildcats have racked up 4,662 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kentucky has totaled 23 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Kentucky has earned 244 first downs as a team, and they have committed 56 penalties for 499 yds. They have surrendered the ball 22 times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Wildcats are allowing 2,423 yds which ranks them 66th in Division 1. They have surrendered 220.3 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.6%. For the season, they have yielded 335.8 yards/outing putting them at 39th in college football. They have yielded 18 touchdowns via the pass as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per tote and 115.5 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 1,271 running yards through 11 games. The Wildcats are ranked 50th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 22.2 PPG.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 6-5 this season. For their last game, the Cardinals took home the win by a final score of 62-22 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. Malik Cunningham carried the football 11 times for 224 yards, finishing the contest with 20.4 yds per attempt for Louisville. Malik Cunningham (5 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 303 yds on 18/25 through the air while his QB rating was 239.8. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 12.1. Louisville conceded 30 rushing attempts for 183 yds (6.1 yds per carry). The Cardinals secondary conceded a completion percentage of 66.0%, surrendering 275 yards on 33 out of 50 passing. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 687 yards while running 62 plays (11.1 yds per play). Louisville rushed the ball for 10.4 yds per carry, finishing with 384 yds on 37 carries.
The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 459.6 yards per game, which ranks them 18th in D-1. The Louisville offense has 660 yds of penalties on 74 infractions, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season to this point, the Cardinals have thrown for 2,659 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 241.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 59th in the country. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Cardinals rank 35th in D-1 by scoring 32.9 points per outing.
The Cardinals are conceding 24.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. Louisville has allowed a total of 1,524 yards rushing (138.5 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 272 points. They have given up 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 254.2 yards per game, ranking them 113th in college football. The Cardinals defense has participated in 769 plays, ranking them 97th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +2.5
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