LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-4)
Kroger Field is where the Kentucky Wildcats (5-0) will play the LSU Tigers (3-2) on Saturday. LSU opens as 4-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 51.5.
The LSU Tigers head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers took on the Auburn Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 24-19. Max Johnson went 26/46 with 325 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 118.7 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Corey Kiner was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 5 carries for 22 yds (4.4 yards per attempt). In all, they ran 71 plays which gave them 358 yds. The LSU Tigers ran the football 25 different times and accrued 33 yards, which had them averaging 1.3 yards per tote. Against the rush, the Tigers conceded 163 yds on 29 tries, which is an average of 5.6 yds per rush allowed. LSU surrendered 24 pass completions on 48 attempts for a total of 290 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
The Tigers have attained 1,869 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, LSU has compiled 16 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 different times. LSU has accumulated 98 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 21 infractions for 174 yards. As a unit they're averaging 70.8 yards rushing ranking them 128th in the country. When it comes to putting points on the board, the LSU Tigers are sitting at 31.4 PPG.
The Tigers are ranked 71st in the nation concerning team defense, conceding 23.0 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.6 yards per run and 121.6 yards on the ground per game so far this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 608 rushing yards through 5 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Tigers are giving up 1,240 yds which has them ranked 105th in D-1. They are conceding 248.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 62.2%. During this campaign, they are allowing 369.6 yards per outing ranking them 79th in college football. They have yielded 10 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 5-0 for this season. In their last game, the Wildcats got the victory with a final of 20-13 against the Florida Gators. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. carried the ball 19 times for 99 yds, ending the game with 5.2 yds per attempt for Kentucky. Will Levis (1 TD) finished the game with 87 yds on 7/17 passing while his quarterback rating was 91.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.1. Kentucky relinquished 39 running attempts for 171 yards (4.4 yards per rush). The Wildcats secondary gave up a completion percentage of 75.0%, surrendering 211 yds on 24 out of 32 through the air. The Wildcats finished the game with 224 yards while running 46 plays (4.9 yards per play). Kentucky ended up running for 4.7 yards per attempt, totaling 137 yards on 29 attempts.
The Kentucky Wildcats have an average of 399.2 yards per contest, ranking them 65th in the nation. The Kentucky offense has compiled 219 yards of penalties on 26 violations, which is 96th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season so far, the Wildcats have thrown for 1,041 yards through the air along with an average of 208.2 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 87th in the nation. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Wildcats currently sit 71st in the nation by tallying 28.8 points per contest.
The Wildcats are surrendering 16.8 points per contest, ranking them 32nd in the nation. Kentucky has allowed the opposition a total of 522 yards rushing (104.4 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 84 points in total. They have given up 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 180.2 yards per game, which has them sitting 39th in D-1. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 323 plays, which ranks 60th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +4
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