Missouri Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-5)
The Missouri Tigers (1-0) are en route to Kroger Field on Saturday where they will go up against the Kentucky Wildcats (1-0). Kentucky opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 56.
The Missouri Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Tigers took the field against the Central Michigan Chippewas and earned the victory with a final of 34-24. Tyler Badie was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 25 attempts for 203 yds (8.1 yards per carry). Connor Bazelak finished 21/32 with 257 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 153.7 and ended the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Tigers conceded 174 yards on 39 attempts, which calculates to 4.5 yards per rush allowed. Missouri allowed 24 completions on 47 tries for a total of 301 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.1%. When all was said and done, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 468 yards. The Missouri Tigers ran the football 36 times and accrued 211 yards, which earned them an average of 5.9 yds per attempt.
The Tigers have earned 468 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Missouri has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. Missouri has amassed 26 1st downs, and they have committed 4 penalties for 19 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 211.0 yards on the ground which is 42nd in Division 1. In terms of scoring points, the Missouri Tigers are averaging 34.0 PPG.
Concerning passing yards, the Tigers are conceding 301 yds which ranks them 114th in D-1. They are allowing 301.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 51.1%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 475.0 yards per contest which ranks them 124th in Division 1. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 174.0 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 174 rushing yards through 1 contest. The Tigers rank 90th in D-1 in terms of team defense, conceding 24.0 PPG.
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The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 45-10 against the UL Monroe Warhawks. Will Levis (4 TDs) finished the contest with 367 yds on 18/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 230.9. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 14.1. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. ran the football 19 times for 125 yards, finishing the contest with 6.6 yards per carry for Kentucky. Kentucky ran the ball for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing the game with 145 yards on 33 attempts. The Wildcats finished the contest with a total of 564 yds while running 66 plays (8.5 yards per play). The Wildcats pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 55.0%, relinquishing 70 yds on 11 out of 20 passing. Kentucky conceded 42 attempts on the ground for 18 yds (0.4 yds per rush).
Regarding how much they score, the Wildcats currently sit 18th in Division 1 scoring 45.0 PPG. For the season to this point, the Wildcats have compiled 419 yards via the pass, which has them ranked 2nd in college football. The Kentucky Wildcats hold an average of 564.0 yards per contest, which is good for 12th in college football. The Kentucky offense has accrued 65 yards of penalties on 7 violations, which ranks them 43rd in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Wildcats are allowing 10.0 points per contest, ranking them 38th in college football. Kentucky has allowed a total of 18 rushing yards. They have given up 0 TDs through the air in addition to 70.0 yards per game, which puts them in 15th in Division 1. The Wildcats defense has participated in 62 plays, which is good for 51st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +5
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