Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-3.5)
The Tennessee Volunteers (4-4) are en route to Kroger Field on Saturday where they will play the Kentucky Wildcats (6-2). Tennessee opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
The Tennessee Volunteers step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Volunteers faced the Alabama Crimson Tide and took a loss by a score of 52-24. Hendon Hooker connected on 19/28 with 282 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 180.7 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Hendon Hooker was the rushing leader for the Volunteers with 12 carries for 26 yards (2.2 yds per attempt). On the day, they had 54 plays which totaled 346 yards. The Tennessee Volunteers ended up rushing 26 times and had 64 yards, which is an average of 2.5 yards per tote. On the ground, the Volunteers gave up 203 yards on 49 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yds per run allowed. Tennessee allowed 31 completions on 43 attempts for a total of 371 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.1%.
Concerning scoring points, the Tennessee Volunteers have an average of 37.4 points per game. As a team they're averaging 225.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 13th in the nation. The Volunteers have racked up 3,653 yards in total this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tennessee has amassed 18 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns via the ground. Tennessee has a total of 192 first downs, and they have committed 53 infractions for 495 yards. They have surrendered the football 8 times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Volunteers have given up 1,995 yds which has them ranked 102nd in the country. They are allowing 249.4 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.1%. For the season, they have given up 393.8 yards per outing putting them at 85th in college football. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air and 15 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per running attempt and 144.4 yards on the ground per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have given up 1,155 running yards through 8 contests. The Volunteers sit in 84th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 26.5 points per game.
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The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 6-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Wildcats walked away with a loss by a score of 31-17 when they played the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Will Levis (1 TD) ended the game with 150 yds on 17/28 passing while his QB rating was 96.1. He tossed 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.4. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. carried the rock 8 times for 34 yards, ending the contest with 4.3 yards per carry for Kentucky. Kentucky rushed the ball for 3.3 yds per carry, finishing the game with 66 yds on 20 carries. The Wildcats finished the contest with 216 yards while running 48 plays (4.5 yds per play). The Wildcats pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 92.3%, relinquishing 344 yards on 36 out of 39 through the air. Kentucky gave up 35 attempts on the ground for 94 yards (2.7 yds per rush).
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Wildcats rank 78th in Division 1 scoring 27.0 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Wildcats currently sit at 1,528 yards through the air along with holding an average of 191.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 101st in the country. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 366.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 92nd in Division 1. The Kentucky offense has 327 penalty yds on 38 violations, which has them ranked 110th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Kentucky has allowed a total of 929 yards on the ground (116.1 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 219.5 yards/game, which has them in 70th in college football. The Wildcats defense has participated in 517 plays, which is good for 43rd in the nation. The Wildcats are allowing 20.8 points per game, which has them 47th in D-1. This season, they have given up 166 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -3.5
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