Missouri Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (3-0) at Kentucky Wildcats (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
Commonwealth Stadium and the Kentucky Wildcats host the Missouri Tigers Saturday.
The Missouri Tigers have not always looked good or impressed in the early going but at the end of the day they are 3-0 and that is what counts. The Tigers are coming off of a 9-6 victory versus visiting Connecticut as a three touchdown favorite. The boxscore tells us why points were difficult to come by with a combined 503 yards of offense. Missouri mustered 270 yards and recorded a safety and benefitted from a Huskies botched PAT. Maty Mauk gave the Tigers some production in a short passing attack that produced 145 yards on 14-22 and an interception with a 51 yard throw to Tyler Hunt being the biggest play of the game. Ish Witter was the Tigers rushing game with 54 yards on 17 carries. This was the type of game UConn needed to stay competitive and nearly got the job done.
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Many belief the Kentucky Wildcats have their best team in recent memory although only time will tell if that’s true. The Wildcats kicked off the season with two close wins before falling to visiting Florida 14-9 as a field goal underdog. The difference in this one was the Gators scored touchdowns and the Wildcats were kicking field goals. To be certain neither team racked up the gains with a combined 486 yards with Patrick Towles and the passing attack struggling 126 yards on 8-24 with a pair of interceptions killing the offense. Stanley Williams did provide a viable rushing game with 80 yards on 16 carries but this game in a nutshell was that Kentucky had no passing game and very few offensive threats to find the end zone.
The over is 3-0-1 in Tigers last 4 games on grass and is 3-0-1 in Tigers last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record while the under is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 games in September. The over is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and is 6-0 in Wildcats last 6 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while going 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. I’m hesitant to back either team to be honest but on the notion UK is improved I’ll back them…