Auburn at Kentucky - 10/15/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (3-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats +2 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats square off Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Auburn Tigers look for their fourth win and are in need of their first road victory. Sean White is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 296 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. White and Jeremy Johnson have produced five passing touchdowns. Ricardo Louis and Roc Thomas have combined for 356 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Melvin Ray has nine receptions. The Auburn Tigers ground game is averaging 190 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 558 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Auburn is allowing 25.4 points and 412 yards per game. Johnathan Ford leads the Tigers with 49 tackles, Cassanova McKinzy has three sacks and Jonathan Jones has four pass deflections. Xavier Dampeer, Jaunta'vius Johnson and T.J. Davis are questionable.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for another big victory to improve to a surprising 5-1 on the year. Patrick Towles is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,153 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Towles has five passing touchdowns in his last two games. Garrett Johnson and Dorian Baker have combined for 554 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Blake Bone has 13 receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 135 yards per contest, and Stanley Boom Williams leads the way with 343 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 21.8 points and 368.4 yards per game. Josh Forrest leads the Wildcats with 49 tackles, Cory Johnson has two sacks and J.D. Harmon has two interceptions. Jordan Swindle, Regie Meant and Stanley Boom Williams are questionable.
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
I think it's finally time to admit that Auburn is simply not a good football team this season and a rare Thursday night game on the road likely isn't going to fix the Tigers struggles. Kentucky has been making strides the past couple of seasons and is playing great football on the defensive side. Add in the home crowd, and I like Kentucky to win this game outright. I just don't like what I'm seeeing from Auburn.