Kentucky at Florida - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (0-1) at Florida Gators (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators -16 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators meet Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on CBS.
The Kentucky Wildcats could use a bounce back performance after losing to Southern Mississippi opening week. Drew Barker is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 323 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Barker enters this game with five career touchdown passes. Garrett Johnson and Tavin Richardson have combined for more than 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jeff Badet has two receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 96 yards per contest, and Stanley Boom Williams leads the way with 94 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 44 points and 520 yards per game. Jordan Jones leads the Wildcats with 19 tackles, Denzil Ware has one sack and J.D. Harmon has two interceptions.
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The Florida Gators look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on UMass opening week. Luke Del Rio is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Del Rio enters this game with 62 career pass attempts. Brandon Powell and Antonio Callaway have combined for 145 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Josh Hammond has five receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Jordan Scarlett leads the way with 70 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Florida is allowing seven points and 187 yards per game. Jarrad Davis leads the Gators with nine tackles, Jabari Zuniga has two sacks and Duke Dawson has one pass deflection.
The Wildcats are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Gators are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Gators had just 10 points against UMass heading into the fourth quarter. Players change, coaches change, the Gators still struggle on the offensive side of the ball. Florida's record against Kentucky is well documented, and while that will likely continue, the Wildcats should be able to keep this close just because Florida is still poor on the offensive side of the ball.