Kentucky vs. Florida - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (2-0) at Kentucky Wildcats (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats +3-- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Florida Gators and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday in Lexington in a SEC battle of unbeaten teams.
The Kentucky Wildcats enter this game at 2-0 and with more hope than this program has had in some time. The Kentucky offense is averaging 417 yards and 33 points per game and they have scored eight touchdowns. UK QB Patrick Towles has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 449 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Kentucky rushing attack is led by Stanley Williams who is averaging 10.1 yards per carry gaining 242 yards and Garrett Johnson is the Wildcats leading receiver with 10catches and Dorian Baker has eight catches. The Kentucky defense is allowing 448 yards and 27.5 points per game Josh Forrest leads Kentucky in tackles with 22, Khalid Henderson has 18 tackles, and A.J. Stamps has 13 tackles. This game should be a huge test for UK and should give everyone an indication of where this team is in the grand scheme of things.
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The Florida Gators have started the Jim McElwain era with two wins as they knocked off New Mexico State and then got by East Carolina. The Florida offense is averaging 46 points and 489.5 yards per game but the QB’s have been sacked 3 times. Florida is going with duel QB’s at least so far and at least so far it is working as Will Grier has completed 74 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and an interception and Treon Harris has completed 70 percent of his passes with two touchdowns. The Gator ground attack has been led by Kelvin Taylor who is averaging 4.5 yards per carry and he has four touchdowns and Demarcus Robinson leads the receivers with 11 catches. The Florida defense is allowing 18.5 points and 266.5 yards per game with 5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions. Jarrad Davis leads UF in tackles with 14, Antonio Morrison has 13 tackles, and Nick Washington has 10 tackles. Florida appears to be an improved team over what we have seen in recent years but it is tough to figure out how much.
Kentucky is 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 7-18 against the spread in their last 25 SEC games, and 5-1 against the spread following a win. Florida is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
Kentucky is getting three here but I don’t think they need it and after last season’s huge disappointment in The Swamp losing a game they had won they win this one in a close one.