Missouri at Kentucky - 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
TV: SEC Network
The Missouri Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats square off Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Missouri Tigers look for a big SEC win and two remain unbeaten on the season. Maty Mauk is completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 474 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Mauk has thrown a pick in four straight games. J'Mon Moore and Tyler Hunt have combined for 259 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Nate Brown has nine receptions. The Missouri Tigers ground game is averaging 107.6 yards per contest, and Ish Witter leads the way with 137 yards on 42 carries. Defensively, Missouri is allowing 9.7 points and 217 yards per game. Kentrell Brothers leads the Tigers with 42 tackles, Charles Harris has three sacks and A.J. Logan has a forced fumble. Jason Reese and DeSean Blair are questionable.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look to improve to 3-1 and get their second SEC victory. Patrick Towles is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 575 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Towles has thrown a pick in seven straight games. Jeff Badet and Dorian Baker have combined for 283 receiving yards and one touchdown while Garrett Johnson has 10 receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 166.6 yards per contest, and Stanley Boom Williams leads the way with 322 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 23 points and 380.3 yards per game. Josh Forrest leads the Wildcats with 30 tackles, J.D. Harmon has two interceptions and A.J. Stamps has three pass deflections. Regie Meant is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Tigers are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games in September and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 conference games.
While Missouri has won 11 straight road games, I can't get last week's home performance against UConn out of my head. Kentucky hung with Missouri last year on the road and is hungry to get that big SEC victory under its belt. I think it happens here in front of a packed house in Wildcat country.