Louisville vs. Kentucky - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kentucky Wildcats (8-3) at Louisville Cardinals (2-9)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals +21 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals will be meeting up on the college football field Saturday form Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Kentucky comes in here at 8-3 on the year. The Wildcats have fallen to Texas A&M, Georgia and Tennessee but otherwise taken out Central MI, Florida, Murray State, MS State, South Barolina, Vanderbilt, Missouri and Middle Tennessee.
In the Blue Raiders game, Kentucky QB Terry Wilson managed 121 yards with a TD and Benny Snell had 116 yards and two scores on the ground. CJ Conrad was the lead Wildcats receiver on his 51 yards and one TD from four grabs.
Over on the Louisville side, they’re 2-9 this year. The Cardinals have beaten Indiana State and Western Kentucky, but fallen to Alabama, Virginia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Wake, Clemson, Syracuse and NC State.
In the NC State game, Louisville QB Malik Cunningham put up 90 yards passing, and led the rush on 100 yards and a TD. Jaylen Smith was the top receiver for the Cards with 56 yards on three catches.
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four on turf and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 in November. Kentucky is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 6-22 ATS in their last 28 overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the SEC. Louisville is 1-5 ATS in their last six home games and 2-14 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Kentucky has put up some signature wins this year, but also a couple of duds here and there. The Wildcats seem to be prone to scoring lapses, as there was a five-game stretch where they didn’t put up more than 17 points.
Louisville, on the other hand, is just getting smashed on the defensive side these days. The Cards have given up at least 52 points in each of their last four games.
I’m going to stick with Kentucky here but realistically staying away, since neither one of these teams seems too reliable right now.