Kentucky Wildcats (8-3) vs. Louisville Cardinals (6-5)
November 27, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -1 / Kentucky Wildcats +1; Over/Under: -56.5
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The Louisville Cardinals meet the Kentucky Wildcats in the Battle of the Bluegrass State in week 13 college football action from Cardinal Stadium on Saturday night.
The Kentucky Wildcats come into this game on the heels of a 56-16 rout of New Mexico State last time out. Will Levis has thrown for 2,444 yards, 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 65.8% passing while Chris Rodriguez Jr. leads Kentucky’s ground attack with 1,151 yards and 7 rushing TDs this season. Wan’Dale Robinson has a team-high 1,067 receiving yards on 85 grabs while Josh Ali has 37 catches for 553 yards this season. On defense, Jacquez Jones leads the Wildcats with 79 total tackles while Josh Paschal has a team-high 4 sacks this season.
The Louisville Cardinals will look to add to a 62-22 rout of Duke in their last game. Malik Cunningham has thrown for 2,589 yards, 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 62.2% passing while leading Louisville in rushing with 933 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Jalen Mitchell also has 669 rushing yards with 5 scores while Jordan Watkins has a team-high 508 receiving yards and 4 scores. Marshon Ford and Tyler Harrell each have 400+ receiving yards, combining for 905 yards and 7 TDs while Ahmari Huggins-Bruce and Justin Marshall each have 300+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, C.J. Avery leads Louisville with 78 total tackles along with 3 sacks while Yasir Abdullah has a team-high 9 sacks this season.
Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record. Louisville is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the SEC and 11-26-1 ATS in their last 38 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 games as a road underdog.
I get the case that could be made either way here, as both sides have some skin in the game here. With that said, I’m expecting some fireworks here and I think we could easily see a game where both teams get well into the 30s and maybe even the 40s. Give me the over in this one.