Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:31 PM (Vanderbilt Stadium)

UK -8.5 O/U 45

TV: SECN

The Kentucky Wildcats are set to visit Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee for an SEC clash against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Kentucky Wildcats come into this matchup with a 4-5 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Tennessee Volunteers, 17-13. Junior WR Lynn Bowden Jr. struggled to get much offense generated through the air as he threw for 25 yards and 1 interception, but he had a solid game on the ground as he ran for 114 yards. Freshman RB Kavosiey Smoke had a solid game on the ground for the Wildcats as he ran for 58 yards and a TD.

The Kentucky Wildcats were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers as they held them to 17 points and a total of 296 yards of offense. Senior safety Jordan Griffin led the way for the Kentucky defense with 4 tackles. Senior DE Calvin Taylor Jr. had a productive game for the Wildcats as he contributed the lone sack of the game while pitching in 3 tackles and a forced fumble.

The Vanderbilt Commodores come into this matchup with a 2-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Florida Gators, 56-0. Junior QB Deuce Wallace struggled to get much offense generated through the air for Vanderbilt as he connected on 7 of his 18 pass attempts for 60 yards and 1 interception. Senior RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn was bottled up by the Florida defense as he ran for 28 yards on 15 carries.

The Vanderbilt Commodores struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Florida Gators as they allowed them to score 56 points and rack up a total of 560 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Dimitri Moore led the way for the Vanderbilt defense with 9 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 TFL. Junior safety Tae Daley had a productive game from the secondary for the Commodores as he racked up 7 tackles and 2 interceptions.

The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t been much of a threat in SEC play this season, and they have struggled on both sides of the ball as they rank 126th in points scored and 116th in points allowed. Kentucky has been playing without a starting QB over their last few games which has made them a run dependent offense, and they should have no problem finding running room against a defense that is allowing an average of 197 rushing yards per game. Kentucky is solid on the defensive side of the ball as they are holding opponents to an average of 20.8 PPG, and Vanderbilt is down to their 3rd-string QB which spells trouble for the Commodores.

Anthony’s Pick Kentucky Wildcats -8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.