Kentucky at Georgia: 10/16/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Georgia Bulldogs (6-0) vs Kentucky Wildcats (6-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Sanford Stadium)
Betting Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -26 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 11th ranked Kentucky Wildcats will travel to Sanford Stadium to take on the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 11th ranked Kentucky Wildcats improved to 6-0 on the season after defeating the LSU Tigers, 42-21, this past Saturday. Kentucky was outstanding on both ends of the field against LSU and had no trouble securing the victory after a 5-yard TD run by Will Levis gave the Wildcats a 28-7 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Kentucky outgained LSU by a 475-408 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Will Levis who completed 14 of 17 passes for 145 yards & 3 TD’s while also rushing for 75 yards & 2 TD’s.
On the season, Kentucky is averaging 31.0 ppg on 411.8 total yards per game (197.7 passing yds/g; 214.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kentucky has been led by QB Will Levis who has completed 64.4% of his passes for 1134 yards, 11 TD, & 6 INT while also rushing for 163 yards & 3 TD’s. The top receiving threats for the Wildcats have been Wan’Dale Robinson (37 rec, 527 yards, 4 TD), Josh Ali (17 rec, 248 yards, TD), & Isaiah Epps (7 rec, 132 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Wildcats backfield has been Chris Rodriguez Jr. who has rushed for 768 yards & 5 TD’s on 120 carries.
Defensively, Kentucky is holding their opponents to an average of 17.5 ppg on 305.0 total yards per game (193.7 passing yds/g; 111.3 rushing yds/g).
The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs continued their dominance this season and improved to 6-0 on the season after defeating the Auburn Tigers, 34-10, this past Saturday. Georgia was once against outstanding on the defensive end and had no trouble securing the victory after a 60-yard TD pass by Stetson Bennett gave the Bulldogs a 24-3 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. Georgia outgained Auburn by a 432-318 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Stetson Bennett who completed 14 of 21 passes for 231 yards & 2 TD.
On the season, Georgia is averaging 39.8 ppg on 432.5 total yards per game (235.3 passing yds/g; 197.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia has been led by QB Stetson Bennett who has completed 69.4% of his passes for 746 yards, 8 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bulldogs have been Brock Bowers (20 rec, 315 yards, 4 TD), Ladd McConkey (16 rec, 280 yards, 2 TD), Jermaine Burton (13 rec, 224 yards, 2 TD), & Adonai Mitchell (11 rec, 167 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Bulldogs backfield has bee the duo of Zamir White (71 att, 354 yards, 6 TD) & James Cook (41 att, 245 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Georgia is holding their opponents to an average of 5.5 ppg on 201.2 total yards per game (137.0 passing yds/g; 64.2 rushing yds/g).
The Wildcats are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Georgia is no doubt the top team in the country, led by what has been so far a historically good defense that ranks 1st in both scoring & total defense, however, this is a bunch of points to cover against a very good Kentucky team. Kentucky will no doubt struggle to put up points on the road against the Bulldogs defense, however, the Wildcats defense is also their strength and I think they could give Stetson Bennett and the Georgia offense some trouble. I think Georgia will win this game buy double-digits, however, as I think the Kentucky defense keeps this more competitive than expected, I think the play here is to take the Wildcats and the points. Good Luck!