Free NCAA Football Prediction: Tigers vs. Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
LSU Tigers (3-2) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (5-0)
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Kroger Field
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: LSU +3.5 / Kentucky -3.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: LSU +150 / Kentucky -170
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 50.5
Week 6 college football sees the Tigers and Wildcats meet at Kroger Field.
Let’s start this with Kentucky is 5 – 0 and favored by 3.5 points over LSU this weekend and let that soak in a little bit. Right? Tak about overachieving thus far, the Wildcats are that and then some in 2021! Georgia and Florida were the creams of the crop in the West Division going into 2021 but someone forgot to tell the Cats.
Kentucky secured a massive win over the Gators last weekend carrying more momentum than a high-speed train into this home night game at Kroger Field. Certainly, one can understand having won over Florida and the after-effect of snapping that long-time streak of losing to the Gators. Keep in mind, the Cats hadn’t beaten Florida in Lexington since I graduated High School in 1986.
Seriously, I am that old and it had been that long, so a full generation got to celebrate that win and you saw the result. Blue on the field much after the game? Ya think! LoL.
LSU is still getting the respect of the line setters being only a dog by a few points on the road, but we know this is nothing like the championship team he took to glory just two years ago. So, an SEC battle will ensue and the next trend in line to break is the 40 – 16 – 1 record that the Tigers hold over the Wildcats in this series.
This oughta be a good one and the Cats will be going between the Hedges next weekend to face Georgia next!! Wooo! Big boy football now, baby!
The Wildcats are favored by 3.5 points in this SEC matchup.
Well, we know this isn’t the Burreaux-driven machine that was the Tigers, and the 5 – 5 last season really didn’t stand out as a prolific follow-up to the title run for Eddie O.
Hey, is this a good team here in Baton Rouge? Well, Derek Stingly is out for the immediate future in the LSU defensive backfield and Major Burns is also doubtful to go for the Tigers too. That is two big losses for the defense as Burns is third on the squad in tackles as he comes up to defend the run so well as guard the deep balls.
Max Johnson was thrown into the starter’s role with the loss of Brennan for the season, although many thought he might have been a contender to land the gig anyway. Regardless, Johnson has thrown 16 TD passes to only 4 INTs and the 1,469 yards look pretty good too for a frosh who made 2 starts last season.
Kayshon Boutte is certainly the target for Johnson anywhere near the goal line, as the two have connected for 9 of Johnson’s 16 scores. Boutte has snagged 30 balls and averages 14.5 per snatch, which is uh, pretty good ya think? Goodness, let’s go on a limb and say that if Coach Stoopes has to devise a plan to stop LSU, he might want to include a way to keep these two from connecting in big spots that change the outcome of games.
Corey Kiner and Tyrion Davis-Price have seen the bulk of the ball out of the backfield for Coach O this year. The two have combined for 77 totes with 307 yards and a pair of scores that went to Kiner. Neither of them has become acclimated to contributing to the passing game as of yet, but Johnson has found 15 different receivers to spread the love wisely.
Florida, LSU, and Georgia before their bye on October 23rd weekend? Uh, thanks to the schedule makers whoever set that brutality up, right? Talk about a grueling little run of teams to have to go back-to-back-to-back against, that is one helluva trio!
So, with the Florida history out the way, this week of practice is massive for this program that is looking to go 6 – 0 since the 1950 campaign. You remember it, right? Hmm hmm, you be one old dude if you were around football back then, just sayin’.
Keep in mind, these two programs are not familiar with each other at all, as they have not met in 7 years despite being in the SEC together the entire time. Not being Division opponents, there is no pre-requisite for these two to meet very often and they obviously don’t.
The last time they met in 2014, LSU stretched their mini-win streak to two games in the series and Kentucky certainly wants to get that 16 to a 17 in the loss column against LSU. 40 – 17 – 5 looks better than what 41 – 16 could look like if LSU upsets Kentucky this weekend in Lexington instead of a big home win for the Cats.
Kentucky might be without WR Josh Ali, although we should check that as game time approaches, Some sites have him as questionable and others list him as expected to go and that is the Cats’ second-leading wide receiver with 17 grabs for 248 yards and a score.
Wandale Robinson has been Will Levi’s main man as the two have connected 29 times for 467 and a trio of TDs. Robinson is also a threat in the run/trickeration gameplan as he has 4 totes for 78 yards and one big 64-yard outburst in that mix.
Levis has been dependable enough running the offense but the 6 INTs certainly need to be addressed. HE has thrown 8 TD passes but has seen the dirt 8 times as well with his protection breaking down a little too often. I also appreciate that Levis has 4 TE in his top-7 depth chart in receiving yards but more for moving the chains and in short-yard situations as well.
Luckily for the offense and the fans who will be waving white pom-pom all night in Lexington, Mr. Chris Rodriguez Jr. will be seen running the ball early and often for Coach Stoopes.
Already over 100 carries and 600 yards, the dude wants the ball and he knows what to do with it when he puts his claws on the pigskin! He might not get a ton of work because LSU is without 2 big pieces of their defensive backfield this weekend and the Tigers already rank 93rd against the pass coming into Lexington.
Keep in mind, the Cats defense ranks 12th in total yards allowed and also sits 23rd against the run so they have been a sound team on both sides of the ball to earn that 5 – 0.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 5-2 in Tigers’ last 7 games as an underdog.
- Over is 5-2 in Wildcats’ last 7 games as a favorite.
- Over is 5-2 in Wildcats’ last 7 home games.
- Over is 35-17-1 in Wildcats last 53 games as a home favorite.
- The home team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
- Wildcats are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 home games.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
Is that a typo? That really says 50.5 on the total between these two programs on a Saturday in Lexington? Yes, please do!
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick:
How about we go with 45 – 42 and a crazy affair that pours the over into our pockets. I see this line as hysterical and a great chance to cash a ticket!
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick: Over 50.5
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