Free College Football Picks Today: Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The University of Louisville Cardinals (7-4, 2-3 Away) and University of Kentucky Wildcats (6-5, 4-3 Home) face off Saturday at Kroger Field for their regular season finales. The Wildcats are three-point favorites, and the total is 43.

Louisville is coming off an impressive 25-10 win over North Carolina State at Cardinal Stadium last Saturday. Brock Domann threw for 153 yards. Jawhar Jordan ran 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Hudson caught six passes for 85 yards.

Kentucky lost 16-6 to No. 1 Georgia at Kroger Field last Saturday. Will Levis was 20 of 31 for 206 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Chris Rodriguez Jr. carried 17 times for 51 yards. Barion Brown scored once. He hauled in 10 receptions for 145 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Wildcats won the only game between the teams last season, a 52-21 victory in November. Chris Rodriguez Jr. had a rushing touchdown for Kentucky.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Cardinals are averaging 28.5 points per game for the season, 67th in FBS, and they are facing a Wildcats defense that has surrendered 19.6 PPG (19th). Meanwhile, Kentucky has scored 21.7 points a game this season, 107th in the nation, and Louisville is allowing 19.6 PPG (19th).

The Cardinals rank 86th in the nation in passing yards per game (217.7) and 30th in rushing (196.6). They will face a tough test through the air, as the Wildcats are 12th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (176.0).

Against the run, Kentucky is 63rd (145.2).Kentucky is 82nd in the nation in passing yards per game (218.6) and 107th in rushing (116.8), while the Cardinals are allowing 208.2 passing yards (40th) and 139.6 rushing yards per game (54th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through nine games, Malik Cunningham has thrown for eight touchdowns (4 INT) and 172.4 yards per game to lead Louisville in passing. In four away games this season, he has one TD (2 INT) and an average of 153.5 yards passing.

Malik Cunningham also leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.3 yards per game. He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Hudson is the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 86.5 yards a game and one TD.

Will Levis has 17 passing touchdowns (10 INT) with 221.8 yards per game through 10 games to lead Kentucky. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (6 INT) and an average of 254.7 yards.

Chris Rodriguez Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 112.0 yards a game through seven games. He has six touchdowns. Barion Brown has been the primary target in the Wildcats’ passing game. He has three touchdowns and a 50.9 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Kentucky (-150)

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