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Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:30pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN

When: Saturday, November 16, 3:30 PM. ET.

The Vanderbilt Commodores will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.

Wildcats Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Tennessee

The Wildcats suffered a close loss to the Tennessee Volunteers in their last game and will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Commodores, which will give them their second win in their last three games and fourth win in a row over the Commodores.

Kentucky has been inconsistent offensively and is averaging 22.9 points per game. In most cases, that won’t be enough to get the win, but it should be more than enough against Vanderbilt’s struggling defense.

The Wildcats have done a great job running the ball, averaging 212.6 rushing yards per game, which is 26th in the country.

Wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. has done a little bit of everything for the Wildcats this season. He has thrown for 213 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, he leads the team with 712 rushing yards and four touchdowns and is also their top receiver with 348 yards and one touchdown.

With the Commodores giving up 196.7 rushing yards per game, expect Bowden Jr. to be very active in this game.

The Wildcats have played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 20.8 points per game. They gave up 17 points to Tennessee in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort to improve their odds of winning this game.

Commodores Trying To Snap Losing Streak To Wildcats

The Commodores haven’t played well this season and have only two wins in their last nine games. Despite their struggles, the team will try to pick up a win over the Wildcats on Saturday and snap their three-game losing streak to their rivals.

Vanderbilt has one of the worst offenses in the country, averaging 17 points per game. The team has struggled to run and pass the ball, which has made it difficult to score points.

Senior quarterback Riley Neal leads the Commodores with 1,193 passing yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. They will need a big game from him if the offense is to score more than 17 points in this game.

Vanderbilt’s defense is also among the worst in the country with the team giving up 35 points per game. They gave up 56 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Wildcats are the best bet here because the Commodores haven’t played well against the spread this season and also haven’t played well offensively or defensively. Vanderbilt’s offense is averaging 17 points per game this season, and 9.5 points per game in their last three games. On the defensive end, the Commodores are giving up 35 points per game and haven’t given themselves too many opportunities to win games this season. With the Wildcats averaging 212.6 rushing yards per game and the Commodores giving up 196.7 rushing yards per game, the Wildcats will move the ball with ease and score a lot of points on Vanderbilt’s struggling defense as they pick up a comfortable win.

Prediction: Kentucky Wildcats -10.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Wildcats are averaging 22.9 points per game as they have struggled to score points all season. They might hit that average in this game but their quarterback situation makes them less dynamic and more one-dimensional. Fortunately, they face a terrible offense on Saturday. Vanderbilt’s offense is barely putting up a fight in recent weeks and will likely stay under 10 points again, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under 41.5

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The Wildcats will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Commodores in the first half of their last three games, averaging 11.7 points per game while the Commodores average seven points per game.

Prediction: Kentucky Wildcats -4.5

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The Commodores and Wildcats are averaging 18.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under 21.5
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.