Louisville Vs. Kentucky: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 27, 2021

Written By Staff on November 22, 2021

The Louisville Cardinals (6-5) take college football’s 14th-ranked rushing attack into a matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats (8-3), who have the No. 21 rushing defense. The Cardinals, listed at -3 on the spread, serve as host on November 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET against the Wildcats, +118 on the moneyline to win. Bookmakers have installed a total of 57.5 points for the matchup.

In this article we outline key metrics, betting trends, top players and updated odds — everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game.

This article references odds updated as of November 27, 2021 at 7:04 PM ET. Browse all the up-to-date odds for this outing in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Louisville Vs. Kentucky Betting Odds

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Louisville Offense Vs. Kentucky Defense

Cardinals Offense Stats (Rank) Wildcats Defense
32.9 (33) Points/Gm 22.2 (38)
449.1 (18) Yards/Gm 335.7 (35)
231.0 (64) Pass Yards/Gm 220.3 (62)
218.1 (14) Rush Yards/Gm 115.5 (21)
8.1 (42) Yards/Pass 7.0 (41)
5.5 (6) Yards/Rush 3.7 (33)
39.7% (69) 3rd Down % 38.9% (61)
7 (17) Turnovers 6 (114)
4 (22) Sacks 12 (20)

Kentucky Offense Vs. Louisville Defense

Kentucky Offense Stats (Rank) Louisville Defense
31.6 (44) Points/Gm 24.7 (54)
422.9 (47) Yards/Gm 391.4 (86)
232.1 (61) Pass Yards/Gm 253.8 (110)
190.8 (34) Rush Yards/Gm 137.5 (55)
8.0 (48) Yards/Pass 6.9 (34)
5.2 (17) Yards/Rush 4.1 (67)
50.4% (7) 3rd Down % 35.1% (29)
17 (122) Turnovers 10 (59)
6 (43) Sacks 15 (6)

When Louisville Has The Ball

  • The Cardinals have committed only 7 turnovers this season (17th in college football). The Wildcats have forced 6, which ranks 114th.
  • Louisville ranks sixth with 5.5 yards per carry, compared to the 3.7 per rush Kentucky gives up (33rd in the FBS).
  • The Cardinals’ offense ranks 18th in the FBS in yards per game (449.1), while the Wildcats rank 35th in yards allowed (335.7).
  • Louisville is successful on 39.7% of its third-down plays (69th in college football). Kentucky’s defense gives up third-down conversions at a 38.9% clip (61st).

When Kentucky Has The Ball

  • The Cardinals have forced 10 turnovers (59th-most in the FBS), and the Wildcats have committed 17 turnovers (sixth-most in college football).
  • Kentucky ranks 17th with 5.2 yards per carry, compared to the 4.1 per rush Louisville gives up (67th in the FBS).
  • The Wildcats average 232.1 passing yards per game (61st in the FBS) compared to the 253.8 per game the Cardinals allow (110th in college football).
  • Kentucky’s offense ranks 47th in the FBS in yards per game (422.9), while Louisville ranks 86th in yards allowed (391.4).
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Louisville Betting Trends And Insights

  • Louisville has covered six times in 11 games with a spread this season.
  • The Cardinals have covered the spread three times this season (3-1 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point favorites.
  • Louisville’s games have hit the over four out of 11 times this season.
  • Louisville’s 11 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 57.5 points five times.
  • The Cardinals have won 80% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (4-1).

Kentucky Betting Trends And Insights

  • Kentucky has put together a 7-4-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Wildcats have been an underdog by 3 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread both times.
  • Kentucky and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven out of 11 times this season.
  • Kentucky has combined with its opponents to score more than 57.5 points in four of 11 games this season.
  • This season, the Wildcats have won one out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Louisville Players To Watch

  • Malik Cunningham has thrown for 2,471 yards while completing 62% of his passes (183-of-295), with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions this year (224.6 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 150 times for 933 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 84.8 yards per game.
  • So far this year Jalen Mitchell has run for 669 yards on 144 carries (60.8 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Jordan Watkins has 32 catches, leading his team with 498 yards (45.3 ypg) while hauling in four touchdowns this season.
  • Marshon Ford has hauled in 41 catches for 462 yards (42.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Tyler Harrell has 443 receiving yards on 14 receptions, with five touchdowns, averaging 49.2 yards per game.

Kentucky Players To Watch

  • This year, Will Levis has recorded 2,446 passing yards (222.4 yards per game) while connecting on 201 of 306 passes (65.7% completion percentage), with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has added 274 rushing yards on 78 carries (plus five touchdowns), averaging 24.9 yards per game.
  • Christopher Rodriguez Jr. has picked up a team-high 1,150 rushing yards (104.5 yards per game) and scored eight touchdowns.
  • So far this year Kavosiey Smoke has rushed for 375 yards on 73 carries (34.1 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Wandale Robinson has 84 catches and paces his team with 1,068 receiving yards (97.1 ypg) while scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Josh Ali has hauled in 37 catches for 553 yards (61.4 yards per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Izayah Cummings has caught 13 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 26.0 yards per game this year.

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