Kentucky Vs. LSU: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – October 9, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on October 10, 2021

The No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats (5-0, 3-0 SEC) will aim to extend their six-game winning run in clash against the LSU Tigers (3-2, 1-1 SEC). The Tigers (+104 on the moneyline to win) hit the road on October 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET against the Wildcats (-2). The point total for the matchup is set at 50.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 9, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Kentucky Vs. LSU Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Kentucky vs LSU
Spread Over/Under
Kentucky (-2) Over (50.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

Kentucky Stats (Rank) LSU
28.8 (70) Points Per Game 31.4 (55)
16.8 (20) Points Per Game Against 23.0 (58)
208.2 (82) Pass Yards 303.0 (17)
180.2 (31) Pass Yards Against 248.0 (96)
188.8 (35) Rush Yards 70.8 (125)
104.2 (25) Rush Yards Against 119.0 (45)
11 (124) Giveaways 4 (32)
3 (103) Takeaways 5 (63)
-8 Turnover Differential +1

Kentucky Vs. LSU Betting Insights

Kentucky Stats And Trends

  • Kentucky has covered the spread four times in five games.
  • As 2-point favorites or more, the Wildcats are 3-1 against the spread.
  • Out of five Kentucky games so far this year, three have gone over the total.
  • Three times so far this year, Kentucky and its opponent have combined for more than 50.5 points.
  • The point total average for Wildcats games this season is 52.6, 2.1 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

LSU Stats And Trends

  • LSU has posted two wins against the spread this season.
  • One of LSU’s five games has gone over the point total.
  • LSU games have had over 50.5 points three times this season.
  • The average total points scored in Tigers games this year (50.5) is 11.3 points higher than the total for this matchup.

Kentucky Players To Watch

  • Will Levis has 989 passing yards (197.8 ypg) to lead Kentucky, completing 61.9% of his passes and collecting eight touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 88 rushing yards (17.6 ypg) on 29 carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • Christopher Rodriguez Jr.’s team-high 620 rushing yards (124.0 per game) have come on 104 carries, with five touchdowns this year.
  • This season Kavosiey Smoke has racked up 149 yards (29.8 per game) on 33 carries with one touchdown.
  • Wandale Robinson’s team-high 467 receiving yards (93.4 yards per game) have come on 29 receptions with three touchdowns.
  • Josh Ali has totaled 248 receiving yards (49.6 yards per game) and one touchdown, hauling in 17 passes this year.
  • Isaiah Epps has hauled in five receptions for 104 yards (52.0 ypg) and one touchdown this season.

LSU Players To Watch

  • Max Johnson leads LSU with 1,468 passing yards (293.6 ypg) on 113-of-181 passing with 16 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
  • Corey Kiner’s team-high 166 rushing yards (41.5 per game) have come on 32 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
  • This season Tyrion Davis-Price has rushed for 141 yards (28.2 per game) on 45 carries.
  • Kayshon Boutte’s 287 receiving yards (71.8 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 21 receptions and six touchdowns.
  • Jack Bech has hauled in 19 passes for 252 yards (50.4 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Deion Smith’s 10 catches have turned into 177 yards (44.3 ypg) and two touchdowns.
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