Game: College Football: Kentucky v Penn State Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, Kentucky vs Penn State Picks & Kentucky vs Penn State Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
Start time: 1:00 PM EST, Citrus Bowl
TV Channel: ABC
Best Penn State Nittany Lions Lines: -6 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 47½: – XBET
In NCAA Football game, we will see Kentucky at Penn State.
Kentucky’s offense got rolling in the Governors’ Cup game against Louisville where they outgained their opponents 601-305 in total offense, along with 29-10 in first downs. The offense is averaging just 26.6 points per game but the weak Louisville defense couldn’t contain them. The defense, however, is on another level, allowing just 16.2 points per game which is good for 8th in the nation. QB Terry Wilson had an up and down season, throwing for 1768 yards with 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
Penn State closed the season with three straight wins and their offense was also rolling in the last game of the season. They rolled up a 565-269 advantage in total offense and had a 28-13 edge in first downs. The Nittany Lions are averaging 34.6 points per game while allowing 20 points per game. QB Trace McSorley threw for 2285 yards with 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Penn State’s defense showed up in the latter stages of the season and it is much improved if we compare it to the one we saw earlier in the season. It is not that far away from Kentucky’s quality and regarding the offense, clearly, the edge goes to Penn State. With that being said, I expect the Nittany Lions to route in this one.