With so much on the line for both teams, can you remember the last time Kentucky football had a game of this magnitude? The Wildcats are currently ranked as the No. 7 team in the Associated Press poll, with the Rebels ranked No. 14.
A win for Kentucky would drastically improve their resume for a spot inside the top five and further fuel their momentum for a schedule that’s about to present real challenges in the coming weeks.
Winning at Ole Miss won’t be an easy task, though, and the oddsmakers certainly understand that. See below for Saturday’s odds, betting trends, expert picks and a prediction.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Kentucky is currently a 7-point underdog on the road at Ole Miss. DraftKings expects the game to be a high-scoring affair, with the game total set at 54.5 points. Kentucky’s team point total is set at 23.5 with the point total set at 30.5 for Ole Miss. Click here for more game lines and props provided by DraftKings.
- Kentucky is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 5 games.
- Kentucky is 8-0 SU in its last 8 games.
- Kentucky is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games against Mississippi.
- Kentucky is 0-10 SU in its last 10 road games vs. SEC West foes
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kentucky’s last 20 games on the road.
- Kentucky is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games vs. SEC foes
- Ole Miss is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
- Ole Miss is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ole Miss’ last 12 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in Ole Miss’ last 6 games vs SEC opponents
- Ole Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games vs. SEC East foes
- Stewart Mandel W/ The Athletic — Ole Miss 26, Kentucky 24
- Bill Bender W/ Sporting News — Ole Miss 31, Kentucky 24
- Kerry Miller W/ Bleacher Report — Ole Miss 27, Kentucky 23
- Matt Melton W/ FanSided — Ole Miss 28, Kentucky 24
- Antwan Staley W/ Athlon Sports — Ole Miss 34, Kentucky 31
- Skyler Carlin W/ Sportsbook Wire — Kentucky 31, Ole Miss 27
- TeamRankings — Ole Miss 31, Kentucky 24
- Joe Cox W/ Saturday Down South — Kentucky 34, Ole Miss 31
- James Parks W/ College Football HQ — Ole Miss 30, Kentucky 24
- Jon Hale W/ Lexington Herald-Leader — Kentucky 35, Ole Miss 28
- Pete Fiutak W/ College Football News — Kentucky 30, Ole Miss 26
- Scott Van Pelt W/ ESPN — Ole Miss
There are several reasons to love Kentucky this weekend. Star running Chris Rodriguez makes his season debut, Kentucky’s receiving core looks to be the best in decades and the Wildcats have one of the best quarterbacks in all of college football.
However, there are also some concerns surrounding the Kentucky football team and their chances on Saturday. J.J. Weaver remains out with an injury, Kentucky’s offensive line has not held up well in pass protection and Oxford, Mississippi is an incredibly tough place to play.
Both offenses will have their share of success on Saturday, but Kentucky’s defense and advantage on special teams should tilt the scales in their favor. This matchup should have everyone watching on the edge of their seats up until the final seconds of the game.
Final Score: Kentucky 33, Ole Miss 30