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Kentucky at Louisville odds, betting trends, and picks

How will the Wildcats finish their regular season?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 04 Kentucky at Mississippi State Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats (6-5) travel to the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals (10-1) for the annual Governor’s Cup. Though the Wildcats have won four straight and five of the last six, the Cardinals find themselves as the favorite this season as they make their push for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Below, we’ll dive in to odds, betting trends, expert picks, and a prediction.

Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Wildcats are 8-point underdogs in Saturday’s game. Kentucky is a 3.5-point underdog in the first quarter and a 4.5-point underdog in the first half. The game’s total is currently set at 50.5 points.

Betting Trends

  • Louisville is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games.
  • Kentucky is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games.
  • Louisville is unbeaten in its last 11 home games.
  • Kentucky is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine November games.
  • The total has gone over in six of Kentucky’s last eight games.
  • Kentucky is 1-5 straight up in its last six games.
  • Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread and straight up in its last six games vs. Louisville.
  • The total has gone under in six of Kentucky’s last eight road games.
  • The total has gone over in Kentucky’s last five games at Louisville.

Expert Picks

Prediction

All of the talk about Kentucky’s offense has centered around their inconsistencies and a lack of balance. But what about Kentucky’s defense? They’ve had moments where they play lights out (Florida and Mississippi State) but also gave up a combined 100 points to Georgia and Alabama. Louisville’s one loss on the season came to Pittsburgh when they gave up 38 points and were held to 21. Neither of Kentucky’s units have proven they can do that against a good team this season, so it’s hard to see that happening now.

Final Score: Louisville 27, Kentucky 20


Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.