Kentucky Wildcats vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Picks and Prediction – September 3

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It’ll be the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats (0-0) against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (0-0) in college football play at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kentucky as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Kentucky has -769 odds to pick up the win, while Miami (OH) is listed at +495 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Stadium: Kroger Field

Betting Preview


  • Kentucky racked up 9.2 more points per game (32.3) than Miami (OH) gave up (23.1) last year.
  • The Wildcats were 5-3 against the spread and 7-1 overall in games when they recorded more than 23.1 points last season.
  • Kentucky collected 55.8 more yards per game (424.3) than Miami (OH) gave up per contest (368.5) last season.
  • The Wildcats were 5-2 against the spread and 6-1 overall when the team churned out more than 368.5 yards last year.
  • Kentucky rushed for 198.7 yards per game last year, 52.7 more than the 146.0 Miami (OH) allowed per outing.
  • The Wildcats had a 5-2 ATS record and a 6-1 overall record when the team ran for over 146.0 yards last season.

Miami (OH)

  • Miami (OH) averaged 28.9 points per game last year, 7.2 more than Kentucky surrendered (21.7).
  • When the RedHawks put up more than 21.7 points last year, they were 5-3 against the spread and 6-3 overall.
  • Miami (OH) collected 84.9 more yards per game (425.6) than Kentucky allowed per contest (340.7) last season.
  • In games that the RedHawks churned out over 340.7 yards last year, the team was 5-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
  • Miami (OH) rushed for 147.2 yards per game last year, 25.1 more than the 122.1 Kentucky allowed per contest.
  • When the RedHawks rushed for over 122.1 yards last year they had a 3-4 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record.

Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) Betting Analysis

Kentucky Betting Insights

  • Kentucky was 8-4-1 against the spread last season.
  • Kentucky won twice ATS (2-2) as at least a 15.5-point favorites.
  • The Wildcats won all six of the games they were the moneyline favorite last season.
  • The Wildcats played as a moneyline favorite of -769 or shorter in just two games last season, and they won both.
  • Last season, eight of Kentucky’s 13 games went over the point total.

RedHawks Betting Insights

  • Miami (OH) posted a 6-6-0 record against the spread last year.
  • Miami (OH) won once ATS (1-1) as underdogs of 15.5 points or more last year.
  • The RedHawks won two of the five games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Last season, the RedHawks were at least a +495 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.
  • Last year, six of Miami (OH)’s 12 games hit the over.

Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.0 53.3 49.9
Implied Total AVG 32.5 34.0 30.0
ATS Record 8-4-1 5-2-1 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 8-5-0 6-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-0 4-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.8 54.6 54.9
Implied Total AVG 32.0 32.0 32.0
ATS Record 6-6-0 4-1-0 2-5-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 2-3-0 4-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-3 4-0 0-3
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-0 1-3

Last Season’s Leaders


  • On defense last year, DeAndre Square helped lead the way with one interception to go with 48 tackles, 5.0 TFL, three sacks, and one pass defended in 13 games.
  • J.J. Weaver posted 24 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 6.5 sacks, and two interceptions in 13 games.
  • In 13 games a season ago, Jacquez Jones compiled 56 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Josh Paschal amassed 34 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and five sacks over 13 games played in 2021.


  • Ivan Pace Jr. helped carry the defense with 91 tackles, 11.0 TFL, four sacks, and one interception in 13 games.
  • With one interception to go with 42 tackles, 9.0 TFL, eight sacks, and one pass defended in 13 games, Kameron Butler was a key contributor on defense last season.
  • Matthew Salopek was on the field for 13 games and registered 79 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
  • A key player on defense, Lonnie Phelps had 23 tackles, 10.0 TFL, and 9.5 sacks.

Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Kentucky, and we project that Kentucky will cover the spread (Kentucky -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 54.5 points.

Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wildcats (-15.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (54.5)

How to Bet on Kentucky vs. Miami (OH)

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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