SEC rivals will clash when the No. 14 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0) face the No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats (4-0).
Ole Miss vs. Kentucky Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Ole Miss as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Ole Miss has -247 odds to pick up the win, while Kentucky is listed at +199 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 54.5 points.
How to Watch Ole Miss vs. Kentucky Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Oxford, Mississippi
- Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Offensively, Ole Miss has been a top-25 unit, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by averaging 488.0 yards per game. The defense ranks 29th (312.5 yards allowed per game). Ole Miss has been shining on both offense and defense, ranking 21st-best in scoring offense (41.0 points per game) and sixth-best in scoring defense (10.0 points allowed per game). Ole Miss is averaging 207.3 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 97th in the FBS. The defense ranks 37th, surrendering 193.3 passing yards per contest. Offensively, Ole Miss has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fourth-best in the FBS by compiling 280.8 per game. The Rebels rank 48th on defense (119.3 rushing yards allowed per game). Ole Miss ranks 31st in third-down defense this year (30.3% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-best in the FBS with a 50.0% third-down conversion rate. Ole Miss ranks 49th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (32nd in the FBS) and committing six (68th in the FBS).
Kentucky’s defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with 272.0 total yards allowed per contest. In terms of offense, it is putting up 377.8 total yards per game, which ranks 88th. Kentucky’s defensive unit has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 11th-best in the FBS with 13.0 points allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is posting 31.3 points per game, which ranks 66th. Things have been positive for Kentucky on both offense and defense, as it is posting 296.3 passing yards per game (25th-best) and surrendering only 163.8 passing yards per game (15th-best). Kentucky’s running game has been struggling, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with 81.5 rushing yards per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 108.3 rushing yards per contest (32nd-ranked). Kentucky’s defense has been dominant on third down, giving up a 23.6% third-down conversion rate (sixth-best). Offensively, it ranks 41st in the FBS with a 45.8% third-down rate. Kentucky has accumulated four forced turnovers (99th in the FBS) and committed six turnovers (68th in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
Ole Miss vs. Kentucky Betting Analysis
Ole Miss Betting Insights
Ole Miss has covered the spread two times this season (2-2-0). In games it has played as 6.5-point favorites or more, Ole Miss has an ATS record of 2-2. This season, Ole Miss games have hit the over once. The Rebels have won all four of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Rebels have played in four games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -247 or shorter and won each time.
Wildcats Betting Insights
Kentucky have compiled a 3-1-0 record against the spread this year. Kentucky games have gone over the total once this season. The Wildcats won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Wildcats have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +199.
Ole Miss vs. Kentucky Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||61.4||61.0||62.5|
|Implied Total AVG||42.8||43.7||40.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||4-0||3-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||52.4||52.3||52.5|
|Implied Total AVG||36.0||38.3||29.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||3-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
Players to Watch
- The Rebels’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Troy Brown, who has played four games and collected 26 tackles.
- As part of the Rebels’ defense, Khari Coleman has amassed 2.5 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 10 tackles in four games.
- As part of the Rebels’ defensive unit, Ladarius Tennison has delivered 16 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
- The Rebels’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Otis Reese, who has played four games, collecting 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- J.J. Weaver has been wreaking havoc on defense, registering 13 tackles and one sack for the Wildcats.
- In four games for the Wildcats, Jordan Wright has recorded one interception to go with three tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.
- Jacquez Jones has recorded 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and eight tackles in four games for the Wildcats.
- Keidron Smith has delivered one interception to go with four tackles and one pass defended In four games for the Wildcats.
Ole Miss vs. Kentucky Predictions and Pick
Ole Miss vs. Kentucky betting card
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Our pick to win this matchup is Ole Miss, and we project that Ole Miss will cover the spread (Ole Miss -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 54.5 points.