Game Preview - RedHawks underdogs vs Wildcats at Kentucky
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
A key Week 2 battle has the visiting RedHawks travelling to Kentucky on Saturday to face the Wildcats.
The Wildcats currently sports a record of 0-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The RedHawks are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats post a 1-0 over under record this season, while the RedHawks have gone 0-1 against the number.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the RedHawks listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wildcats - RedHawks odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 72 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the RedHawks sit at No. 109. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 23--6 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 68-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 113 at 52 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 203 yards per game, less than the RedHawks give up through the air (287 YPG on average).
Miami (Ohio) was a 52-14 loser in its last match on the road against Marshall. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 66 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami (Ohio) was hammered in its last outing, as Marshall ran up a 52-14 score against them at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 35-26 loser as they battled Western Kentucky on the road. Kentucky failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Wildcats suffered a Week 1 loss against Western Kentucky in their last game, falling 35-26 at L.T. Smith Stadium.
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few RedHawks at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Kentucky is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kentucky is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Miami (Ohio) home to Cincinnati, Saturday, September 21
Kentucky home to Louisville, Saturday, September 14