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Wildcats Tigers Betting Preview for Week 11

Missouri Tigers Kentucky Wildcats
8-1 November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Commonwealth Stadium 2-6



The Kentucky Wildcats host Missouri on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-4 ATS mark against the 8-1 Tigers in NCAAF action at Commonwealth Stadium.

They battle the Tigers, currently with a 8-1 mark (8-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Wildcats and 5-4 for the Tigers.

View Missouri Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Wildcats as 14-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

This game matches up the No. 105 (Wildcats) and the No. 27 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-23 result in favor of the Tigers is predicted by handicapping models.

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Missouri won its last outing, a 31-3 result against Tennessee on November 2. Missouri covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 20.56 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 195.38 yards per game, less than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 278.22 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 27-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.67 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 81 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Missouri is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Missouri is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Missouri's last 12 games
Missouri is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games
Kentucky is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
Missouri at Mississippi, Saturday, November 23rd
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Saturday, November 16th