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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

L.T. Smith Stadium has a Week 1 contest on tap for Saturday as the Kentucky Wildcats and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play their season openers.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 37-17 loser as they battled Tennessee on the road. Kentucky failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Western Kentucky was a 24-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Kentucky: 2-10 SU, 3-9 ATS
Western Kentucky: 7-6 SU, 8-5 ATS

Kentucky most recently:
When playing in August are 2-2
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When favored on the road are 8-2

Western Kentucky most recently:
When playing in August are 1-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When an underdog at home are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Kentucky is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Kentucky is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Western Kentucky is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, September 7
Western Kentucky at Tennessee, Saturday, September 7