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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Kentucky Wildcats Week 5 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Eastern Michigan travels to Kentucky on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-1 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Kentucky Wildcats in this one found them as -14-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 35-28 result in favor of the Wildcats. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sport a record of 3-1 and 2-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Eastern Michigan Eagles sit at 2-1 and 2-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 1-3 for the Wildcats and 0-3 for the Eagles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Eastern Michigan injuries news.

The game pits the Kentucky Wildcats, currently No. 48 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, who rate No. 62 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kentucky Wildcats No. 94-ranked offense (25.25 PPG) against a Eastern Michigan Eagles defense that ranks No. 19 at 15.67 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats passing attack has averaged 198.5 yards per game, more than the Eastern Michigan Eagles give up through the air (169.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eastern Michigan Eagles feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 128 yards per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Eagles were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-20 score against Ohio.

The Wildcats suffered a Week 4 loss against Florida in their last game, falling 28-27 at Commonwealth Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, October 7th
Kentucky home to Missouri, Saturday, October 7th