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Kentucky Wildcats Face the LSU Tigers: Week 8 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Kentucky Wildcats


LSU Tigers
Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:30 PM ET
Tiger Stadium

The surprising Kentucky Wildcats will try and stay above .500 in SEC play this Saturday when they go on the road to square off against the LSU Tigers. Kentucky improved to 5-1 overall both SU and ATS with last Saturday's 48-14 nonconference romp over Louisiana-Monroe as a 19.5-point home favorite.

The Tigers bounced back from an ugly loss to Auburn on the road with a 30-27 road win over Florida as 2.5-point favorites. The home team in this matchup is 5-2 SU in the last seven meetings and it has covered in six of those seven games. The total has stayed UNDER in four of the last six meetings.

Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home LSU Tigers opened as -11-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 35-28 result in favor of the Tigers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kentucky Wildcats have seen them go 5-1 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the LSU Tigers are at 5-2 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 4-3, while the Wildcats are 4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Kentucky injuries news.

The game pits the LSU Tigers, currently No. 39 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Kentucky Wildcats, who rate No. 86 in the latest survey.

How Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the LSU Tigers No. 37-ranked offense (34.86 PPG) against a Kentucky Wildcats defense that ranks No. 16 at 18.67 PPG. The LSU Tigers passing attack has averaged 205 yards per game, more than the Kentucky Wildcats give up through the air (191.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Kentucky Wildcats feature the league's No. 103-rated road run defense, allowing 237 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stanley Boom Williams went over the 100-yard mark (104) in his team's latest effort as Kentucky defeated Louisiana-Monroe by a score of 48-14 on Saturday.

Leonard Fournette tore up the turf for 140 rushing yards in the latest Tigers game, a 30-27 win over the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
LSU is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
LSU is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
LSU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Mississippi State, Saturday, October 25th
LSU home to Mississippi, Saturday, October 25th