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Mississippi State Bulldogs Host the Kentucky Wildcats in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Mississippi State and Kentucky on Saturday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kentucky Wildcats opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 33-29 win for the Bulldogs. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi State Bulldogs currently sport a record of 4-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-1 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mississippi State Bulldogs post a 2-4 over under record this season, while the Kentucky Wildcats have gone 2-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Mississippi State vs Kentucky injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 70 (Mississippi State Bulldogs) and the No. 53 (Kentucky Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Mississippi State's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 31.83 PPG, against a Kentucky defense that ranks No. 44 this week at 21.33 PPG. The Mississippi State aerial game is averaging 181 yards per game, less than the Kentucky Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 288.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Kentucky Wildcats feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 54.5 yards per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Tigers, they had no answer for Benjamin Snell, Jr. as the Wildcats rolled to a 40-34 victory at Commonwealth Stadium.

In their last game, Mississippi State got a 114-yard performance from Aeris Williams as a key part of its 35-10 win over BYU.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Mississippi State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 7 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Tennessee, Saturday, October 28th
Mississippi State at Texas A&M, Saturday, October 28th