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Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Week 8 Betting Prediction and Odds

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Kentucky Wildcats travelling to Mississippi State on Saturday to face the Bulldogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Mississippi State Bulldogs pegged as -11.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 37-22 result in favor of the Bulldogs 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 Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-3 ATS. Kentucky is 3-3 against the over under total, while Mississippi State is 3-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Mississippi State vs Kentucky injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 22-rated Mississippi State Bulldogs and the No. 86-rated Kentucky Wildcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Mississippi State's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 34.14 PPG, against a Kentucky defense that ranks No. 46 this week at 23.17 PPG. The Mississippi State aerial game is averaging 283.14 yards per game, more than the Kentucky Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 207.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Kentucky Wildcats own the league's No. 81-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 195 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 109 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Kentucky's last outing, Patrick Towles threw for 359 yards in a losing cause against the Tigers, 30-27 at Commonwealth Stadium.

In Mississippi State's last outing, Jeff Driskel threw for 303 yards to lead the Bulldogs over Louisiana Tech 45-20 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kentucky's last 9 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Mississippi State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Tennessee, Saturday, October 31st
Mississippi State at Missouri, Thursday, November 5th