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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Open as Week 1 Betting Underdogs vs Wildcats

Southern Miss will look to improve on its 0-0 record this week when they host Kentucky in Week 1 action at MM Roberts Stadium on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 12 for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 31-29 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.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the spread this season, while the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 0-0 ATS. Kentucky is 0-0 on the over under betting totals; Southern Miss is 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Miss vs Kentucky injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 65-rated Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the No. 81-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Southern Miss's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a Kentucky defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The Southern Miss aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the Kentucky Wildcats secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Kentucky Wildcats own the league's No. 107-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 246 yards per game when on the road. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 88 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Wildcats were Week P losers coming out on the wrong end of 33-18 score against Georgia Tech.

Nick Mullens throttled the Ragin' Cajuns defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 346 yards as Southern Miss handed Louisiana-Lafayette a 28-21 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 9 games on the road
  • Southern Miss is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
  • Southern Miss is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Southern Miss is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, September 9th
Southern Miss home to Southern University, Saturday, September 9th