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Kentucky Wildcats Open as Week 13 Betting Underdogs vs Cardinals

The Kentucky Wildcats will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Louisville Cardinals in Week 13 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Kentucky Wildcats were 4-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 32-22 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Kentucky Wildcats are 5-6 overall and 3-8 ATS against the spread, while the Cardinals are 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. As for the totals, Kentucky is 5-6 on the OU, and Louisville is 6-5 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Louisville injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 78-rated Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 64-rated Louisville Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kentucky's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 24.73 PPG, against a Louisville defense that ranks No. 49 this week at 24.36 PPG. The Kentucky aerial game is averaging 210.27 yards per game, more than the Louisville Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 205.18 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Louisville Cardinals feature the league's No. 0-rated road run defense, allowing 130.4 yards per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 0 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jamari Staples hauled in 9 passes for 194 yards against the Pittsburgh defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 45-34 loss against the Panthers on Saturday.

In their last game, Kentucky got a 165-yard performance from Jojo Kemp as a key part of its 58-10 win over Charlotte.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games
  • Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kentucky's last 11 games at home