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Kentucky WildcatsArkansas Razorbacks
Oct 13, 7:00 PM | Turf of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Kentucky Wildcats vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds


The Razorbacks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Wildcats at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Week 7 action.

The Razorbacks currently sports a record of 2-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-5 ATS. The Wildcats are 1-5 and 1-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Razorbacks post a 4-1 over under record this season, while the Wildcats have gone 4-2 against the number.

View Kentucky vs Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Razorbacks sat as 16-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Razorbacks rated this week at No. 93 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 81. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 18-16 result in favor of the Wildcats this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas's No. 94-ranked offense (23.3 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 91 at 30.2 PPG. The Razorbacks passing attack has averaged 299 yards per game, more than the Wildcats give up through the air (209 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 88-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 209.5 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 116 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 27-14 loser at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Wildcats were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-14 score against Mississippi State.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 24-7 winner as they battled Auburn on the road. Arkansas covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Razorbacks grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 24-7 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kentucky's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Arkansas is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 5 games
Arkansas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Arkansas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Georgia, Saturday, October 20
Arkansas home to Mississippi, Saturday, October 27