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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Visit the Kentucky Wildcats in Week 1 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Kentucky Wildcats host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Commonwealth Stadium in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Southern Miss Golden Eagles opened as 7.5-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 prediction formulas pick a 39-23 win for the Golden Eagles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kentucky will face the 0-0 Southern Miss Golden Eagles, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kentucky Wildcats are 0-0 so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Southern Miss injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 80-rated Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 10-rated Southern Miss Golden Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kentucky Wildcats No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the Southern Miss Golden Eagles give up through the air ( YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 141.43 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 90 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Southern Miss's aerial attack generated 331 yards but it was the Huskies coming away with a 44-31 victory over Southern Miss at Cotton Bowl.

In their last game, the Wildcats were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-24 score against Louisville.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Miss is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Southern Miss is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
  • Southern Miss is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Miss home to Savannah State, Saturday, September 10th
Kentucky at Florida, Saturday, September 10th