Kentucky is 46-17 in homecoming games since 1946. The Wildcats are 3.5 point NCAA football betting favorites in this game.
College football betting had Kentucky defeating Louisiana Monroe last week as the Wildcats scored 28 first-half points. Fullback John Conner led the offense by scoring two touchdowns. Mississippi State is coming off a 29-19 home loss to #1 Florida but they did cover the college football betting number.
The Wildcats are still without junior quarterback Mike Hartline who has a knee injury. True freshman Morgan Newton has started at QB the last two college football betting games while junior Will Fidler has seen action as well. This week in college football betting the Wildcats might be without All-America cornerback Trevard Lindley and All-SEC linebacker Micah Johnson. Both are questionable this week. Kentucky is averaging 186.3 rushing yards per game this college football betting season which is the best they have done since 1995. All three of Kentucky’s losses have been against teams ranked in the nation’s top 25, including the top two teams (Alabama and Florida).
Kentucky and Mississippi State meet for the 37th time with Kentucky leading the all-time college football betting series 21-15. The Wildcats have won three of the last four including last year when Kentucky got by the Bulldogs in Starkville by a score of 14-13. It could be another close battle this NCAA football betting season considering both teams are playing with a similar style.
Mississippi State has struggled in college football betting on the road of late. The Bulldogs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Bulldogs are 2-6 in NCAA football betting in the last 8 meetings against Kentucky. On the other side, Kentucky has been poor at home in NCAA football betting. The Wildcats are 4-10-1 in college football betting in their last 15 home games.
Looking at the college football betting total we see that five of the last six Mississippi State road games have gone under. 7 of the last 10 Bulldog conference games have gone under. Six of the last seven Kentucky home games have gone over. In this college football betting series, four of the last five meetings have gone under. It could be another low scoring game on Saturday.