Kentucky vs. Arkansas - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3) at Kentucky Wildcats (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Kroger Field)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -7 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kentucky Wildcats meet in a week 7 SEC conference college football matchup from Kroger Field on Saturday night.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will be looking to get back to .500 after falling to 2-3 on the year with back-to-back defeats after a 31-27 loss to Texas A&M last time out. Nick Starkel has thrown for 1,019 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 picks on 61.8% passing while Rakeem Boyd leads the Hogs in rushing with 483 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and Devwah Whaley also has 148 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Mike Woods leads the Arkansas receiving corps with 21 catches for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Trey Knox has 21 grabs for 299 yards and Cheyenne O’Grady also has 18 receptions for 243 yards. Defensively, Kamren Curl leads Arkansas with 39 total tackles including 24 solo tackles as well as a pair of interceptions while Jamario Bell leads Arkansas with 3.5 sacks this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 431.8 yards of total offense and 28.6 points per game while allowing 397.4 yards of total defense and 28 points per game against this season.
The Kentucky Wildcats will look to rebound after losing 3 straight games, all in conference play after a 24-7 loss to South Carolina in their last outing. Sawyer Smith has thrown for 665 yards, 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 46.2% passing while Asim Rose leads the Wildcats in rushing with 330 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns and Kavosley Smoke has 283 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Lynn Bowden Jr. leads Kentucky’s receiving corps with 30 grabs for 348 yards while Ahmed Wagner has 12 catches for 248 yards and Josh Ali has 120 receiving yards this season. Defensively, DeAndre Square leads the Wildcats with 35 total tackles including 21 solo tackles while Yusuf Corker also has 21 solo tackles as part of his 31 total and Brandin Echols has 29 total tackles including 24 solo tackles to lead UK in that department. As a team, Kentucky is averaging 377.6 yards of total offense and 23.4 points per game while allowing 395.8 yards of total defense and 24.4 points per game against this season.
Arkansas is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. Kentucky is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these teams have been disappointing this season, but lately I’m willing to give a pass to Kentucky as their last two games were on the road and the previous game against Florida, the Wildcats held their own against one of the top teams in the country, covering the spread in the process. Kentucky has been good ATS at home while Arkansas has had issues on the road, so I’ll lay the points with Kentucky at home here.