SEC: Ole Miss at Kentucky 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Ole Miss Rebels (0-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Kroger Field)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -7 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ole Miss Rebels and Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday in a Week 5 college football season showdown at Commonwealth Stadium Kentucky.
The Lane Kiffin era with the Ole Miss Rebels didn’t get out to the start they were hoping for after being beat by Florida 51-35 in the first game. The Rebels do have a good offense and they are going to be an exciting team to watch on that side of the ball. Quarterback Matt Coral threw for 395 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also added another 50 yards on the ground. Jerrion Ealy also rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown. On defense the Rebels are less talented and it showed in the last game against the Gators. In this game Ole Miss needs their defense to be a lot better or they will struggle.
On the other side of this matchup is the Kentucky Wildcats who were good in the first half of their first game against Auburn, but in the second half they really struggled and that led to the loss. Quarterback Terry WIlson Jr did have a nice game throwing the ball putting up 239 points, one touchdown, and one interception. Wilson also added another 42 yards on the ground. This is also a defense that is loaded with a lot of playmakers and it’s what needs to be their strength. In this game the Wildcats need to get out to a faster start, and not fall behind against a good offense or they will be in trouble.
The over is 8-3-1 in Mississippi State’s last 12 games in October. The Wildcats are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine home games. The under is 14-3 in the Wildcats last 17 conference games. Kentucky is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite.
Ole Miss is the better offensive team in this matchup and even though their defense, they have enough offense to keep this game close. Look for the Rebels to run up the score and they will cover the spread in this game.