Kentucky vs Ole Miss Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
Kentucky vs Ole Miss Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats (4-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 14 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0, 0-0 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Oc. 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium — Oxford, MS
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an SEC showcase between a pair of undefeated and ranked teams. The No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats tackle the No. 14 Mississippi Rebels.
SEC Network's weekly, traveling pre-game show, SEC Nation heads to Mississippi where it's Homecoming in Oxford this week. Two undefeated SEC teams will draw major betting action with Ole Miss playing their first conference game.
Kentucky vs Ole Miss Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: UK: (+195) | MISS: (-240)
Spread: UK: +6.5 (-105) | MISS: -6.5 (-115)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Ole Miss is up to a -6.5 favorite on the spread after opening Sunday at -4 in Las Vegas. The moneyline on the favorite Ole Miss is up to -240 with the takeback on Kentucky +195. The total down slightly to 54.5.
Kentucky vs Ole Miss Prediction & Pick
Tenth-year Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has the Wildcats rising to their highest ranking in the AP Polls since 1977. Kentucky has beaten a pair of MAC teams, but failed to cover the spread for the first time last week in a 31-23 win over Northern Illinois. Star QB Will Levis passed for 303 yards and 4 TDs including three of 40+ yards to lead the Wildcats to their fourth straight win, which includes a 26-16 SEC road win at Florida. Levis is averaging 10.1 yards per pass this season.
Both teams have a win over an FCS opponent, and last week Ole Miss outlasted explosive Tulsa 35-27. The Rebels turned to their powerful run game and rushed the ball 51 times for 303 yards. Against FBS opponents, Ole Miss tops all Power 5 teams in rushing this season averaging 296 yards per game. Kentucky is averaging just 87 rushing yards per game in three FBS wins.
Kentucky makes their first trip to Oxford since 2010. The last meeting between these two teams in 2020 was a thrilling shootout won the Ole Miss, 42-41. Neither of the teams current quarterbacks were playing then however, and this game will produce much fewer points.
Ole Miss shutout Georgia Tech the week prior 42-0, and the Rebels defense allowed just 13 points in their first three games. The Rebels offensive line now gets its strongest test against Kentucky's front seven, and the Wildcats stronger quarterback play and few penalties could be the difference in a closer game.
Final Score Prediction: Ole Miss: 27 | Kentucky: 21
Kentucky vs Ole Miss Betting Trends
- Kentucky is 8-0 straight up (SU) in their last 8 games.
- Kentucky is 5-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games.
- Mississippi is 10-0 SU in their last 10 home games, and 8-1 SU in their last 9 games overall.
- The total has gone under in 11 of Mississippi's last 12 games.
Kentucky vs Ole Miss Best Bet
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Ole Miss held Tulsa's explosive passing attack to 47% completions and just 185 yards in last week's win. But Tulsa star QB Davis Brin was knocked out of the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
Ole Miss has won 10 straight home games, and the Rebels have the superior ground game. But Kentucky has the top quarterback and the Wildcats have already proven they can win in a tough road environment in a win at Florida this season. Tough call, but the Rebels win if they have enough success running the ball and limiting Kentucky's possession time.