Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Odds
Mississippi State is 4-0 on the season, 1-0 in the SEC and 1-0 on the road. Kentucky is 1-4 overall, 0-2 in the SEC and 1-2 at home. The Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread while the Wildcats are 1-4 ATS. Mississippi State has won three straight over Kentucky but the Wildcats have never lost four straight to the Bulldogs.
Trends show that the road team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games in this series. Mississippi State has covered the spread in 4 of its last 5 against Kentucky. Kentucky is also just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Mississippi State is a road favorite in this game. The Bulldogs are getting odds of -10 points at Kentucky. The over/under total has been set at 46 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had Mississippi State as a 14.5-point favorite. The spread quickly dropped and reach a low of 9.5 points before closing at Mississippi State -10.
Mississippi State is off to a 4-0 start after a 30-10 win over South Alabama. The only recognizable win the Bulldogs have is over Auburn, 28-10. Right now, Mississippi State ranks 13th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 13.3 points per game. On offense, Mississippi State is scoring 36 points per game behind a balanced offense. The team is being led by quarterback Tyler Russell, who has 822 passing yards with eight touchdowns.
Kentucky has lost three straight following a 38-17 loss to South Carolina. The Wildcats have now lost three games to ranked opponents. Right now Kentucky is 90th in defensive scoring, allowing 30.8 points per game. The Wildcats are also 104th in scoring (21.8 ppg) and 105th in rushing (119.6 ypg). Raymond Sanders has been leading the offense with 260 rushing yards and two scores. The Wildcats will be without quarterback Maxwell Smith for this game due to an ankle injury.
In terms of Injuries, Kentucky defensive tackle Mister Cobble is questionable with an infection. Mississippi State has reported no injuries for this game.