SEC Picks: Kentucky vs. Ole Miss College Football Picks, Predictions 10/3/20
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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
The Ole Miss Rebels and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Kroger Field.
The Ole Miss Rebels look to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2004 after losing their season opener to the Florida Gators. The Ole Miss Rebels have lost seven straight road games. Matt Corral is completing 71 percent of his passes for 395 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Corral has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Elijah Moore and Kenny Yeboah have combined for 318 receiving yards and one touchdown while Dontario Drummond has two receptions. The Ole Miss Rebels ground game is averaging 170 yards per contest, and Jerrion Ealy leads the way with 79 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 51 points and 642 yards per game. Keidron Smith leads the Ole Miss Rebels with 12 tackles, Sam Williams has one sack and A.J. Finley has one interception.
The Kentucky Wildcats look to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2016 after losing their season opener to the Auburn Tigers. The Kentucky Wildcats have won six of their last eight home games. Terry Wilson is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Wilson has three touchdown passes on his last 89 pass attempts. Josh Ali and Allen Dailey Jr. have combined for 140 receiving yards on 11 catches while Asim Rose has four receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 145 yards per contest, and Kavosiey Smoke leads the way with 62 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 29 points and 324 yards per game. Jamin Davis leads the Kentucky Wildcats with five tackles, Josh Paschal has 1.5 tackles for loss and Yusuf Corker has one pass deflection.
The Rebels are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rebels last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games overall.
The Kentucky Wildcats didn't look great in their season opener against Auburn and they have an offense that's going to take time to get going. The Ole Miss Rebels didn't play a lick of defense against Florida, but they showed great promise on the offensive end and that's only going to continue as Lane Kiffin gets more and more comfortable with his new team. Ole Miss can score points and I have a hard time leaving a full touchdown on the table with an explosive club that can already score.
Give me the Ole Miss Rebels and the free touchdown.