Kentucky is favored on the road over Mississippi State in the Week 10 matchup. The over-under is set at 45½ points. These might not be among the best college football teams, but the SEC game still offers plenty of intrigue.
Kentucky was unable to pull off an upset against Tennessee, losing the Week 9 contest 33-27. The Wildcats now have lost three straight games, but all to opponents in the college football rankings today.
Mississippi State is coming off a 27-13 loss to Auburn. The Bulldogs had previously won two straight games.
Here is a look at my college football predictions for the Kentucky-Mississippi State matchup.
Kentucky Not a Contender But Still Solid
The College Football Playoff has tended to skew our opinions of teams making those outside the top six or seven irrelevant. This is likely to change when the playoff expands to 12 teams in 2024, keeping more teams in the mix.
Kentucky is not a championship caliber program, but there is still plenty to like about the Wildcats. After starting the season 5-0, Kentucky has dropped their last three games. The Wildcats have been at the mercy of a brutal recent schedule, facing ranked teams in their last three matchups.
— KSR (@KSRonX) September 17, 2023
Transfer quarterback Devin Leary has had mixed results since arriving in Lexington but may finally be finding his footing. Leary posted 372 passing yards and two touchdowns against the Vols in Week 9.
Devin Leary needs his respect for his performance last night
🟦 28 of 39
⬜️ 372 yards
🟦 2 TD 0 INT
Despite the score Leary got it going in a BIG way and kept us in it all nightpic.twitter.com/63KDSryNjF
— Barstool Kentucky (@BarstoolUK) October 29, 2023
As for Mississippi State, things haven’t quite been the same without the late Mike Leach. The Bulldogs offense has not been the unit we saw during Leach’s tenure. Mississippi State has only topped 20 points once in their last four games. This has made betting the Bulldogs a challenge this season in the Las Vegas odds.
Kentucky vs Mississippi State Best Bet
This has all the makings of a game where Kentucky can gain some confidence and get back on track with a win. Look for Mississippi State to struggle to keep pace with the Wildcats.
Bet online Kentucky to cover the spread and break their recent losing skid.
College Football Pick: Kentucky -5½
Kentucky vs Mississippi State Betting Lines
Kentucky vs Mississippi State Game Information
- Game: Kentucky (5-3) vs Mississippi State (4-4)
- Location: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Kentucky vs Mississippi State Live Stream:ESPN
Questions of the Day
Will the Kentucky vs Mississippi State game be decided by a touchdown or less?
No. Look for Kentucky to break their recent losing streak and win comfortably against Mississippi State.
Which team will have the most rushing yards in the Kentucky vs Mississippi State game?
Mississippi State has had a more consistent rushing attack than Kentucky posting 152 yards per game this season.