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Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats 10/12/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview

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Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats 10-12-2019 Odds, Picks and Preview

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats 10/12/2019 – The Arkansas Razorback visit the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend as underdogs based on sportsbook sites. A reason seen for this is because the Wildcats have had problems dealing with consistency on offense. They lack the rushing game to control games although their passing game hums. However, the Wildcats offense is not that smooth as well. They are struggling so it may all boil down to who gets lucky. Kentucky is 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread in betting. Both teams are coming off losses. With the Wildcats and Razorbacks primed to get back on track, it all boils down to who wants the W more.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats 10/12/2019

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Kroger Field, Lexington, Kentucky
TV: SEC
Stream: ESPN+

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats 10/12/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Razorbacks +7 (-105) 54 o (-115) +240
Wildcats -7 (-115) 54 u (-105) -280
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Arkansas Razorbacks

It will take a lot for the Razorbacks to bounce back from their previous loss to the Texas A&M Aggies. Rakeem Boyd did pace the team in rushing but was unable to rush for a touchdown in that game. However, it was Ben Hicks running the show from under center for Arizona. Cheyenne O’Grady led the receiving yardage, earning 91 yards on 8 catches. Against the Wildcats, they need to do better and get support from others. The defense will need work, seeing how Arkansas is allowing opponents to complete 61.5-percent of their passes. They currently sit in the pack and will need to muster more effort to move up in the standings.

Players to watch: Nick Starkel QB 81 CMP 131 ATT 1,019 YDS 61.8 CMP% 7.8 AVG 62  LNG 7 TD 7 INT; Rakeem Boyd RB 91 ATT 483 YDS 5.3 AVG 59 LNG; Devwah Whaley RB 35 ATT 148 YDS 4.2 AVG 25 LNG; Mike Woods WR 21 REC 301 YDS  14.3 AVG 62 LNG; Trey Knox WR 21 REC 299 YDS 14.2 AVG 49 LNG

Kentucky Wildcats

Despite being installed as favorites over the Razorbacks, the Kentucky Wildcats cannot afford to let their guard down. They need to squeeze out more from both ends. Their offense needs heavy improvement although defense may do it for Kentucky. Although they are doing good against passing teams, a couple of tweaks could do the trick. Sawyer Smith needs to do a better job, particularly in the endzone. Christopher Rodriguez had a good game in rushing while Ahmad Wagner did his part in receiving yardage. Armed with a so-so offense, it all boils down to how they can effectively use their ground game. They average 164.8 yards on the ground per contest, 62nd in the nation.   

Players to watch Sawyer Smith QB  54 CMP 117 ATT 665 YDS 46.2 CMP% 5.7 AVG 54 LNG 4 TD 5 INT;  Asim Rose RB 66 ATT 330 YDS 5 AVG 31 LNG; Kavosiey Smoke RB 46 ATT 283 YDS 6.2  AVG 40 LNG; Lynn Bowden Jr. WR 30 REC 348 YDS 11.6 AVG 39 LNG; Ahmad Wagner WR 12 REC 248 YDS 20.7 AVG 54 LNG

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Numbers

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Razorbacks

Arkansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Arkansas is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas’s last 6 games
Arkansas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas’s last 6 games on the road
Arkansas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kentucky

Wildcats

Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Kentucky is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kentucky’s last 8 games
Kentucky is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home
Kentucky is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arkansas

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Picks

Live sports betting sites have chosen Kentucky as the winner. The team is predicted to win with a 21.6-27.4 score, covering the spread and total going under.