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Kentucky is a 6.5-point favorite Over Arkansas

The spread for the Kentucky Wildcats football upcoming game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Kroger Field has been released. Your Kentucky Wildcats are favored by 6.5 points after both teams coming off of a bye week that followed very disappointing losses.

Kentucky, as we all know, limped to a 24-7 loss against South Carolina, the Gamecocks first win over Kentucky in football since 2014. Arkansas on the other hand, let a big game slip through its fingers in Dallas against Texas A&M. That would have possibly salvaged their season after their loss to San Jose State the week before.

All of BBN knows this is a must-win game. If you drop this game, possibly the second-easiest remaining game on the schedule, then the season is going to be over in the eyes of many fans. This game means a lot towards bowl eligibility, which is now in question, with Kentucky down to Lynn Bowden at QB and Walker Wood as the backup. Not only are the stakes high in terms of season standings, bowl eligibility, and just overall fan energy towards the team, this is the Jared Lorenzen game. If the players and coaches can’t go out on Saturday and put together a win, preferably a convincing win, it will just be a downer on what should be a really special night.

On the season, Kentucky is 3-2 against the spread and 3-0 against the spread at home. Razorbacks are sitting at 2-3 against the spread and 0-1 against the spread on the road.  The Wildcats have the edge over Arkansas in two key season averages; the Wildcats are averaging more rushing yards and time on the field than the Razorbacks. Those two categories are going to be very important if the Cats want to cover the spread and win the game. With Bowden at QB, Mark Stoops is going to have to get some sort of run game going, and a good run game should lead to more time on the field than your opponent. When all is said and done, I think that Kentucky turns it around, covers the spread, wins the game, and the reason why I think that is because our run game is going to get a chance to show what they can do. I would get that line before it moves up to seven. For the serious sports bettors out there, the over/under is 53.

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Article written by Jonathan Howard

12 Comments for Kentucky is a 6.5-point favorite Over Arkansas

  1. RealCatsFan
    5:31 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Hey KSR, how about a little love for UK Volleyball, with a stirring 5 set win over #12 Florida today?!?

  2. syrin23
    6:29 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    So the spread thinks Gran can scheme a TD? They have more faith than I do.

  3. season-3-disc-2
    6:44 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    How are we favored over anybody right now? Hahaha what a joke, we are losing this game by 14+ easy.

  4. Kentuckiana
    7:25 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    I am “all-in” on the Cats in this game. Should we lose 4 in a row, especially to Arkansas,
    then I will become a “closed closet” supporter of the Cats.
    I would probably watch all remaining games but not with much interest.
    Hopefully, the Cats win in a close one.

    • mashburnfan1
      8:22 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Should not be that close of a game no matter who our QB is. We are better across the board than Ark is. If the staff will call plays that give the kids a chance to make plays we should be good. We dominated UF for 3 freaking quarters. They only had 10 points in 3 quarters because we gave them the ball inside our own 30 twice. We gad 21 points but should have had 28, or more, at that point. Then we get to 4th and 1 and Gran takes a sheet. After that we stop letting the kids play offense and defense. Entire season has been loss because of it as I feel we win the last 2 games if we had beaten UF. All that said it will be a close game no matter what as the staff will stop our kids from completing the game, just like many many other games including UF, PSU.

    • bbn606
      9:44 pm October 7, 2019 Permalink

      6.5 point favorite? No way Arkansas is that bad. They gave A&M all they wanted on the road.

  5. JASUN74
    10:46 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    I’m 100% behind our guys. No matter how this season goes we’re still a program on the rise and a few games isn’t going to stop us from growing. We’re just having some trouble with injuries and that can really hurt any team if their best players at key positions get hurt. I know everyone is upset and I’m disappointed to, but I’ll never quit watching and cheering for the Cats. NEVER!!

    I honestly do understand why everyone is soo down, but if we can just get to a bowl game and get those extra practice reps, that will help us tremendously! I’m also with you guys on Eddie, he just needs to have confidence in the guys and trust they’ll make good plays. He’s a good coach and he just needs to trust the work they’ve put in. I’m excited as I can be about the recruits for next season and if we can get everyone back healthy, we’ve got a chance to be really special next year. I say we get behind them and use the rest of this season as a growing process for the future. We can still have a great season this year if we’ll just play smart football.

    Thanks guys! Let’s stay strong and in these kids corner. It’s all going to pay off. Go Cats!

    • bruh
      5:51 pm October 7, 2019 Permalink

      Nice to see an actual fan

  6. BluKudzu
    11:36 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Unless something drastic changes, take Ark and the points.Not saying we will not score, but we will need 28-35 points to make up for our lack of a complete defense.

  7. kvithanala
    1:57 am October 7, 2019 Permalink


  8. satcheluk
    10:51 am October 7, 2019 Permalink

    Anyone have any idea why Bovada has not set a line for this game?

  9. michaelb
    5:25 pm October 7, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t understand this at all … surely it’s a misprint