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This stat does not bode well for Kentucky vs. Missouri

Missouri remains a seven-point favorite in tomorrow night’s game vs. No. 12 Kentucky, and if you trust history, that is a very bad sign for the Cats.

According to College Gameday betting guru Chris Fallicia, in the last 40 years, eight unranked teams have been favored by six or more points vs. top 12 teams and each time, they won. In seven of those games, the unranked team covered the spread. In the six instances the unranked team was home, they won and covered.

Time to go break the mold.

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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27 Comments for This stat does not bode well for Kentucky vs. Missouri

  1. This is not a criticism of Mrs. TT, but rather Chris Fallica: that stat is more useless than half of the most useless baseball stats that fantasy players & others obsess over.



  2. UKFootballYall
    10:40 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Can a statistic be more irrelevant and meaningless than this one? The answer is, NO.



  3. ClutchCargo
    10:42 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Nothing has boded well for UK football since I started paying attention in the ’80s. But this team has been breaking the mold all season, so I’m going to look forward and not backwards.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:42 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Also… bye, Fallicia!



    • Miller45
      10:52 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      ^^^ only long time KY fans understand



  4. davis2319
    10:59 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah we just beat a team for the first time in 31 years. This stat doesn’t mean shit for what we’ve been through with this programming and watching it build from the ground up.



  5. Nickerbocker05
    10:59 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Well Kentucky is breaking streaks up n down this year so what’s one more?



  6. 2Dogs
    11:08 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Fallica may be referencing a stat but he’s still a jack ass and he’s certainly no betting guru. He’s lucky to get half his predictions right. I wouldn’t cite him for anything.



  7. Bluebloodtoo
    11:09 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    How does a team get ranked in the top 25 4 weeks in a row, but yet can’t seem to be favored in matchups with unranked teams? EVEN AFTER PROVING THEM WRONG IN MOST OF THOSE GAMES. What are the stats on that?



    • CombatMedic_98
      3:35 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Because of the actual OFFENSIVE PRODUCTION versus the teams we play…right now we need huge improvements!!!



  8. Wade
    11:12 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Nothing certain but death and taxes! Go cats!



  9. RackEmWillie
    11:18 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    I’d be more interested to know who those teams were. Although, I wasn’t surprised by the spread.



  10. Larkin123
    11:19 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    People are thinking about Kentucky’s inability to pass, and they think that’s a good bet. However, we’re not going against A&M’s defensive line to get to the secondary… Plenty of opportunity to get in a rhythm this Saturday… What makes this game interesting is it’s not really comparable to any game we have played.



    • haroldhanson
      12:12 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Our passing hasn’t been that bad though this year. Terry only had an atrocious game against Vandy and one other game wasn’t the greatest if I remember correctly. Besides that his completion % is better than previous Stoops QBs so we are getting the ball into the hands of receivers at a higher rate.



    • CombatMedic_98
      3:37 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Very disproportionate assessment and unsubstantiated based on TW’s stats and the production of the offense.



    • Miller45
      10:57 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      To quote my dear father: “Eddie Gran has done something to F with Terry’s mind or something”



    • CombatMedic_98
      3:37 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      We almost got beat by Vandy because he can’t pass consistently



  11. gasman01
    11:20 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    This game comes down to how much pressure we get on Lock. We have to hold them to less than 21 points.



    • J-Dub421
      12:06 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      We have Josh Allen, so I’m pretty confident we can put quite a bit of pressure on Drew Lock.



  12. davisfeathers
    12:00 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Here’s a good stat. Kentucky Football hasn’t been good historically. This year they are good.



  13. davis2319
    12:37 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    If you look up “SEC East” on the internet, you will see articles titled “Florida and Georgia game to decide the east” or “SEC East: Georgia and Florida First place tie.” I am 22 years old, since I can remember Kentucky football has been mocked by media, opposing fans, and even some of our own. We have never been respected by anyone. If you are surprised that Vegas has us as a 7 point dog then you must be oblivious to the disrespect we have received in the past. This years team is special, and we all see it. I am excited to see this years team right so many wrongs that have haunted our program. Starting with dismantling Missouri’s offense Saturday. It’s time to open eyes and make a statement.



  14. InigoMontoya
    12:49 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Meh.



  15. cats646
    1:39 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    We’ve been fu*#%ng history up all year! Let’s do it again



  16. east-ky-boy
    2:04 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Stat more useless than a wideout at Kentucky



  17. JD
    3:09 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Never tell the odds.



  18. jorgepancho
    9:26 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Coincidentally, UK was 6.5 underdog at Mizzou in 2016. Lock and Snell starred in that game. But, more importantly, 8 of UK’s defensive players who made the box score are playing in tomorrow’s game. Snell will run all over Mizzou again tomorrow – he’s averaging over 150 yards per game against them these past two seasons, with 2 TDs in each game. And Lock will know the flavor of Josh Allen’s chewing gum by the end of the 1st quarter: http://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/400869038