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    Star quarterback Will Rogers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-1) play the Kentucky Wildcats (4-1) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET at Kroger Field.

    The Bulldogs are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Wildcats. The over/under for this game is 46.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Mississippi State vs. Kentucky

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: SEC Network
    • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Kroger Field
    Bulldogs vs Wildcats Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bulldogs -6.5 -110 -110 46.5 -109 -112 -271 +209

    Mississippi State Betting Insights

    • Kentucky’s ATS record is 4-2-0 this season.
    • Kentucky is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs.
    • In Kentucky’s six games with a set total, one has hit the over (16.7%).

    Mississippi State Stats & Insights

    • Mississippi State is compiling 461.3 yards per game on offense (29th in the FBS), and rank 52nd on defense, yielding 357.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Mississippi State sports the 36th-ranked defense this season (21.0 points allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 23rd-best with 38.5 points per game.
    • On offense, Mississippi State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by compiling 354.7 per game. The Bulldogs rank 59th on defense (219.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Mississippi State has been a bottom-25 run offense this season, ranking 16th-worst with 106.7 rushing yards per contest. Defensively, the Bulldogs are ranked 60th in the FBS (138.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, Mississippi State ranks 44th in the FBS with a 44.6% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 39th in third-down conversion rate allowed (138.3).
    • With 12 forced turnovers (12th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (62nd in the FBS), Mississippi State (+4) has the 26th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Mississippi State’s Best Players

    • Rogers has 2,110 yards passing for Mississippi State, completing 71.4% of his passes and collecting 22 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Dillon Johnson, has carried the ball 67 times for 402 yards (67.0 per game), scoring three times. He’s also caught 27 passes for 199 yards.
    • This season, Jo’Quavious Marks has carried the ball 52 times for 245 yards (40.8 per game) and five touchdowns, while also racking up 140 yards through the air.
    • Rara Thomas has hauled in 21 receptions for 368 yards (61.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Caleb Ducking has caught 28 passes while averaging 53.7 yards per game and scoring seven touchdowns.
    • Rufus Harvey has a total of 271 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 27 throws and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Nathaniel Watson has 3.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL, 29 tackles, and one interception.
    • Jett Johnson, Mississippi State’s leading tackler, has 33 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
    • Emmanuel Forbes leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 10 tackles and four passes defended.

    Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Kentucky is 4-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 6.5-point underdogs this year, Kentucky is 1-0 against the spread.
    • One of Kentucky’s six games with a set total has hit the over (16.7%).

    Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Kentucky has been keeping opposing offenses in check on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering just 297.4 total yards per game (19th-best). On offense, it ranks 94th by compiling 367.8 total yards per game.
    • Kentucky’s defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 14.8 points surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is compiling 28.8 points per game, which ranks 80th.
    • Kentucky ranks 30th in the FBS with 281.0 passing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 17th-best by giving up just 173.6 passing yards per game.
    • Kentucky ranks eighth-worst in rushing yards per game (86.8), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 42nd in the FBS with 123.8 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Kentucky ranks 29th in the FBS with a 46.8% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 18th-best by surrendering a 29.0% third-down rate.
    • Kentucky sports a -3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Will Levis has compiled 1,405 yards on 68.8% passing while tossing 12 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Kavosiey Smoke has run the ball 53 times for 269 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Christopher Rodriguez Jr. has piled up 198 yards (on 41 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Tayvion Robinson’s 392 receiving yards (65.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 25 catches on 29 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Dane Key has caught 19 passes and compiled 291 receiving yards (48.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Barion Brown has racked up 288 reciving yards (48.0 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • J.J. Weaver has racked up 1.0 sack to pace the team, while also picking up 17 tackles.
    • DeAndre Square is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 30 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack.
    • Keidron Smith has a team-leading one interception to go along with 14 tackles and two passes defended.
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