Kentucky vs. Odds, Line, Differential Miami (OH): 2022 College Football Picks, Model Tested Week 1 Predictions

The No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats will open the season against the Miami (OH) RedHawks on Saturday night. Kentucky is ranked in the preseason polls for the fifth time in school history, and for the first time since 1978. Meanwhile, the RedHawks were picked to finish second in the MAC East Division this year.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm ET. The Wildcats are favored by 16 points in the latest Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) from Caesars Sportsbook, while the plus/minus is set to 54. Before entering any Miami (OH) vs. Kentucky, you’ll want to check out the college football predictions from the advanced computer model on SportsLine.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of nearly $3,600 for $100 players on their top-rated college football picks against the spread. He enters week 1 of the 2022 college football season riding a 45-32 streak across all top-rated college football secondary picks dating back to 2021. Anyone who has followed him has seen big gains.

Now, the model has set her sights on Kentucky vs. Miami (OH). You can head over to SportsLine to see their picks. Here are various college football odds for Kentucky vs. Miami (OH):

  • Difference between Kentucky and Miami (OH): Kentucky -16
  • Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) plus/minus: 54 points

featured game | Kentucky Wildcats vs. Miami RedHawks (OH)

Why Kentucky can cover

Kentucky has sky-high expectations this season after going 10-3 and finishing second in the SEC East to Georgia last year. The Wildcats will be without star running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. due to suspension, but they have a lot of depth at that position. Senior Kavosiey Smoke has rushed for 1,306 yards and 12 touchdowns during his career, while Ramon Jefferson transferred from Sam Houston State after totaling 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.

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Quarterback Will Levis returns after throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2021. He also had 376 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, so Miami (OH) will have trouble slowing down this attack. The RedHawks have lost seven straight against SEC teams, while Kentucky is 10-0 in its last 10 games against MAC opponents.

Why Miami (OH) can cover

Kentucky might have running back depth, but will still feel the loss of Rodriguez on Saturday. He is just 1,134 yards away from breaking the school record for career rushing yards for himself after totaling 1,379 yards and nine touchdowns last year. Levis threw 13 interceptions in 2021, something Miami’s defense can take advantage of in this game.

Offensively, the RedHawks return to quarterback Brett Gabbert, who threw for 2,648 yards and 26 touchdowns last year. He’s playing behind an experienced returning offensive line with four starters, while his running game has four returning running backs as well. Miami (OH) covered the spread in four of its last six games last season, and the returning production puts the RedHawks in a good spot to cover a big number on Saturday.

How to make predictions between Kentucky and Miami (OH)

The model has simulated Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning down, and it also generated a point scatter selection that is getting it right in almost 60% of the simulations. You can only watch the selection on SportsLine.

So who wins Miami (OH) against Kentucky? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Kentucky-Miami (OH) gap you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed your college football picks, and find out.

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