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College Football Betting: Kentucky Wildcats vs. EC Pirates

College football betting on the Liberty Bowl goes far beyond the perceived college football odds mismatch of Conference USA and the SEC.

College football betting experts respect what the Pirates accomplished while Kentucky was actually down against the college football odds in 2008.  Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks deserves considerable credit for re-establishing the Wildcats college football betting respect.

This is U of K’s third consecutive appearance on the post season college football odds board.  2008 was a rebuilding year, however, as Kentucky finished with an overall college football betting record of 6-6 straight up and 5-6 against the college football odds.  Defense carried Kentucky this college football betting season.

The Wildcats offense ranked 106th nationally and is an Auto Zone Liberty Bowl odds liability.  Kentucky got only 2 college football betting wins in SEC play this season as they barely got by the league’s worst team, Mississippi State 14-13 as a 1.5 point road dog and escaped at home over Arkansas 21-20 as 7 point chalks.

U of K carries little Auto Zone Liberty Bowl odds momentum as they failed to cover in 5 of their final 7 games.  The Wildcats would not be in Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting action had they not loaded up on non-conference cream puffs.  Kentucky was an even 3-3 split against the board as a college football betting dog.

Coach Skip Holtz has done a remarkable college football betting resuscitation job at East Carolina as the Pirates impressed the college football betting community by winning the Conference USA title.

ECU carries Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting momentum into this one based on their huge upset win at Tulsa in the CUSA title game 27-24 as 12.5 point dogs.  The Pirates biggest college football betting asset is their defense and opportunistic style.  As a college football betting favorite East Carolina was just 2-8 against the spread.

While the Pirates offense rated statistically better than Kentucky’s, it was still just 87th overall nationally.

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