Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois Odds, Line: 2022 College Football Picks, Week 4 Predictions from Proven Model

The no. 8 Kentucky Wildcats will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday. Kentucky covered the 30-point spread in a 31-0 win over Youngstown State last week. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, faces an SEC opponent for the second straight week after losing to Vanderbilt in Week 3.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are favored at 26.5 points in the latest Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is fixed at 54. Before you enter a Northern Illinois vs. Kentucky prediction, check out the college football predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. For the last 6+ years, the proprietary computer model has racked up a staggering $3,300+ win for $100 players using its top-flight college football picks against the spread. It goes into Week 4 of the 2022 college football season with a 51-43 run on all the top-flight college football spreads and money line picks going back to 2021. Anyone who has followed it has seen tremendous returns.

Now the model has Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois in her sights. You can go to SportsLine to see the selection. Here are several college football odds for Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois:

  • Spread between Kentucky and Northern Illinois: Kentucky -26.5
  • Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois Over/Under: 54 points
  • Choices between Kentucky and Northern Illinois: See choices here

Featured Game | Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

Why Kentucky can cover

Kentucky is in a very comfortable position on Saturday with a chance to drive to its third home win of the season. The Wildcats have already won and covered the spread against Miami (Ohio) and Youngstown State, earning a 31-0 win last week. They also scored a high-ranking win on the road against then-No. 12 Florida in Week 2, winning 26-16.

The Wildcats had 10 penalties and three turnovers against Youngstown State, but they were still able to cover the spread. Their defense ranks in the top 15 in terms of points allowed per game, so a clean performance on their offense should lead to an easy win on Saturday. The Wildcats are on a seven-game winning streak and are unbeaten in their last six games against the spread.

Why Northern Illinois can cover

While Kentucky already has two blowout wins at home, this will be a trickier opponent. The Huskies excelled on offense, averaging 32.3 points per game in their first three games.

Kentucky has a big game on deck at Ole Miss #16, making this a trap game on the schedule. Northern Illinois has enough offensive firepower to take advantage of a mental blunder by the Wildcats on Saturday night. The Huskies have covered the span in six of their last eight games, and they face an offense from Kentucky that generally doesn’t score in bundles.

How to make Northern Illinois vs. Kentucky picks

The model ran Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning forward and it also generated a point spread pick that hits in over 60% of the simulations. You can only see the selection at SportsLine.

So who will win Northern Illinois vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread applies in over 60% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois spread to jump to on Saturday, all from the model who crushed his college football picks and find out.

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