Kentucky vs Tennessee Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 9 Game on FanDuel
Kentucky vs Tennessee Week 9 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 SEC) vs. No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers (7-0, 3-0 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Week 9 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a SEC East battle between the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats and No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers, who are one of just six teams that remain undefeated in FBS college football.
Kentucky vs Tennessee Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: UK: (+360) | TEN: (-480)
Spread: UK: +12.5 (-110) | TEN: -12.5 (-110)
Total: 63.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Tennessee enters this contest as a sizable favorite on the spread (-12.5) and moneyline (-480). A Kentucky victory returns +360 on the moneyline. The total is down slightly from the opener and sits at 63.5 points.
Kentucky vs Tennessee Prediction & Pick
Tennessee's offense leads the country averaging 551 yards per game including 347 passing yards per game vs FBS opponents. The Vols play fast and have scored 48 points per game against FBS foes. Quarterback Hendon Hooker had his best game against Alabama with 385 passing yards and 5 TD passes in a 52-49 win, and he now has an 18:1 TD-INT ratio. But the Kentucky defense has only allowed two teams to pass for more than 200 yards against them, and the Wildcats have been able to control the ball for nearly 34 minutes per game to rank No. 6 in the country in time of possession.
Kentucky QB Will Levis is a top pro prospect who has completed 69% of his passes for 1635 yards in six games with 13 TD passes. He too should have a big game against a Tennessee pass defense that is allowing a nation-worst 332 passing yards per game.
Tennessee has a +5 turnover margin and head coach Josh Heupel's offense has limited turnovers while playing at a very fast pace. The Ole Miss offense, which averages 487 YPG vs FBS foes, did generate 400 yards offense against Kentucky in a 22-19 win this month.
Kentucky RB Chris Rodriguez, Jr. is starting to look like his old bruising self after missing the first four games. Rodriguez has 394 rushing yards in 3 games including 196 and 2 TD's in last week's 27-17 win over Mississippi State. Kentucky has 12 lost turnovers, and a few more would be very troublesome against the Volunteers elite offense.
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee: 37 | Kentucky: 27
Kentucky vs Tennessee Betting Trends
- Kentucky is 9-2 straight up (SU) in their last 11 games.
- Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games, but 2-8 ATS vs Tennessee.
- The total has gone Under in 7 of Kentucky's last 8 games.
- Tennessee is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has hit the Over in all 5 of Tennessee's last 5 home games.
Kentucky vs Tennessee Best Bet
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Last year these two teams and quarterbacks played in a shootout and Volunteers victory, 45-42. Kentucky out-gained Tennessee 612-461 and Levis passed 50 times for 387 yards and 3 touchdowns and the Wildcats had a 35-17 first down advantage as well but lost.
Tennessee has a huge game at No. 1 Georgia next week, and Kentucky has proven unafraid of these sorts of challenges having covered three straight against Georgia themselves.