Kentucky vs Florida Week 2 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats (1-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. No. 12 Florida Gators (1-0, 0-0 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — Gainesville, FL
Week 2 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an top-25 SEC showdown between the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats and No. 12 Florida Gators. Kentucky pulled the home upset last season over Florida 20-13, and more scoring is expected with the total rising to 52.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Wildcats also won in Gainesville in 2018 for their first win in the Swamp in 40 years. A tough challenge again with Florida winning last week over then No. 7 Utah 29-26 in the debut of new Gators coach Billy Napier.
Kentucky vs Florida Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UK: (+184) | FLA: (-225)
Spread: UK: +5.5 (-106) | FLA: -5.5 (-114)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Florida enters this contest as a -5.5 favorite and -225 on the moneyline. This 7:00 p.m. ET feature on ESPN has seen the total nudge up to 52.5.
Kentucky vs Florida Prediction & Pick
The Gators rushed for 284 yards at 7.4 yards per rush against Utah’s elite run defense. Duel threat QB Anthony Richardson led the way with 106 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. That stronger point-of-attack play on both sides figures to wear down Kentucky in the humidity.
The Wildcats had just 50 yards rushing in their misleading win last week over Miami, Ohio. Kentucky star RB Chris Rodriguez, Jr. remains out (suspension). Sixth-year senior LB Jordan White is expected to return.
Final Score Prediction: Florida: 27 | Kentucky: 17
Kentucky vs Florida Betting Trends
- Kentucky is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last five meetings vs Florida, but just 2-18 straight up (SU) in their last 20 meetings.
- The total has gone under in 14 of Kentucky's last 20 road games.
- Florida is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 8 of Florida's last 9 games vs SEC East opponents.
Kentucky vs Florida Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Kentucky needed a kick return TD and near fumble return TD to pull away from Miami (OH) in the second half last week. Florida has more offensive ability and stronger red zone play and can wear down Wildcats in humidity with potential rain also in the forecast.