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Florida at Kentucky 9/14/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

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Game Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Kroger Field Lexington, KY
Latest odds
FLA -9 Total 51
TV Channel
ESPN

The No. 9 ranked Florida Gators visit Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday to play the Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC showdown. The Gators improved to 2-0 on the season with a 45-0 rout of UT Martin on Saturday. However, the Gators lost wide receiver Kadarius Toney to injury. Feleipe Franks threw for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Florida in the lopsided win.

Kentucky improved to 2-0 on the season following its 38-17 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, but the Wildcats lost starting quarterback Terry Wilson to a season-ending knee injury. Backup QB Sawyer Smith tossed two touchdown passes in the Wildcats win. Kavosiey Smoke and A.J. Rose each had touchdowns on the ground for Kentucky in a game the Wildcats never trailed.

Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks has thrown for 524 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 45 yards and one touchdown. Lamical Perine leads all Gators rushers with 20 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown. Josh Hammond is the leading receiver for Florida with eight receptions for 115 yards, while Van Jefferson has five receptions for 108 yards and one TD.

Kentucky quarterback Sawyer Smith has thrown for 76 yards and two touchdowns. The Wildcats leading rusher is Kavosiey Smoke with 18 carries for 170 yards and two touchdowns, while Asim Rose has 33 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Lynn Bowden Jr. leads all wide receivers at Kentucky with 13 receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Florida is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 on grass
  • The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Gators last 4 on the road
  • Kentucky is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Wildcats last 4 at home
Free Pick:
Florida Gators -9

Kentucky lost its starting quarterback Terry Wilson which is a huge blow to the program. Florida has won each of its first two games of the season but its running attack is not yet on track as star running back Lamical Perine only has 93 yards rushing. Look for the Gators to improve on the running game and for the Florida defense to pressure new starting quarterback Sawyer Smith. Final Score Prediction, Florida Gators win and cover ATS 34-14.

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