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Tennessee at Kentucky 11/9/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

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Game Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date & Time Saturday November 9, 2019, 7:31 PM (EST)
Location
Kroger Field Lexington, KY
Latest odds
UK -2.5 O/U 43.5
TV Channel
SECN

The Tennessee Volunteers are set to visit Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky for an SEC clash against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Tennessee Volunteers come into this matchup with a 4-5 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the UAB Blazers, 30-7. QB Jarrett Guarantano was unable to find much of a rhythm through the air as he connected on 13 of his 21 pass attempts for 147 yards, 1 TD, and 1 interception. RB Ty Chandler had a big game on the ground for the Volunteers as he ran for 85 yards and a TD on 16 carries.

The Tennessee Volunteers were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the UAB Blazers as they held them to 7 points and a total of 237 yards of offense. Senior DB Nigel Warrior led the way for the Tennessee defense with 6 tackles. Sophomore DB Bryce Thompson had a huge game from the secondary for the Volunteers as he racked up 3 interceptions. Freshman DL Greg Emerson had a productive game as he pitched in 2 pass deflections.

The Kentucky Wildcats come into this matchup with a 4-4 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Missouri Tigers, 29-7. QB Lynn Bowden Jr. wasn’t asked to do much through the air for the Wildcats as he completed 3 passes for 54 yards, but he had a huge game on the ground as he ran for 204 yards and 2 TDs. RB Asim Rose supplemented Bowden Jr. nicely on the ground as he compiled 51 yards and 1 TD.

The Kentucky Wildcats were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Missouri Tigers as they held them to 7 points and a total of 289 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Chris Oats led the way for the Kentucky defense with 8 tackles. Senior DE Calvin Taylor Jr. had a big game for the Wildcats as he racked up 2 sacks while forcing a fumble. Sophomore LB Deandre Square had a productive game with 7 tackles for the unit.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Volunteers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
  • Under is 4-0 in Volunteers last 4 road games.
  • Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
  • Under is 12-2 in Wildcats last 14 conference games.
Free Pick:
Kentucky Wildcats -2.5

The Kentucky Wildcats have been playing without a QB over their last few games, but they have been on the winning side with a 2-1 record, and I expect them to continue that success at home. Kentucky has employed a 95% run offense and it has worked as the duo of Lynn Bowden Jr. and Asim Rose has combined for 1098 yards and 7 TDs this year. Kentucky has also been very good on the defensive side of the ball as they are holding their opponents to an average of 21.2 PPG which ranks 32nd in the country, and that will be a problem for the Tennessee offense as they rank 92nd in scoring. Kentucky will own the time of possession with their ground attack, and I don’t expect the Tennessee offense to cause much of a scare to the defense. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 28-17.

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