Humbled Tennessee Hosts Kentucky Saturday

Tennessee Volunteers Hosts Kentucky Wildcats NCAA Football Betting Preview, Odds and Overview

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has led the program to its most successful era since the mid-1970s. Stoops has succeeded in the old-fashioned way. To illustrate the uses of discipline and fundamentals to overcome recruiting limitations. Two years ago, Stoops posted the first 10-win season at Kentucky since 1977. All of which makes the Wildcats start to the 2020 season so perplexing. Kentucky committed several unforced errors. And Stoops seemed befuddled with some rather bizarre coaching decisions. Now the Wildcats will hit the road to face methodically improving Tennessee. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt uses a similar Blueprint for College Football betting games.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Date and Time:Saturday, October 17, 2020, Noon ET
Location:Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Kentucky at Tennessee TV Coverage:SEC Network
Kentucky at Tennessee Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Kentucky+6 (-110)46 (-110)+190
Tennessee U-6 (-110)46 (-110)-230
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Kentucky Wildcats at Tennessee Volunteers SBG Odds Overview

For one thing, Tennessee was exposed to the sportsbook public as still building. Volunteer fans will have to wait for serious SEC and national glory. Kentucky has long-held respect with sharps for their hidden value. Off the radar teams with solid fundamentals appeal to sophisticated gamblers. Counter to that is a Tennessee team that remains a name brand. More emphatically their inflated prices don’t reflect reality.

Kentucky Wildcats Team Overview

Kentucky is coming off a 24-2 payoff against Mississippi State as 3-point home chalk with under 57.5. The first win of the season air clearing may help Saturday. Kentucky has a record of 1-2 straight up, against the spread, and under the total. Offensively the Wildcats have national metrics of 57th for yards and 56th for scoring. Defensively Kentucky ranks 23rd overall and 24th for points allowed.

Tennessee Volunteers Team Overview

Saturday Tennessee was slapped down in a 44-21 loss at Georgia as 13-point road dogs. Over the total of 43.5 was a winning ticket too. As a result, Tennessee is now 2-1 straight up, 1-1-1 vs. the odds, and 2-1 over the total. UT has national metrics offensively of 62nd overall and 47th for scoring. And then defensively Big Orange ranks 35th overall and 37th for points allowed.

Kentucky Wildcats at Tennessee Volunteers Against the Spread

The Wildcats are:

  • 12-14 overall against the odds
  • 5-5 against the spread on the road
  • 9-9 vs. the line in SEC games
  • 2-8 under the total away from home
  • Four games over the total in their last 18 SEC matchups
  • 12-14 under the total
  • 2-11 vs. the odds in their series with Tennessee
  • 4-2 over the total head to head with the Volunteers

The Volunteers are:

  • 9 payouts in their last 16 home games
  • 16-12 on the board in their last 28 games
  • 11 losses to the spread in their last 18 SEC tilts
  • 8-8 over and under and Neyland Stadium
  • 11 out of their last 18 SEC games under the total
  • 5-1 vs. the line when hosting Kentucky
  • Over the total in just two of their last six hostings Kentucky

Kentucky Wildcats at Tennessee Volunteers SBG Free Picks

As was previously noted Tennessee owns this College Football Betting Games series. So too have the Volunteers been a good wagering value at home. Kentucky’s offense has been discombobulated all season. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has recruited superior depth.

Wildcats vs. Volunteers SBG Best Bet: Tennessee Volunteers

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