Kentucky vs Tennessee: The UT Volunteers (4-5) are set to take on the #11 Kentucky Wildcats (7-2) this afternoon in Neyland Stadium. The Vols need 2 more wins in the final 3 games to gain bowl eligibility. For the Kentucky, they have a shot to win ten games and make a big time bowl game.
Tennessee will be tasked with stopping Kentucky running back Benny Snell, one of the best backs in the country. Paired with quarterback Terry Wilson’s legs, they form one of the best rushing attacks in the country. The Vols’ defense has been up and down throughout the year, but the run defense will have to be on top of their game to earn the win today.
Volunteers has likely been one of the most confusing teams in the SEC this season. For instance,after knocking off Auburn, they nearly lost to the likes of Charlotte. This team needs some confidence and some help before the start of the 2019 season that is for sure.
However,before that, they have to face off against a surprisingly talented Kentucky team. Man, it’s weird to say that and not be talking about basketball. Here we are though as Kentucky looks to show the College Football Playoff committee that a New Years Six appearance would be appropriate for a team like this.
After Georgia was upset by LSU, the door was opened for Kentucky and Florida to compete for an SEC East title. Georgia played both in the weeks after losing to LSU, knocking them both off and claiming the East title. Florida and Georgia played first and after losing to the Bulldogs, Florida turned around and was upset by the Missouri Tigers.
In Week 10,Kentucky was knocked out of the East race by Georgia as well. However, it is my bold prediction that Terry “Touchdown” Wilson and his team will not allow themselves to be like Florida. They will not allow themselves to be upset by a lesser team and lose their chance at a New Years Six appearance.
Kentucky Wildcats ended up a good deal behind Georgia when they played last week, losing 17-34. As for Tennessee, stumbled on the road two weeks ago against South Carolina, but they seem to have regained their footing back home. Tennessee walked away with a 14-3 victory over Charlotte. The last time the two teams met, Kentucky came out on top in a nail-biter against Tennessee, sneaking past 29-26. The rematch might be a little tougher for Kentucky since the team won’t have home-field advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.
The Kentucky Wildcats are a solid 5 point favorite against the Volunteers. This season, Tennessee are 3-5-0 against the spread. As for Kentucky, they are 4-3-1 against the spread. Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 4 point favorite.