|2013 College Football Week 5 Odds & Spread: Florida -12.5 vs. Kentucky|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:00|
Florida vs. Kentucky Odds
Florida is 2-1 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 0-3 against the spread. Kentucky is 1-2 overall, 1-1 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Florida has dominated this series, winning 26 straight over Kentucky.
Trends show that Florida has covered the spread in six straight meetings with Kentucky and the Gators have covered in 7 of their last 9 trips to Kentucky. Kentucky has hit the under in its last 5 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Gators have a point spread of -12.5 points at Kentucky. The over/under total has been set at 46 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Florida favored by 14 points. The spread hit a peak of 14.5 points before making the fall back to its low of 12.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 45.5 points. The total has since moved up to 46 points and held from there.
Florida is coming off a 31-17 win last week at home against Tennessee. The Gators have scored just 23.7 points per game on offense, but the defense is holding opponents to 14.7 points per contest. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has thrown for 477 yards, but he will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. Running back Mack Brown has rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns.
Kentucky is coming off a 27-13 loss at home against Louisville. The Wildcats have had their two losses come by a combined 25 points. The offense is scoring just 26.7 points per game while the defense is allowing 23 points per contest. Maxwell Smith is leading the team with 544 yards and four touchdowns while Jalen Whitlow has thrown for 286 yards and rushed for 160.
In terms of Injuries, Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee) is doubtful for the game while defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (thigh) is questionable for the contest. Kentucky linebacker Kory Brown (foot) is questionable for the contest.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Florida, as the Gators are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -12.5 points at Kentucky on Saturday.