Kentucky vs. Florida Prediction
After pulling off one of the more impressive upsets in Week 1, will No. 12 Florida carry that momentum into Week 2 when the Gators host No. 20 Kentucky at 7:00 p.m. ET?
Better yet, will the Gators cover in back-to-back weeks, this time as a favorite?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
375 Kentucky Wildcats (+5.5) at 376 Florida Gators (-5.5); o/u 51.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Kentucky vs. Florida Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 54% of bets are on Florida. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Kentucky Wildcats Game Notes
According to Kentucky OC Rich Scangarello, he hopes to see a large ascension from redshirt junior QB Will Levis. When you make a comparison to a player that had arguably the greatest college football season ever, your expectations for them are sky high. Scangarello spoke very highly of Levis (6'3"/222) who has now been with the Wildcats for about 18 months. Levis led the Wildcats to a 10-3 season, their best in decades, and has flashed brilliance throughout his tenure. Burrow's ascension came in his second full season with LSU and Kentucky hopes they can get some of the same this season.
Florida Gators Game Notes
Florida junior QB Anthony Richardson completed 17-of-24 passes for 168 yards in addition to rushing 11 times for 104 yards three touchdowns in a dramatic 29-26 win over Utah. Richardson (6'4/236) led a 14 play, 75 yard drive in the late 4th quarter that was culminated with him punching in a one-yard rushing touchdown with 1:25 remaining. The Gators' signal caller has one of the strongest arms in the country and has the wheels to pull the ball down and run away from defenders in the open field. You'd like to see him throwing the ball more than 24 times for evaluation purposes, but new HC Billy Napier is known for leaning on the run game. With Emory Jones now in Arizona State, Richardson has the starting job all to himself and is off to a strong start. He is being selected as a mid-to-high first round selection on average in the early 2023 NFL mocks due to his sky high potential.
Kentucky vs. Florida Betting Trends
Under is 15-6 in Wildcats last 21 road games
Under is 23-11 in Wildcats last 34 conference games
Under is 5-2 in Gators last 7 home games
Kentucky vs. Florida Betting Prediction
The Wildcats are a near-perfect 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Gators, are 3-0-1 against the number in their last four games overall and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games played in September. The Gators, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the number in their last five home games despite covering last week, are 2-9 against the number in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and have dropped seven of their last eight games ATS overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: KENTUCKY WILDCATS +5.5