Florida vs. Kentucky Prediction

Florida vs. Kentucky, 10/2/2021 College Football Week 5 Betting Predictions

SEC rivals will meet in Lexington, KY on Saturday evening when Kentucky hosts No. 10 Florida at 6:00 p.m. ET. Will the Wildcats hang with the Gators as a 7.5-point home underdog?

Game Snapshot

187 Florida Gators (-7.5) at 188 Kentucky Wildcats (+7.5); o/u 56

6:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 2, 20201

Kroger Field, Lexington, KY

TV: ESPN

Florida Gators Game Notes

Florida redshirt freshman QB Anthony Richardson (hamstring) missed last Saturday's tilt against Alabama, but appears to be on track for Week 4's matchup against Tennessee according to Terry A. Lambert of RockyTopTalk.com. Richardson (6'4/236) has been electric for the Gators this season. He's completed just 5-of-10 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and has nine carries for 275 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Richardson is a human highlight reel, whose early season performance has left some crying for him to be the starter. While Richardson doesn't appear to be on the path to a starting role just yet, Dan Mullen does like to get him involved whenever he is healthy, meaning he should see snaps against Tennessee if he is active.

Kentucky Wildcats Game Notes

Kentucky junior quarterback Will Levis completed 15-of-22 passes for 102 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 16-10 win over South Carolina. In what wound up being one of the lowest scoring games on the weekend, Levis (6'3/222) did his part in helping Kentucky hold on for the win but didn't do much else. His long pass on the day came on a 17-yard pass to wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson, but the Wildcats leaned largely on the running game to win this one. now at 4-0 on the season, Kentucky will brace for its biggest test thus far when they host Florida in Week 5.

Florida vs. Kentucky Week 5 Betting Prediction

The Gators are 0-3-1 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the home team is 3-1-1 at the betting window in the last five meetings and the underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings. The Gators are also winless ATS in their last four road games, are 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite and are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games overall. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 15 games versus a team with a winning record and are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a home underdog.

College Football Week 5 Prediction: KENTUCKY WILDCATS +7.5

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