Kentucky vs. Tennessee Prediction
The biggest matchup in the SEC and one of the biggest matchups in college football on Saturday pits No. 3 Tennessee versus No. 19 Kentucky at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Will the Vols cover as heavy home favorites or are the Wildcats the better play as an underdog?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
129 Kentucky Wildcats (+11.5) at 130 Tennessee Vols (-11.5); o/u 61.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Kentucky vs. Tennessee Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 57% of bets are on Kentucky. 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
Will Levis (shoulder) returned to the field after departing to the locker room with an apparent left shoulder injury, Jon Hale of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Levis went back to the locker room early in the third quarter after being hit on a throwing attempt and appeared to be favoring his left shoulder. The senior quarterback returned to the sidelines shortly thereafter and ran onto the field with the offense, only to lead them on a touchdown drive to take the lead. He'll figure to remain in the rest of the game despite presumably battling through an injury.
Tennessee Volunteers Game Notes
Hendon Hooker completed 18-of-24 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against UT-Martin. Hooker barely broke a sweat in the 65-21 rout, though still managed to rip apart the hapless Skyhawks. He has over 2,000 yards passing, 18 touchdown tosses and just one pick through seven contests. With over 300 rushing yards as well, Hooker should be considered a Heisman frontrunner at this time. An intriguing matchup with rival Kentucky could pose more difficulty next weekend, though.
Kentucky vs. Tennessee Betting Trends
Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Tennessee
Underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings
Road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings
Kentucky vs. Tennessee Betting Prediction
The Wildcats are just 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games versus the Volunteers and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games in Knoxville. The Vols are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off a win and have covered in five of their last seven games played in the month of October.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLS -11.5