Prediction Tennessee vs. Kentucky Odds Line: 2022 Week 9 College Football Picks Best Bets By Proven Model

The 19th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will look to win their second straight game when they take on the third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers in an SEC clash on Saturday night. The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2), coming off a bye week, beat No. 16 Mississippi State 27-17 in their last game, their second win against a ranked opponent this season. It is the third straight season and the fourth time in the last five years that Kentucky has won two games against ranked foes. Prior to 2018, the Wildcats had just one season (2007) with multiple wins against ranked opponents in the previous 40 years. The Volunteers (7-0, 3-0) are off to their best start since 1998, the year they won the national championship, with a 65-24 home win over UT Martin.

Kickoff from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Kentucky is averaging 373.7 yards per game in 2022, 83rd best in the nation, while Tennessee is averaging 571.7, best in the nation. The Volunteers are favored by 11.5 points in the latest Kentucky vs. Tennessee from Caesars, while the over/under total is 62. Before you pick Tennessee vs. Kentucky, be sure to check out SportsLine’s proven college football predictions and betting tips.

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Now, this model focused on Tennessee vs. Kentucky and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can now visit SportsLine to see the model selection. Here are some college football odds and trends for Kentucky vs. Tennessee:

  • The spread of Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Tennessee -11.5
  • Tennessee vs. Kentucky over/under: 62 points
  • Tennessee Money Line Vs. Kentucky: Kentucky +335, Tennessee -450
  • UK: Wildcats are 20-5-2 against the spread in their last 27 games against a team with a winning record
  • TENN: Volunteers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall
  • Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Check out the picks on SportsLine

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Why Tennessee can cover

The Volunteers are led by senior quarterback Hendon Hooker, who has completed 137 of 194 passes (70.6%) for 2,093 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has only been intercepted once and has a rating of 190.8. Hooker is also a threat running the ball, rushing 63 times for 315 yards (5.0 avg.) and three TDs. Hooker has topped 300 passing yards in three games this season, including 385 yards and five touchdowns against No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 15.

Hooker’s favorite target is junior wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Hyatt has 40 receptions for 769 yards (19.2 average) and 12 touchdowns. He has five games with five or more catches and has at least two catches in every game this year. He lit up the Crimson Tide defense against Alabama, catching six passes for 207 yards (34.5 avg.) and five touchdowns. Last week against UT, Martin had seven receptions for 174 yards (24.9 avg.) and two TDs, all in the first half. The Vols are also hoping to get receiver Cedric Tillman back from an ankle injury. The 1,000-yard receiver in 2021 hasn’t played since Sept. 17.

Why Kentucky can cover

Senior quarterback Will Levis powers the Wildcats offense. In six games this season, Levis has completed 114 of 164 passes (69.5%) for 1,635 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions and a 173.3 rating. In the win over Mississippi State, Levis completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9%) for 230 yards and one touchdown and one interception. He threw for four touchdowns on 18-of-26 passing (69.2 percent) for 303 yards in a 31-23 win over Northern Illinois on Sept. 24.

Senior running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. also helps power the Wildcat offense. In just three games, he carried 72 times for 395 yards (5.5 avg.) and three touchdowns. He was a force last weekend against Mississippi State, carrying 31 times for 197 yards and two scores. A week earlier against South Carolina, Rodriguez rushed 22 times for 126 yards. He is coming off a 1,379-yard season a year ago with nine TDs.

How to Pick Kentucky Vs. Tennessee

The SportsLine model relies on the Under total and projects teams to combine for 57 points. The model also says that one side of the spread will hit in more than 50% of the simulations. You can only get the model selection at SportsLine.

So who will win Tennessee vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread hits in more than 50% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model who crushed his college football picks and find out.

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