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Wildcats open as underdog vs Volunteers

Tennessee VolunteersKentucky Wildcats
Nov 26, 12:20 PM | Grass of Commonwealth Stadium

Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD4-7

The Volunteers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday in Week 13 action.

The Wildcats currently sports a record of 4-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-6 ATS. The Volunteers are 5-6 and 5-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats post a 5-5-1 over under record this season, while the Volunteers have gone 5-5-1 against the number.

View Tennessee vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Volunteers were listed as 9-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 108 and the Volunteers at No. 35 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 20-12 result in favor of the Volunteers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 16.4 PPG, against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 46 this week at 23.7 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 146.5 yards per game, less than the Volunteers secondary allows through the air, 192.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Volunteers feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 177 yards per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 64 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 27-21 winner at home against Vanderbilt. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 19-10 loser on the road against Georgia. They covered the 30.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (29) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Volunteers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kentucky
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 11 games on the road
Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tennessee
Kentucky is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee

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