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Tennessee Volunteers Hosting the Kentucky Wildcats Week 12 Odds and Betting Pick

Kentucky Wildcats


Tennessee Volunteers
Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Neyland Stadium

The Kentucky Wildcats aim to end a four-game losing streak, 1-3 ATS, when they take on the Tennessee Volunteers. The 5-2 Wildcats have surrendered an average of 42.25 points per game during their losing streak, twice being held to 10 points or fewer. Kentucky travels to Tennessee in search of their first SU road win since 2011, going 0-17 SU and 5-12 ATS during that stretch.

The 4-5 Vols are coming off a bye in Week 11 and will be looking for just their second win this season in conference play following their 45-42 upset of South Carolina two weeks ago. Tennessee have dominated the Wildcats head-to-head, 5-0 SU in their last five home dates against Kentucky and 18-1 SU in their last 19 meetings overall.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tennessee Volunteers as -6.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest.

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Computer Prediction: Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 29-27 win for the Wildcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kentucky Wildcats have seen them go 5-5 and 6-4 ATS so far this season, while the Tennessee Volunteers are at 4-5 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 3-5, while the Wildcats are 6-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Kentucky injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tennessee Volunteers rated this week at No. 66 and the Kentucky Wildcats sitting at No. 84.

How Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tennessee Volunteers No. 85-ranked offense (26.22 PPG) against a Kentucky Wildcats defense that ranks No. 78 at 28.1 PPG. The Tennessee Volunteers passing attack has averaged 235.67 yards per game, more than the Kentucky Wildcats give up through the air (190.3 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Kentucky Wildcats own the league's No. 107-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 232 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kentucky didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Georgia blasted them 63-31 in Week 11 action.

Joshua Dobbs's 301-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Tennessee earned a 45-42 win over South Carolina on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends

Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kentucky
Tennessee is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky at Louisville, Saturday, November 29th
Tennessee home to Missouri, Saturday, November 22nd