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Tennessee Favored by -7.5 Against Kentucky on Saturday - Week 9 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Commonwealth Stadium features a battle between the host Kentucky Wildcats and the visiting Tennessee Volunteers in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Tennessee Volunteers listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier this week, but have since moved to -9. The total is set between 57 and 57.5 as of Friday afternoon.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-23 result in favor of the Volunteers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Tennessee Volunteers have seen them go 3-4 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Kentucky Wildcats are at 4-3 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 3-4, while the Volunteers are 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Tennessee injuries news.

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at No. 94 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Tennessee Volunteers are at No. 39 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kentucky Wildcats No. 93-ranked offense (24.71 PPG) against a Tennessee Volunteers defense that ranks No. 53 at 24.71 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats passing attack has averaged 253.14 yards per game, more than the Tennessee Volunteers give up through the air (248.29 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Tennessee Volunteers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Derrick Henry went over the 100-yard mark (143) in his team's latest effort, but Alabama still defeated Tennessee by a score of 19-14.


In their last game, Kentucky's aerial attack generated 348 yards but it was the Bulldogs coming away with a 42-16 victory over Kentucky at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tennessee's last 13 games
  • Tennessee is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 9 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to South Carolina, Saturday, November 7th
Kentucky at Georgia, Saturday, November 7th