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Wildcats take on Volunteers in Week 13 contest

Kentucky WildcatsTennessee Volunteers
Nov 24, 12:21 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Tennessee will look to improve on its 4-7 record this week when they host Kentucky in Week 13 action at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

They will face the 2-9 Wildcats, who own a 3-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 5-5 favoring the OVER.

View Kentucky vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Volunteers sat as 14-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Volunteers, currently No. 89 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 85 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 29-18 victory for the Volunteers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 26-ranked offense (36.1 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 84 at 30.5 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 317.6 yards per game, more than the Wildcats give up through the air (224 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 191.5 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.

Kentucky won its last outing, a 34-3 result against Samford on November 17. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game. Raymond Sanders ran through the Samford defense for 123 yards in Kentucky's last game, handing the Bulldogs a 34-3 setback on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 41-18 loser as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Tennessee got a 108-yard performance from Marlin Lane, but Vanderbilt prevailed 41-18.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Wildcats at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kentucky's last 12 games on the road
Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Kentucky is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games at home
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kentucky
Tennessee is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 9 games