Tennessee Volunteers Predictions
11/10/2018, 3:30pm ET
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PICK: KENTUCKY -5.5 - It will be interesting to see how the Kentucky Wildcats respond to their loss to Georgia last weekend and should be able to get back on track against a Tennessee team that only put up 14 points against a below average Charlotte 49er's team last weekend. The Tennessee Volunteers have really struggled on the offensive side of the ball this season and it's not easy to compete in the SEC when you can't run the football. I don't see Tennessee being able to move the ball against this improved Wildcats defense and I suspect a healthy dose of Benny Snell Jr. today. Kentucky should be more than capable of winning this one by more than a touchdown and covering this spread today.
My Pick: Kentucky -5.5
- 70 Agree
Kentucky Wildcats (7-2) take on the Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) on November 10, 2018, 3:30 PM ET at the Neyland Stadium
Wildcats-5 and Volunteers+5.5. Over/Under: 42.
Kentucky is ranked #99 in offense and #9 in defense while Tennessee is ranked #101 offensively and #65 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Kentucky Wildcats is 5-2 (4-3 ATS) and Tennessee Volunteers is 1-4 (3-2 ATS). The over / under for Kentucky the past 10 games is 1-6 while Tennessee Volunteers o/u is 3-2.
Predicted Score: Wildcats 19 - Volunteers 17.
SJ Computer Pick: Tennessee Volunteers +5.5 and UNDER 42.
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Gridiron Now: Volunteers show undeniable progress in dominant victory over Kentucky
For the second time this season, the Tennessee Volunteers knocked off a ranked opponent. Their domination of 12th ranked Kentucky was their second win over an SEC opponent this season and for the 17th time in a row, the Vols beat UK in Knoxville.
Tennessee won 24-7. Here are my five takeaways:
1) Terrific Taylor
Tennessee redshirt junior linebacker Darrell Taylor was best known before this season as being the guy who started the #WGWTFA hashtag at the 2016 Battle at Bristol. He has really come into his own under this coaching staff.
Against Kentucky he was in the Wildcats backfield time and time again, collecting four sacks.
Fansided: Tennessee football: Key moments and turning points in Vols win vs. Kentucky
Even in a year in which the programs are at opposite stages, Tennessee football still managed to dominate the Kentucky Wildcats. The Vols moved to 5-5 on Saturday with a BLANK victory in the game, getting themselves one game closer to a bowl.
Meanwhile, UK fell to 7-3 on the year and 5-3 in the SEC. UT did lose to UK last year, its worst year in program history. But they showed that when the teams are on reasonable levels, the series still belongs to them.
Jeremy Pruitt's defense proved itself more than ever before, and the Vols used big running plays and beautiful passes from Jarrett Guarantano to win.
Fansided: Tennessee football: Photo gallery from Vols upset win vs. Kentucky
Jeremy Pruitt now has two top-25 wins on his resume as a first-year head coach thanks to the 24-7 dominating win against the Kentucky Wildcats. From the opening whistle, the Vols looked like the team to beat, and it turns out they were too much for Kentucky.
With two more very winnable games left on the schedule, the Vols have an opportunity to make a bowl game. Tennessee looked great all game long other than the two fumbles trying to put the game away.
Here is the photo gallery from the game. We start out with Jordan Murphy's 59-yard run that set up a Tennessee touchdown to put the Vols up 24-0.
Rocky Top Talk: Tennessee vs. Kentucky: How to watch and game thread
The Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) are set to take on the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats (7-2) this afternoon in Neyland Stadium. The Vols need two more wins in the final three games to gain bowl eligibility. For the Wildcats, they have a shot to win ten games and make a big time bowl game.
Tennessee will be tasked with stopping Kentucky running back Benny Snell, one of the best backs in the country. Paired with quarterback Terry Wilson's legs, they form one of the best rushing attacks in the country. The Vols' defense has been up and down throughout the year, but the run defense will have to be on top of their game to earn the win today.
Fansided: Tennessee football preview vs. Kentucky: Can the Vols pull an upset?
What's wrong with the world? The Kentucky Wildcats head into Neyland Stadium ranked 11th in the nation and six-point favorites over the Tennessee football team. But, why? Yes, they have a good defense, but that offense is nothing short than pathetic. Well, that's if take away All-SEC running back Benny Snell.
The Wildcats are looking to do something that they haven't accomplished since President Ronald Reagan held office. Kentucky hasn't beaten Tennessee in Neyland Stadium since 1984. There are a lot of you reading this not even alive in 1984.
There is something else Kentucky and accomplish with a win that hasn't been done since 1976-77.
Kentucky Sports Radio: Kentucky-Tennessee: Numbers You Need to Know
2 -- Interceptions thrown by Jarrett Guarantano by this season. Tua is the only SEC starting quarterback with fewer interceptions.
3 -- Points Kentucky beat Tennessee by last year at Kroger Field after Stephen Johnson's late diving touchdown was followed by an incredible two-point play.
4 -- Kentucky could become just the fourth team since 1987 to win in Knoxville and Gainesville in the same season.
14 -- Where Tennessee ranks in many SEC offensive categories.
41 -- Each team converts 41 percent of their third downs.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Kentucky Wildcats (63% consensus). A 10-win regular season is still a possibility for No. 12 Kentucky, but to have a chance to get there it will have to clear its final SEC hurdle Saturday at Tennessee. The Wildcats have won 10 games in a season only twice -- the last time being in 1977 -- and to do so again, they will have to beat the Volunteers in Knoxville for the first time since 1984... http://bit.ly/2LHaWhW
Nation of Blue: Paul Finebaum Picks Tennessee to Beat Kentucky
The SEC Nation crew just made their picks for SEC football today and Paul Finebaum went with Tennessee to beat Kentucky.
Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears both picked Kentucky.
Paul Finebaum picks Tennessee to beat Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/ntAo4F2GP0
-- Anthony Wireman (@awireman) November 10, 2018
Paul Finebaum picks Tennessee to beat Kentucky on SEC Nation. He's been on and off the UK bandwagon after each win/loss of the season
Rocky Top Talk: Gamecenter: Tennessee vs. Kentucky
The Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) will take on the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats (7-2) at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It's a critical game for Tennessee's bowl hopes as they try to get to six wins. Kentucky will be going for their first win inside of Neyland Stadium since 1984.
Below you'll find all of the stories leading up to this one, plus all of our coverage after the game.
Gridiron Now: Kentucky trying to turn back the clock to 1984 vs. Volunteers
Ronald Reagan had just won a second term as president in an historic, landslide manner.
The Berlin Wall was years away from being torn down and crumbled into a heap.
A gallon of gas was around a buck-twenty, and a dozen eggs would set you back another dollar.
Loaf of bread? Couple quarters.
The point in this history lesson? All those data points matter this week because 1984, November 24 of that year, to be precise, is the last time the Kentucky Wildcats won a football game in Neyland Stadium.
In 24 hours, the 12th-ranked Wildcats are favored to do so once again.
Betting Prediction for Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers on November 10, 2018, 3:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Kentucky will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
The Kentucky Wildcats got a taste of what it will take to enter the upper echelon of Division I teams and history suggests a bounce-back might not be in the cards as they tangle with the host Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium. The Wildcats couldn't get much going on offense and fell apart in the second half on defense, dropping a 34-17 decision to visiting Georgia to slip out of a first-place tie with the Bulldogs atop the SEC East Division standings. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2F448wK
Rocky Top Talk: Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Jeremy Pruitt updates the injury report
It's that time of year. Just about every team in the country is dealing with the injury bug right now as we head into week 11 of the college football season. Tennessee is no different.
The Vols struggled to get by Charlotte last weekend with the offense only able to put up seven points. One reason why -- outside of poor offensive line play -- was a very limited Ty Chandler, who only handled two carries against the 49ers. Jeremy Banks got the bulk of the work, just one week removed from being moved to the linebacker position.
Statfox free score prediction: 20 to 18. Total score: 38. Bet the over!
Sportsjaw is using past matchup data from statfox to generate a free Over/Under betting prediction for the game between Kentucky and Tennessee. View more matchup stats: http://bit.ly/2F4J0qg