Kentucky vs. Tennessee 2022 College Football Week 9 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

17-ranked Kentucky lands in Knoxville on Saturday to take on the third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols have been one of the most impressive teams in college football this season. Undefeated Tennessee knocked Alabama from the top of the SEC mountain. Will the Vols provide another win and cover? Or will Kentucky surprise Tennessee with a tough game?

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Kentucky vs. Tennessee Game Information

  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: WNKR 106.7FM (Kentucky) // WIVK-FM 107.7 (Tennessee)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Footall Odds: Kentucky (+12) // Tennessee (-12)

READ MORE: Ohio State vs. Penn State 2022 College Football Week 9 Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Bet on the Kentucky Wildcats?

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis does a decent job. Levis completes close to 70% of his passes. He’s thrown 13 TDs to just 5 interceptions.

Top running back Christopher Rodriguez Jr. has rushed for 394 yards and has scored 3 rushing touchdowns. Overall, the Wildcats average 379.3 yards per game that leads to 26.4 points per game.

Big Blue’s offense has played well. The Wildcats’ defense has played great. Kentucky allows 16.4 points per game, ranking ninth in the nation. Opponents average 295.4 yards per game, ranking fourteenth. Kentucky also ranks fourteenth in passing yards allowed each contest. The Wildcats give up 178.3 passing yards each game. The D has 6 takeaways this season.

Why Bet on the Tennessee Volunteers?

Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud is likely to win the Heisman Trophy. But although he won’t win, Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker should garner an invitation to the trophy ceremony. Hooker has played lights out this season. Hendon completes 70.6% of his passes. He’s thrown for 2,093 yards and 18 touchdowns with a single interception.

Tennessee averages 571.7 yards per game, ranking first in the nation. The Vols score 50.1 points per, which also ranks first in the country.

The Volunteers’ defense allows 23.1 points each game, but Tennessee allowed 49 points to Alabama in the 52-49 upset win over the Crimson Tide. Take out Alabama’s 52 points, and the Volts are allowing less than 19 points per.

Tennessee holds opponents to less than 91 rushing yards. The Vols have 6 takeaways this season. Byron Young leads the team with 3.5 sacks. Trevon Flowers has 2 interceptions.

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Betting Trends

  • Wildcats 20-5-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
  • Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
  • Under is 7-1 in Kentucky’s last 8 games.
  • Volunteers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • Over is 11-1 in Tennessee’s last 12 home games.

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Expert Betting Predictions

Tennessee’s defense allows a lot of passing yards per game. The reason is because opponents are consistently playing from behind. Kentucky’s defense is decent but it has no shot of keeping the Vols from scoring close to their average. Hendon Hooker is unstoppable and if Alabama gave up 52, the Wildcats should give up at least 45.

If this game were in Kentucky, Big Blue would have a much better chance of keeping it close. But on the road versus the offense juggernaut that is Tennessee, the Wildcats have no shot. Kentucky just doesn’t have enough firepower to keep this within the spread line. The Vols cover.

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