Tennessee vs Kentucky: Prediction, Picks, Spread, Football Match Odds, Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online

A game with national title implications and a key SEC East title showdown on Saturday when No. 3 Tennessee plays host to No. 19 Kentucky. With a trip to No. 1 Georgia that could decide the division on Nov. 5, Tennessee will need to keep its focus on the present and avoid a trap as it hosts a Wildcats team that will be looking for revenge.

Kentucky’s only home loss during a 10-3 game last year came against Tennessee, when the Volunteers escaped Lexington with a 45-42 victory despite allowing 612 yards. This year’s version of the Wildcats is No. 84 in total offense with just 373.7 yards per game, but they should be able to move the football against Tennessee.

The downside to the Volunteers’ electric, fast-paced offense is that their defense ends up spending a tremendous amount of time on the field. Tennessee is No. 1 in total offense and scoring offense, but is No. 122 in time of possession and No. 103 in total defense. In last season’s game, Kentucky had the ball for more than 46 minutes. In the end, the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with the high-flying Volunteers. Now they have a chance to try again.

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Will Lewis Health: Kentucky quarterback Will Lewis is “getting better,” coach Mark Stoops said this week. Lewis returned from a leg injury and played with a shoulder injury in the Wildcats’ 27-17 win over Mississippi State two weeks ago. With a bye week after this game, Levis should be much closer to 100% after gutting it against the Bulldogs. The projected first-round NFL Draft pick has 13 touchdowns against just five interceptions.

Hendon Hooker for the Heisman: The campaign for Tennessee’s super senior quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy begins. The Virginia Tech transfer has thrown 18 touchdowns and just one interception in seven games on the season. He’s also rushed for 315 yards and three touchdowns while proving he has a knack for avoiding the pocket. Expect plenty of NFL scouts to watch Hooker and Levis battle it out.

Red Zone Battle: Tennessee is 4th nationally in red zone touchdown percentage at 82.1%, while Kentucky is 94th at 56.7%. With the Volunteers ranked No. 13 in red zone defense, the data suggests the Wildcats will likely get fewer points from their best offense than Tennessee. Considering how explosive their offense is, holding opponents to field goals marks a big win for the Vols. Settling field goals in the red zone should be a last resort for the Wildcats, reserved for fourth and long situations.

How to watch Tennessee vs Kentucky live

Date: Saturday, October 29 | time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, Tennessee
television: ESPN | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

Tennessee vs. Kentucky Picks Prediction

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These teams combined for 87 points last season and should put up plenty of points again. Although the Wildcats have struggled offensively at times this season, Levis should be closer to 100 percent this week coming off the bye week. Kentucky is also expected to return leading receiver Tyvion Robinson from a leg injury and right tackle Jeremy Flax from a hamstring problem. The weather is supposed to be great, which means there will be suitable conditions for scoring goals. Forecast: Over 62.5

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