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Kentucky Opens as 8.5 point Favorites over Vanderbilt

After another gut-wrenching loss to Tennesee, Kentucky opens as 8.5-point favorites over Vanderbilt.

Kentucky is 5-3-1 against the spread this season while Vandy is an abysmal 1-8.

Kentucky has three games left and must win two to head to a bowl game. Vegas likes the Cats in Nashville and one would have to assume they will like them against UT-Martin as well. So, Vegas seems to think that Kentucky will be bowl eligible for a fourth straight year and a win over 2-7 Vanderbilt will almost guarantee it.

With my Vegas record speaking for itself, I am no gambling expert. However, the over-under is set at 44, which might be something to flirt with. Vanderbilt is coming off the heels of a 56-0 thrashing at the hands of the Florida Gators and Kentucky has no consistency on offense right now.

With a run-heavy UK offense, a Vanderbilt offense that is averaging 15 points per game, I would be stunned to see this thing go over 44. 

The Cats will kick things off with the ‘Dores at 3:30 p.m. on the SEC Network in the Music City.

Go Cats.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

40 Comments for Kentucky Opens as 8.5 point Favorites over Vanderbilt



  1. Tom Seaver
    3:17 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    It will be interesting to see how a conservative game plan will make this game a lot closer than it should be. If we are going to be so run heavy, it would be nice to see some creativity in the play calling and some adjustments to defensive changes that are made throughout the game. I know that I too much to ask of Gran, but what the heck.



  2. Dakywildcats
    3:17 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Maybe Eddie Gran can add another run play then we will have 4 plays on offense vandy won’t no what hit em.



    • Trinity45
      7:37 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      If we continue with the offense we have run, this game could be close and being Vandy is the home team that might not be good for us in the second half. I don’t think we get 6 wins unless we beat Vandy,



  3. JPhelps
    3:39 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    How?



  4. Lyle Evans
    4:00 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Does that mean we have to score 9 points? Uh oh.



    • UKPROF
      11:27 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      No that’s funny rite thar!



    • dave1964
      6:40 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Wonderful the two bottom feeders in the SEC get to play for second place looser.



    • runningunnin.454
      9:20 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      The two bottom feeders in the conference are Vandy and Arkansas; at least, get it right.



  5. CombatMedic_98
    4:26 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    If you can’t throw…you lose in FOOTBALL.



    • catsarerunnin
      5:14 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      If you can’t make sense…you lose in LIFE.



    • TBW3011
      8:44 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      What about what he said doesn’t make sense? Tom Osborne, that you?



    • ukkatzfan
      12:28 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      catsarerunnin, That dont make sense.



    • mashman 93
      12:08 pm November 11, 2019 Permalink

      You won’t beat a good team just running the ball now Vandy isn’t very good so maybe Bowden can pull it off.



  6. MacAssassin123
    4:27 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Um we are 4-5 this year not 5-3 but all we need is two game which should come this week against Vandy and next week for sure against UT Martin. The UofL game though will be an intriguing one UofL puts up a lot of points but also gives up 30+ points a game. However with UK’s Offensive bring without a true passing game it’s hard to know if we could keep up with UofL in a shoot out especially if our defense comes plays flat. Just something to think about. I like us to finish 7-5



    • KYhammer
      11:49 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

      Post says UK is 5-3-1 against the spread, not straight up.



    • AlwaysTrueBlue
      11:23 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      I agree, I think 7-5 and if we can pull off a bowl game, then we could be 8-5. With that said, I am disappointed but still love the CATS. We are a missed kick away and a goal line stance from realistically being 6-3 and we are playing a WR at QB. You slow down Louisville by controlling the Time of Possession.



  7. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    7:08 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Poops will find a way to lose.



  8. TBW3011
    8:43 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Will we attempt to score after the 1st quarter or decide to try and run the clock out the last 3 quarters?



  9. zoupman
    10:25 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    Need to play a QB at QB. Rediculous running a pee wee football game plan.



    • DelrayCat
      7:08 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      I think the heat from fans and the media will be effective this week. I got a feeling we will see a strong dose of Sawyer Smith.



  10. Gus Chiggins
    11:14 pm November 10, 2019 Permalink

    This is a win win for Gran. He can use ‘not having a QB’ as a crutch and then run the damn ball every time. Gran is not only not getting any big time offensive recruits, but he’s losing games for us that are costing us defensive recruits. Don’t understand all the butt slappers that run their mouth when Gran has ONE good play calling game, then disappear the other 11 games of the year when he blows it. How long does this have to go on?



    • Urincatland
      3:41 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      You’re right on! How are you gonna get a TOP NOTCH QB and TOP NOTCH wide receivers if you only hand the ball off and run run run and never pass?!?! You can’t!!



    • JPhelps
      5:20 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Nailed it



  11. syrin23
    12:16 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    The offense sucked when we had a QB, now we don’t even pretend to play football in the modern era. Tell me WHY in the world ANY QB or WR would even consider coming to UK?



    • dave1964
      6:42 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Any receiver with any brains would never come to UK.



  12. Cats-Cats-Cats
    1:03 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    Some of u would be better off just not watching the games. I hate to even go to the comments for all the negativity. Sure this Tennessee game hurt bad, but it is what it is. We have had 3 qb’s go down this year. To be 4-5 with that, shows how far this team has come. Our QB now is what we got for rest of the year, we just goin to have to make it work. All these recruits know exactly what’s goin on, they know if it wasn’t for our QB situations we would be somewhere around 8-1 or 7-2 right now.for this team to still be able to come away with 7 or 8 wins this year, on a rebuild year. Plus running a 4 string QB, would be nothing but amazing for this team. That’s why the recruits what to be a part of this!!!! Can’t wait to make the trip to Nashville for the game. GO BIG BLUE !!!!



    • DelrayCat
      7:09 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      The schedule this year was quite frankly perhaps the easiest one in decades…and they will be damn lucky to go 6-6.



    • DelrayCat
      7:13 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Next year you go away to UL adding a road game. Plus they go away to auburn, UT, missouri, and Fla. They will need to be far better next year just to get to 6-6.



    • Cats-Cats-Cats
      7:57 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Same teams they played last year on the road with 10 wins.



    • yoshukai
      9:23 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Dang Delray , now you’ve got me depressed. Throw in a sure Georgia loss and it doesn’t look good. Even if Terry comes back 100% what makes people think we can keep a quarterback healthy? Last year was the only time that has happened under stoops .



  13. Urincatland
    4:16 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    If it’s a run run run game Vandy may beat Kentucky. It’s easy to prepare for a team if you only do one thing. Under Stoops Kentucky has always been a conservative offensive team and not put up big numbers. Other Coaches make halftime adjustments and our Coaches never make adjustments. Just like Tennessee did Saturday switched QB’s and our Coaches did nothing but run run run. At least put Smith in and give him a chance to see what he can do. Good luck Saturday BBN and bring home the W!!



  14. kjd
    6:02 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    At Vandy is no guaranteed win.



  15. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:33 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    Kentucky will win and cover. Vanderbilt is a train wreck.



    • dave1964
      8:13 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Kentucky is a train wreck as well.



    • kjd
      8:40 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Our train was off the tracks against Vols.



  16. VMI1957
    9:58 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    Vandy 21 Kentucky 18



  17. BluKudzu
    10:34 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    “To the fans that are true blue I thank and love y’all but to the ones that down talk a bunch of college kids but claim to be our fans go be a fan at another school”.

    “Come see about it.”

    It is so awful this kid is asked to play QB, because we do not, and will not have any QBs on scholarship ready or able to play this game.

    5 million.

    Sorry Mr. Bowden, your coaches chose you, to screw over, due to their total and complete lack of competence.

    “Dey’s posed to be SEC.”

    What a joke this staff has turned out to be.

    Please tell me, you have not wasted scholarships on QBs that will never see the field. If this season was so bad it was heading to the dump, why ruin a career for Bowden in the process?

    Love you Bowden, thankful you are here. But, do not risk injury for your future, make the coaches do their freaking job.

    Coaches: Do your job!!!!



  18. UKWildcatFan4Life
    11:04 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

    How about playing a QB at the QB position? I love Bowden and he definitely saved us when we needed it but that scheme has run it’s predictable course. Time to live or die with Sawyer Smith.



    • VMI1957
      11:39 am November 11, 2019 Permalink

      Will never happen as the current coaches on staff are incapable of thinking that way….