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.