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UK Fans of the Day Want Kentucky vs. Missouri picks

Dr. Mike and his family are in Disney World this weekend, but you know they’ll be glued to a TV or smartphone to see if Kentucky beats Missouri. To get them ready for the Cats vs. the Tigers, here’s a roundup of national media picks.

CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee: Kentucky

The Wildcats are touchdown underdogs on the road despite just one loss and legitimate SEC East title hopes. Why? Probably because Tigers quarterback Drew Lock is a monster, and the Wildcats have been one-dimensional with running back Benny Snell shouldering the load. But the real star of the Bluegrass State is linebacker Josh Allen. Allen and the rest of the Wildcats defense will pay rent in the backfield, force Lock to make mistakes and Snell will take it from there. Give me Kentucky outright. Pick: Kentucky (+7)

CBS Sports Straight Up

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The Sporting News’ Bill Bender: Kentucky

There isn’t much faith in Kentucky to keep its Cinderella season rolling against Missouri, which rolled up 66 points in a victory against Memphis last week. The Wildcats, however, have won the last three meetings and have more to play for than the Tigers at this point in the season. We’re sticking with Benny Snell in a big spot. Kentucky wins 35-34 in an UPSET.

Stewart Mandel: Missouri

Jeez, what does the No. 12 team in the country have to do to gain a little respect? … Missouri may only be 4-3, but Drew Lock and the Tigers have shown they can rack up points against anyone but Alabama. They also have a respectable rushing defense (No. 34 nationally) that Wildcats star Benny Snell might not be able to run over. So, this might not be Kentucky’s day. Missouri 35, Kentucky 30

Bruce Feldman: Kentucky

Kentucky didn’t blow out Vandy last week, but the ’Cats did rush for almost 300 yards. I think they can do damage against the Tigers’ defense. The flip side is the ’Cats haven’t faced a QB anywhere near as good as Drew Lock. Kentucky 24, Missouri 20

USA Today

Scott Van Pelt: Missouri

Kirk Herbstreit: Kentucky

“I just think Kentucky’s got a special thing about them this year. So, despite all the numbers and they’re not throwing the ball well, I just think defensively, they’ll find a way to get pressure. I think the secondary can match up athletically with the Missouri receivers. I’m going to give Kentucky the nod to go on the road and get it done. I think they will.”


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9 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Kentucky vs. Missouri picks

  1. Bigblue7982
    4:03 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    People still disrespecting the cats.

  2. Shidler8684
    4:05 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Us against the world.

  3. UKfanman01
    5:31 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Do they not realize there’s only been 1 team of 7 to score morethan 1 Td on the Cats this year

  4. Shively1978
    7:01 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Sick of hearing how Florida vs Georgia Is going to decide the East. No one in SEC network wants to admit this team is for real. I hope they come out tomorrow with that under dog edge we haven’t seemed to have the last couple weeks that team will blitz Missouri.

    • Nickerbocker05
      7:40 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Well it actually will be a deciding game as if UF loses then that will make it a 2 team race for first… but if UF wins it will remain a 3 team race for the 1st place in the east

    • mashburnfan1
      9:02 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Nope…If UGA loses to UF they are basically eliminated. UF has pretty easy games remaining and would need to lose 2 of them unless there ended up being a 3 way tie….{UF beat UGA but lose 1 more later, UGA beats us but is only other SEC game we lose, and UGA loses no more. Not sure who wins it in that case.} Just have UGA beat UF, we beat Mizzou and it is UGA at UK for the SEC East.

  5. Shively1978
    8:47 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    True but they act like we have no chance. Our offense can play better. Miss state has only given up 8 TDs all year. 4 where to UK. They act like UK has traditionally been the worse team in the SEC and that’s bull it’s easily Vanderbilt. Yes we may historically been in the bottom tier but not the worst.

  6. Shively1978
    8:50 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Just get sick of the disrespect. Stoops has done a great job and numbers done lie. He’s tied or exceeded his wins every year. And it takes 5 years to have your own team. So he’s one year late but has a Mark Stoops legit top 5 type defense.

  7. big cat
    8:38 am October 27, 2018 Permalink

    Stoops should start Clark at QB. Mizzou would not expect #3 QB. GO CATS! Prove Vegas and haters wrong today.