Kentucky vs Tennessee Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

Kentucky vs Tennessee Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

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NCAAF Predictions: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The SEC border rivalry between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats is set to captivate college football fans. 

Game Information

The game is scheduled for October 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM and will take place at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY. The game will be broadcast on ESPN, and the game-time temperature is expected to be around 55 degrees. Tennessee is favored by 4 points, and the over/under is set at 51 points.


Tennessee Volunteers

Season Overview

The Tennessee Volunteers have had a strong season with a 5-2 overall record, including a 2-2 SEC record. Quarterback J. Milton III has been impressive, throwing for 1,535 yards, 12 touchdowns, and just 4 interceptions. Running back J. Wright has contributed 593 rushing yards, and S. White has been a reliable receiver with 416 yards.

Team Stats

Tennessee boasts impressive stats, averaging 438.1 total yards per game, with 220.9 passing yards and 217.3 rushing yards. Their defense has been solid, allowing only 310.9 total yards per game.

Recent Performance

The Volunteers have showcased their abilities with recent victories over TA&M, SC, and UTSA, and a competitive loss against ALA. Their consistency has made them a force to be reckoned with in the SEC.


Kentucky Wildcats

Season Overview

The Kentucky Wildcats have matched Tennessee's 5-2 overall record, holding a 2-2 SEC record. Quarterback D. Leary has thrown for 1,377 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Running back R. Davis has 781 rushing yards, and T. Robinson has contributed 338 receiving yards.

Team Stats

Kentucky's stats average 351.9 total yards per game, including 196.7 passing yards and 155.1 rushing yards. While they are a competitive team, their defense may face challenges against Tennessee's powerful offense.

Recent Performance

The Wildcats have experienced a mix of results, including recent losses against MIZ and UGA, alongside victories over FLA and VAN. Their versatility may pose a challenge for Tennessee.



The Tennessee Volunteers have shown remarkable consistency this season, and their well-rounded team is primed for success against the Kentucky Wildcats. With a strong offense led by J. Milton III and a solid defense, they are favorites to win this matchup.

While Kentucky is a competitive opponent, they may face difficulties against Tennessee's offensive prowess. The Volunteers are expected not only to secure a victory but also to cover the -4 points spread. Tennessee's ability to control the game and put up points should be the key to their success.

Watch for an exciting SEC border rivalry clash, but our prediction leans in favor of Tennessee to win and cover the -4 points spread.

Don't miss the SEC border rivalry between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats on October 28, 2023, at Kroger Field. Tennessee's impressive form positions them as the team to watch, with strong potential to cover the spread against a competitive Kentucky team.

Pick: Tennessee to Win and Cover -4 Points Spread

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