As we get closer to game time on Saturday afternoon, let’s take a look at where the betting action led us in this matchup.
All odds and info is provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Tennessee opened up as seven-point favorites at some sportsbooks, and the Volunteers are listed at -6 on DraftKings. Tennessee is receiving 64% of all the bets on the point spread, but Kentucky is getting 51% of the money on its side.
Is the public right? Tennessee is difficult to predict because of its inconsistency at quarterback, but I will agree with those that got in on the Volunteers at -6.
The point total opened up at 51.5 before taking a nose dive to 45.5 on DraftKings. Eighty-five percent of bets are actually on the over, but the money is going a drastically different way with 66% of the handle on the under.
Is the public right? This game will be won on the ground, so the big bettors were right to drag this number down.
Sportsbooks opened up with Tennessee at -205 odds and Kentucky at +165. Currently on DraftKings, the Volunteers are at -235 on the moneyline with the Wildcats at +185. Seventy percent of bets moneyline bets in this matchup are going to Tennessee with 99% of the handle.
Is the public right? Almost every dollar bet on the moneyline is going to Tennessee, which is wild to see. I do think the Volunteers win this game, but that’s certainly an interesting betting split.
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