The Kentucky Wildcats got off to a hot start to the 2021 season at 6-0, but they will look to snap a three-game losing streak against the Vanderbilt Commodores, who have also seen their struggles. In the first year of a major rebuild, Vanderbilt is the lone winless team in the SEC, and they will look to avoid their fifth straight loss as home underdogs on Saturday night.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Kentucky: 51 overall, 55 offense, 48 defense
Vanderbilt: 118 overall, 120 offense, 1125 defense
LB Jordan Wright - Questionable (ankle)
OL Michael Warden - Questionable (ankle)
QB Ken Seals - Questionable (finger)
DB De’Rickey Wright - Questionable (undisclosed)
OL Ben Cox - Questionable (undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Kentucky: 6-3 ATS
Vanderbilt: 3-6 ATS
Kentucky: Over 6-3
Vanderbilt: Over 4-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Kentucky: 26 overall, 32 offense, 21 defense
Vanderbilt: 58 overall, 61 offense, 45 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Kentucky -21.5
Moneyline: Kentucky -1600, Vanderbilt +900
Opening line: Kentucky -19
Opening total: 52.5
50 degrees, 8 MPH wind, 3% chance of rain
Vanderbilt is coming out of a bye week, so we should see an inspired effort from the Commodores out of the break at home. Kentucky is coming out of a game in which they allowed 45 points, and that should be corrected immediately with Mark Stoops being a defensive-minded head coach. We’ll side with the under on Saturday night.
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