Tennessee Opens As Slight Underdogs At Kentucky

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    Tennessee opened as a four-point underdog in its week 10 matchup at Kentucky, according to CircaSports.

    Kentucky enters the matchup 6-2 (4-2 SEC) and is coming off back-to-back losses to Georgia and Mississippi State around its bye week. The Wildcats dropped from No. 12 to No. 18 in the AP Poll following the loss at Mississippi State.

    Kentucky is 6-2 against the spread this season and 5-1 against the spread in SEC games. The Wildcats only losses against the spread came against UTC and Mississippi State.

    Tennessee heads to Lexington with a 4-4 record (2-3 SEC), coming off its bye week. The off date came at the right time for Tennessee as key Vols Hendon Hooker, Cade Mays and Tiyon Evans have been banged up as of late.

    The Vols are 3-5 against the spread this season and 2-3 in SEC games.

    Both teams enter the matchup coming off back-to-back losses. The Vols are looking to get revenge for last season’s blowout loss at Neyland Stadium.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.