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Tennessee Opens As Double Digit Favorite Against Kentucky

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Tennessee opened as an 11-point favorite against Kentucky Sunday, according to Circa Sports.

The game’s over/under is set at 64.5.

The week nine matchup is one of the biggest on the SEC slate as the No. 3 Vols host the No. 19 Wildcats to Neyland Stadium. Tennessee is unbeaten on the season while Kentucky is 5-2 with losses to Ole Miss and South Carolina— when quarterback Will Levis did not play.

Tennessee is 6-1 against the spread this season and 2-1 against the spread in SEC games. The over has hit five times in Tennessee’s games while the under has hit two times.

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Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread this season  and 3-1 against the spread in SEC games. The over has hit two times in Kentucky’s games while the under has hit five times.

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The Wildcats are coming off of a home win over Mississippi State and an open date with the Vols coming off wins over Alabama and UT Martin.

Kentucky travels to Missouri the week following the Tennessee game while the Vols travel to Athens for a potential top five matchup with major SEC east implications.

Tennessee won last season’s matchup in Lexington— Josh Heupel’s first top 25 win at Tennessee. Heupel’s added four top 25 wins this season including the Vols first top 10 win since 2006. The second year head coach would improve to 6-4 against ranked teams at Tennessee with a win over the Wildcats.

Kick off between Tennessee and Kentucky is at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN is broadcasting the game.

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