Kentucky Wildcats (3-5) at Florida Gators (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators -24 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Florida Gators host the Kentucky Wildcats and the meet in Week 13 SEC college football action from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium aka "The Swamp" on Saturday afternoon.
The Kentucky Wildcats will look to rebound from a 63-3 beating at the hands of Alabama last time out to fall to 3-5 on the year. Terry Wilson has thrown for 832 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 63% passing while Chris Rodriguez Jr. has rushed for 562 yards and 6 touchdowns to lead Kentucky in that department. Asim Rose Jr. has 359 rushing yards and the aforementioned Wilson has 339 rushing yards and 4 scores this season. Josh Ali leads Kentucky’s receiving group with 38 catches for 395 yards while Keaton Upshaw has 134 receiving yards and a pair of TDs this season. On defense, Jamin Davis leads the Wildcats with 73 total tackles including 37 solo tackles and a pair of interceptions while Jamar Watson has a team-high 4.5 sacks and Kelvin Joseph has a team-high 4 interceptions this year.
The Florida Gators will look to extend their current four-game winning streak after a 38-17 win over Vanderbilt last time out. Kyle Trask has thrown for 2,554 yards, 31 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 70.7% passing while Dameon Pierce leads Florida in rushing with 345 rushing yards and 3 TDs. Malik Davis, Nay’Quan Wright and Emory Jones each have 100+ rushing yards as well for Florida this season. Kadarius Toney leads the Gators with 42 receptions for 503 yards and 7 touchdowns while Kyle Pitts has 414 receiving yards and a team-high 8 TDs and Trevon Grimes has 347 receiving yards and 6 TDs this season. Malik Davis and Jacob Copeland each have 200+ receiving yards and another five Florida receivers have at least 100 receiving yards on the year. On defense, Ventrell Miller leads the Gators with 47 total tackles including a team-high 27 solo tackles while Brenton Cox Jr. has a team-high 3 sacks and Zachary Carter has 2.5 sacks on the year.
Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss and 9-21 ATS in their last 30 games in November while the under is 18-6 in their last 24 conference games. Florida is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall. Kentucky is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.
This is a lot of points to be giving up in a conference game, but this “rivalry” has been one sided for the last three decades or so as Florida’s won 32 of the last 33 meetings between the two sides and 22 of those 32 wins came by double-digits. The case you could make for Kentucky is that the last three meetings have either seen a one possession loss for the Wildcats or a win. The problem is that the Kentucky offense has been non-existent for the most part over the last month over anyone not named Vanderbilt and if the Crimson Tide can beat Kentucky by 60, surely the Gators could win by 30+ with an offense that’s scored 38 or more points in each of their games this season. I’ll lay the points with Florida at home in this spot.