Free NCAA Football Prediction: Gators vs. Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 5
(3-1) Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats (4-0)
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Kroger Field, Lexington, KY
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Gators -7.5, Wildcats +7.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Gators -310 Wildcats +260
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 55
Two teams from the SEC East will be facing off when the Florida Gators visit the Kentucky Wildcats.
Both of these teams are coming off of wins in week 4.
The spread got as high as the Gators -8.5, but that has gone down a full point. The total has remained at 55.
Florida has gotten off to a solid start in 2021.
After a tough loss to Alabama, the Gators did a good job of bouncing back last week against Tennessee. They beat the Volunteers 38-14. The game was close at halftime, but it quickly got out of hand.
Emory Jones was sharp on Saturday. He was 21/27 for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. He will look to keep up that success on Saturday.
The defense continued their good play a week ago. Aside from the Alabama game where they allowed 31 points, the most points this unit has allowed is 20 points. I expect them to play very well against this offense of Kentucky.
Nobody is really talking about them, but Kentucky has quietly had a good season so far. I do not think many had them starting off the year 4-0.
The Wildcats took care of business on the road against South Carolina with a 16-10 a week ago. Although it was not pretty, they walked away with a win. They will look to be more powerful on offense on Saturday.
Will Levis went 15/22 for 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. He will have to be much sharper against Florida if they are going to win this game.
The running game was the key to their offense a week ago. Chris Rodriguez ran the ball 26 times for 144 yards. I am sure he will get lots of touches against Florida. The leading receiver was Jalen Brooks. He had 4 catches for 63 yards.
The defense did a good job handling the South Carolina offense. They will face a much bigger challenge this week when going against that powerful Florida offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Florida is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
- Florida is 19-1 SU in their last 20 games against Kentucky.
- Florida is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
- Florida is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games on the road against Kentucky.
- Kentucky is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games at home against Florida.
- The total has gone under in 13 of Kentucky’s last 19 games played against an opponent in the SEC.
- Kentucky is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games played in week 5.
- The total has gone over in 6 of Kentucky’s last 9 games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I like Florida to win straight up here.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick: Florida SU
Not many people are giving Kentucky much of a chance here, but I am not going to just go ahead and assume that the Gators will crush them. I would not be surprised at all if the Wildcats keep this game close and competitive. I do not feel great with either team covering the spread. The play that I feel best with is Florida to win straight up. The hook has me a little hesitant, so that is why I am avoiding the spread here. Florida is the better team and I think as the game goes on, they can take over and win. One key advantage they have is the quarterback. I look for Emory Jones to have a solid game and lead this team to a win. Give me the Gators here.
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