On Saturday, a pair of SEC rivals will meet in an early season matchup that could have a lot of impact in determining how the East Division shapes up when the Kentucky Wildcats take a trip to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium where they’ll face off against the Florida Gators.
Kentucky earned a historic win in this series last season, beating the Gators in Lexington for the first time since 1986. But now Florida looks rejuvenated under 1st year coach Billy Napier, whose debut included an upset win over then-No. 7 Utah.
One of the most important things to keep in mind for this match is that Kentucky won’t have Chris Rodriguez running the ball as he serves a suspension, a stroke of luck for the Gators. Rodriguez’s absence was felt in Week 1 against Miami as the Wildcats mustered just 50 rushing yards for a mere 1.9 YPC average.
Will Levis had minus-18 on the ground, which cut into that average, but UK’s top 3 backs combined for 58 total. Florida allowed 230 on the ground from Utah, but that was a group led by star Tavion Thomas, and Kentucky doesn’t bring anyone like that into this game.
On the other side, the Gators piled on 283 ground yards and 4 TDs while averaging over 7 per touch against a very good and physical Utah run stop as they were led by quarterback Anthony Richardson. Florida can create space for its backs and, when combined with tempo, is tough to stop. 3.
The Florida quarterback was efficient passing against Utah, going 17 of 24 and didn’t have a turnover. Anthony Richardson is the first FBS player since Adrian Martinez to have an 80-plus yard run and a 75-plus yard pass in 1 game. Kentucky’s front seven will try to challenge Richardson, but it’s definitely going to be a tough task to do.
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Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators Game Information
- Date: 09/10/2022
- Time: 07:00 PM ET
- Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL.
- How to Watch Kentucky vs Florida: ESPN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Kentucky vs Florida Betting Lines
Kentucky is +185 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $185. On the other side, Florida is -225 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $44.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Kentucky at a 35.09% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Florida have 69.23% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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