Michigan is Favorite in College Football Week 1 Odds vs. Florida

Kentucky Vs Florida Week 2 Winning Picks

Written by on September 6, 2016

Kentucky fans gotta be infuriated by the manner in which their team chocked up in Week 1. Leading the game 35-10 by half-time, it looked like the Wildcats were going to start their season in an emphatic winning fashion over Southern Miss. Come the second half, the Wildcats were blanked to the tune of 34-0, earning Southern Miss a surprising 44-35 win over UK. That is certainly not the kind of result the Wildcats needed ahead of their rivalry game against the Florida Gators, a team that has dominated the Kentucky since time immemorial. Can the Wildcats clean up their act and fight for an unlikely upset over Florida, or will the Gators extend their splendid dominance over Kentucky? Read on as we briefly preview this game, complete with free online college football odds.

In Depth Analysis On The Wildcats Vs Gators Week 2 Winning Picks

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL When: Saturday, September 10, 3:30 PM ET TV: CBS Live Stream: CBS Sports Network NCAAF Lines: Florida (-16), OVER/UNDER 47.5  

Why Bet on Kentucky

After imploding against Southern Miss, it is totally understandable if you are wary about banking on Kentucky Wildcats on this game. But on a positive note, the Wildcats did put up 35 points in one half, showing the ability to put score, while the defense also held its own quite well in the first half as well. Should the Wildcats play in the same way, a possible cover of the spread could be books for the visitors.

Why Bet on Florida

The Gators have been one of the best teams in the SEC, going 10-2 SU in their last 12 home games, a key reason they are heavily favored for the win here. More than that, the Gators have incredibly won 29 straight games against Kentucky, which ranks as the longest active winning streak between two opponents in the nation. As a possible point of concern, though, the Gators were far from fluent in their offense last week, winning 24-7 over UMass and failing to cover the spread as -34.5 favorites. A much better output, especially from the offense, will thus be needed if Florida is to win big and cover this game’s huge point spread.

Expert NCAAF Picks and Predictions

While I have no doubts about Florida’s ability to win this game, I happen to think that the Gators’ iffy offense will allow Kentucky to cover the spread. The Florida Gators own an 8-1 ATS mark in their last 9 meetings vs. Kentucky, and that’s nothing to bluff with. But Kentucky has a good-enough offense that can make a game out of the Gators, hence allowing the Wildcats to take the points.

Predicted Final Score: Florida 26, Kentucky 16

Recommended Pick: Kentucky (+16)