Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt fearless prediction and game preview.

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
Network: SEC Network

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Why Kentucky Will Win

Does Vanderbilt have any hope to complete a downfield pass?

Commodore QB Riley Neal hasn’t been right for a few weeks and missed the Florida game. Even when he’s been healthy, the offense has struggled to move, scoring more than ten points just once in the last five games.

Overall, the passing game is averaging just over five yards per throw with the combination of quarterbacks failing to complete more than 55% of their passes over the last five games.

This isn’t an Vandy offense that can come out and start scoring in bunches. Kentucky needs to start running, keep control of the clock, and take advantage of its opportunities.

UK should be able to run for 200 yards and hold the ball for at least 35 minutes. It’ll have to, because …

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Why Vanderbilt Will Win

There’s really no Wildcat passing game.

The offense is all about WR Lynn Bowden keeping things going from under center, running just effectively enough to not screw up, milking the clock, and then hoping the defense can take care of the rest.

It’s easier said than done to stop what the Wildcats are doing – slow and steady wins the race – but the O has failed to hit 100 yards passing over the last five games with just one touchdown pass in the last six outings.

It’s not just that Kentucky doesn’t do much offensively, it’s that there’s no downfield passing game to worry about, and the O doesn’t do enough when it gets its chances.

The Wildcat placekicking isn’t anything great, and the offense sputtered and struggles too much in the red zone.

Getting a point in this thing will be like pulling teeth.

What’s Going To Happen

On the plus side for Kentucky, losing to Vanderbilt would be only the second-worst/weirdest defeat by the school this week.

The Wildcat defense will come up with stop after stop, the game will grind down to a dead stop at times, and it’ll be at the exact pace both teams need it to be.

Kentucky does this better.

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Prediction, Line

Kentucky 23, Vanderbilt 13
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Kentucky -9.5, o/u: 43.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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