Kentucky Football: Week 4 SEC Picks and Predictions

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 08: Benny Snell Jr
LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 08: Benny Snell Jr /

The Kentucky football game against the Florida Gators headlines another week of big games in the SEC. Let’s make our picks and predictions for these games.

The SEC has given us no shortage of excitement thus far in the college football season. From hail mary’s to Kentucky football possibly making a big return this season, the season has kept us on the edge of our seats.

With a lot of big games slated in week 4, the same should be expected. From a bulldog match-up to a team trying to end a losing streak, this week should be exciting. It’s time to make my picks for all of the SEC games on the slate in week 4.

We’ll begin with the obvious games, and not go into much detail. Tennessee should and will beat UMASS in solid fashion. Also, South Carolina will bounce back from the loss to Kentucky to beat Louisiana Tech. Now, let’s get into the bigger games.

Syracuse @ LSU (-21)

LSU took a hard loss to Mississippi State last week, and showed a lot of their weaknesses. While they don’t look like a very good team this year, a win against Syracuse should come pretty easily, especially in Baton Rouge.

Auburn (-17.5) @ Missouri

I don’t expect Auburn to cover the spread against a weak Missouri team. Missouri’s defense has proven to be one of the worst in the SEC, but Auburn’s offense is no stronger. Expect a slow game, with a lot of turnovers.

Texas A&M @ Arkansas (-2.5)

Home field advantage will help Arkansas to jump out to an early lead on the Aggies. With Kevin Sumlin’s job basically on the line, though, he will get his team hyped up enough to go on the road and beat the Razorbacks in a high scoring affair.

Alabama (-18.5) @ Vanderbilt

Be careful with this spread. If you’re into betting, I wouldn’t assume Bama will cover this one. Vanderbilt has a strong enough defense to slow down Jalen Hurts. The Commodores offense is strong enough to keep them in it through 3 quarters, but the Tide win by two touchdowns.

Mississippi State @ Georgia (-4.5)

Mississippi State looked great against LSU last week, but don’t expect to strike gold twice. Playing between the hedges will help Georgia prove that they’re the second best team in the SEC, and bring Mississippi State back down to earth.

Florida (-1.5) @ Kentucky

Finally, the game we’ve been waiting for. Can the Cats end the 30-year losing streak? Can Kentucky take full control of the SEC East? The answer is yes, and here’s why:

Florida has almost no offense. They will struggle to get anything going against a strong Kentucky defense. While the Gators’ defense is great, Benny Snell has been remarkable over the past two years, and will continue it on Saturday. Expect Kentucky football to take a huge step with a win on Saturday night.

Alabama is still the clear favorite to win the SEC in total, but there may be a new favorite in the East after this week. Kentucky will take care of Florida and emerge as the favorite (alongside Georgia) to win the SEC East and take on Alabama in the SEC championship game.

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It may be early in the season, but Cats’ fans have a lot of reason to be excited about Kentucky football. A win on Saturday would help them to legitimize their football program, probably put them in the top 25, and put the entire nation on notice.