Kentucky football is on a fire and says bring it on as LSU is in Lexington on Saturday for a huge Southeastern Conference game with the Wildcats looking to go 6-0. Here are the odds, injuries, how to watch, and a prediction for the Wildcats and Tigers.
The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0) have their sites set on going 6-0 for just the fifth time in school history with the last being in 1950 after coming off an astounding 20-13 win over then No. 10 ranked Florida last Saturday in an atmosphere we hadn’t seen in Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium in a long time.
Mark Stoops has his Troops stoked, confident yet grounded in the reality of the magnitude of the LSU battle.
Big Blue Nation meanwhile is in frenzy over this team.
Kentucky fans had the stadium and Bluegrass rocking as the clock expired on Florida setting off a field rushing scene.
It could be a repeat and force Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart to get his checkbook out and cough up another $250,000 to the SEC if fans rush the field.
Everyone expects this game to be a nail-biter to the end. This has been customary for UK all season and the Cats are now used to this. The story for LSU is simply are they a caged Tiger ready to pounce or will it be the end for coach Ed Orgeron?
Kentucky football vs Florida Injury report
Kentucky had been avoiding the injury bug all season, but last week against Florida nose guard Marquan McCall and wide receiver Josh Ali each went down with injuries. Ali is expected to miss today and next week’s games. McCall will be out 5 to 6 games more than likely.
As for LSU, they are a team that is pretty well banged up and two key players suffered injuries last week as well against Auburn in its secondary. All-American corner Derek Stingley Jr. and Major Burns both will miss today’s game. The Tigers also have a bunch on the questionable list for today’s game.
Kentucky football vs LSU Odds and Betting Pick Week 6
WynnBET’s Week 6 odds have Kentucky football a 2.0 point favorite on Saturday night which has remained pretty steady all week bumping as high as 3 and settling at the current odds. The matchup also has an over/under of 51 points The Moneyline has Kentucky minus -135, while the Tigers are plus +115.
Kentucky has not had much success over the years when they meet LSU as the Tigers lead the series 40-16-1 overall, but 11 of the losses have been in Lexington.
They don’t meet as often as they used to when the divisions split and LSU went to the SEC West and Kentucky to the East. The last time was in 2014 in Baton Rouge, where the Tigers won 41-3. That is the only matchup Stoops has with the Tigers.
LSU has claimed six of the last seven meetings dating to 2000, but last time they came to the Bluegrass in 2007 they were No. 1 and three overtimes later Kentucky secured a 43-37 win.
Kentucky is much better than in years past. Those teams would have never been favored in games like this and significant underdogs. The talk would be how to get out of the game without significant injuries and not get embarrassed.
These days the confidence is running over as well as the depth. Credit that to Stoops who hopes today is another step toward total respect that he has built Kentucky as a contender and not a pretender. There are definite reasons why Kentucky can beat LSU.
I’ll stick with my prediction and say that Kentucky beats LSU 28-24.
What Channel is the Kentucky Football Game On Week 6
The Kentucky game today will be broadcast on the SEC Network at 7:30 pm.
Play-by-Play: Tom Hart
Analyst: Jordan Rodgers
Reporter: Cole Cubelic
Kentucky versus LSU Live Stream
Today’s Kentucky game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Kentucky over the airwaves
For the radio enthusiasts, our stellar team of Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst), and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio network call that can be heard at 840 AM around Louisville and in the Lexington area at both 630 AM and 98.1 FM. If you are outside these areas listen online at www.UKAthletics.com.
Kentucky’s Next Game and Schedule
Kentucky’s next game will be in Week 7on Saturday, October 16 on the road against Georgia. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next five weeks:
Week 7 @ Georgia
Week 8 BYE
Week 9 @Mississippi State
Week 10 vs Tennessee
Week 11 @ Vanderbilt