Kentucky football game Saturday: Kentucky vs. Georgia odds and prediction for Week 7 game

Josh Ali of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Josh Ali of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Kentucky football once again is in the limelight this week still undefeated after six games but this week faces the nation’s No. 1 ranked team Georgia in Athens and here are the odds, as well as a prediction for the Wildcats and Bulldogs.

We have reached the halfway point of the season and if you had Kentucky football undefeated at 6-0 and vying for sole possession of the first place in the Southeastern Conference East stand up and take a bow.

Come on now you wanted to believe it could happen but did you truly fair and square definitely predict them to be 6-0 and 4-0 in the SEC East tied with Georgia?

I myself did. My thoughts for the season were 10-2 with Kentucky taking losses at both Georgia and Mississippi State. There is a chance I may interchange Tennessee with State but let’s wait till after these next two weekends.

For now, it’s No. 11 Kentucky heading to Athens Georgia to tangle with the top-ranked Dawgs at 3:30 pm. EST for sole bragging rights and a pretty clear path to the SEC Championship.

Kentucky (6-0, 4-0) hasn’t started a season like this since 1950 unbeaten after 6 games and getting all the love on the sports channels. They haven’t quite wowed all the voters in the coaches and AP poll yet setting in at No. 11 in each.

The Wildcats played their best and most complete game of the year and in recent memory mauling LSU last Saturday 42-21. That coming on the heels of muzzling Florida the previous week 20-13.

Both atmospheres were electric at Kroger Field in each game but now it’s on the road to play “between the hedges” at Sanford Stadium in front of most likely a capacity crowd of nearly 93,00 people. It is the ninth-largest stadium in the NCAA.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops isn’t fooled by much and is always the realist. No fluff, no coach speak just the facts. On Monday he reiterated the same philosophy of each week this season.

"“We’re going to need to play our very best. We’re worried about ourselves and our preparation. If you want to continue to play in big games, take care of what’s in front of you.”"

Georgia (6-0, 4-0) has rolled over every team it has played since the opening week 10-3 win over Clemson. They have not now allowed a team to score more than 13 points in any game so far.

Can the Wildcats find a way to stun the top-ranked Dawgs?

Just ask Texas A&M they did it last week shocking then No. 1 Alabama 41-38.

ESPN is bringing thier Game Day to Athens as is the SEC Network.

As I said last week in my predictions of the LSU game there are dreamers, realists, and believers.  I was a believer last week this week the scale tends to tilt in the favor of dreamer for this game.

Kentucky vs Georgia Odds Week 7

The Week 7 betting odds on WynnBET currently have Kentucky as a minus -22.5 point underdog. The under/over currently sits at 44.5. As for the Moneyline Kentucky is listed at +1,000 while Georgia is plus +2,000. They have Georgia over under points at 34, while UK is at 10.5.

Looking at the straight-up facts.

  • Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread this season.
  • Georgia is 5-1 against the spread this season.
  • In head-to-head games, Georgia leads the series 60-12-2.
  • In Lexington last year Georgia topped Kentucky, 14-3 on Halloween.
  • The last UK win was in 2009 in Athens when Rich Brooks’ team won 34-27.
  • Kentucky is 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games facing the Dawgs
  • In the Wildcat’s last six road outings the total has hit the under five times.
  • Big Blue is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six SEC games.

Kentucky vs Georgia Predictions Week 7

Kentucky has played so well this season but I think Georgia will be just too much this week. Kentucky needs to come away injury-free, regroup during the bye the following week and come ready to tangle with Mississippi State on October 27.

Thus far scoring hasn’t been a real issue with Kentucky who averages 31 points per game due to a powerful running attack of Chris Rodriguez and Kavosiey Smoke that racks up an average of 214.2 yards on the ground which is 24th in FCS. Georgia has averaged 39 points a game this year.

But this game I believe will be more about the defense. Kentucky ranks No. 31 in team defense, allowing just 17.5 points per game. Their six opponents have only been able to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and an average of 111.5 total rushing yards.

Unfortunately, Georgia rarely lets teams sniff the goal line much less change the scoreboard from zero allowing a paltry 5.5 points a game.

If Will Levis and company have hopes of winning they must find a way to far exceed that number.

The problem with that is that Georgia has outscored Kentucky 35-3 in the past two meetings combined. We have to look back to 2018 to find the last UK touchdown to go up on the scoreboard in the 34-17 loss.

This is where the realist in me shifts more to the dreamer side. Don’t get me wrong I am not completely ruling this UK team out of the game. They have the talent and have displayed they can go toe-to-toe with any foe.

As much as I would like to take them to win my prediction for the week is Georgia is much the better team still, but Kentucky will cover. Final score – Georgia 35, Kentucky 17. 

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