Kentucky Wildcats Host Georgia on Breeders' Cup Weekend

Profile Picture: TwinSpires Staff

TwinSpires Staff

October 30th, 2018

What a weekend in Louisville and Lexington, as big betting begins at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, and continues with the biggest day in racing for Saturday’s 9 Breeders’ Cup races down the stretch at Churchill Downs. But while racing fans are enjoying the excitement and betting at the races, football fans will focus in on the SEC showcase between the Kentucky Wildcats and Georgia Bulldogs on ABC television. A national TV audience can tune in, and fans in attendance at Churchill Downs for the races will do just that as they shift between the ponies and paydirt.

Kentucky Wildcats Football Is Surging

SEC schools draw action, and this first place SEC East showdown between two 7-1 teams both 4-1 in SEC play will be huge. An expected record handle for this year’s 35th Breeders’ Cup is going to lead to a mass level of churn in the Bluegrass State. Churchill Downs will host the horse racing world championships for the ninth time on Friday and Saturday before state-wide excitement swells towards Lexington down the road for the war between the Georgia Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats. It's going to be a huge weekend for the state.

Kroger Stadium is going to be jam packed for this game as the one-loss Georgia Bulldogs need to win out in order to keep themselves in the Top-10, while Kentucky needs a high-profile victory to worm their way in to the hearts of the college football playoff committee. Stakes could not be higher and over 60,000 fans will be pushing the excitement to a whole new level.

#6 Georgia Bulldogs -10.0 at #11 Kentucky Wildcats (44.0)

Saturday, Nov. 3 –  Kroger Field – 3:30pm ET Kentucky’s defense has been dominant in allowing just 13 points per game and less than 300 yards per game this season (4.4 yards per play). Georgia’s defensive stat profile is nearly as good allowing 16 points per game and 328 yards per game (4.8 yards per game). Both Kentucky and Georgia are averaging 213 rushing yards per game on offense, and the battle in the trenches and at the point of attack will be key to this contest.

The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing just 108 rushing yards per game while Georgia is allowing 147 rushing yards per game including nearly 200 rushing YPG over their last three contests. So Wildcats running back Benny Snell will have a pretty solid shot to rush for at least 100 yards in his fourth straight SEC home game this season. If he does, the Wildcats will have a great shot to cash in, cover and potentially pull the upset.

Georgia’s offense is stronger and more balanced, rushing and passing for at least 210 yards per game with QB Jake Fromm a solid, patient pocket passer with 16 touchdown passes. But Kentucky slowed Missouri’s top-tier offense and QB Lock last week on the road in a 15-14 victory, and recall Georgia struggled and lost at LSU in its only game against a top defense in a true road game while gaining just 322 total yards.

Give me the 10-points, and add in some money line bets on the Kentucky Wildcats to win at +320 as well.

Week 10 Pick – Kentucky +10.0 / +320 ML

Fairway Jay is a professional handicapper based out of Las Vegas. He focuses primarily on the four majors along with college football and college basketball. You can follow him on Twitter @FairwayJay.