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Border rivals will meet again on Saturday when the Tennessee Volunteers travel to take on the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats. This series has historically been controlled by the Vols, but Kentucky recorded a resounding 34-7 win in Knoxville last season. Tennessee has lost two straight games, but both were one-score games heading into the fourth quarter against then-No. 4 Alabama and then-No. 13 Ole Miss. Kentucky has lost two straight after starting the season 6-0.

Kickoff at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky., is set for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Vols as one-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Tennessee odds. The over-under for total points is set at 57. Before entering any Tennessee vs. Kentucky picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 10 of the 2021 season on a 28-15 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Tennessee. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Tennessee vs. Kentucky:

  • Kentucky vs. Tennessee spread: Tennessee -1
  • Kentucky vs. Tennessee over-under: 57 points
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What you need to know about Kentucky

UK came up short against the Mississippi State Bulldogs last Saturday, falling 31-17. UK was down 31-10 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Quarterback Will Levis had a tough game. Despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 5.36 yards per passing attempt.

Still, there's a lot to like about Kentucky, a team that was undefeated against the spread before last week. The Wildcats have a strong rushing attack paced by Chris Rodriguez Jr. They also have a rugged defense and an explosive receiver in Nebraska transfer Wan'Dale Robinson, who has 645 receiving yards on the year. 

What you need to know about Tennessee

Tennessee likes to move fast on offense under first-year head coach Josh Heupel. The Vols were one of the worst offensive teams in the nation last year, but they're averaging 37.4 points per game this season. Quarterback Hendon Hooker didn't win the starting job out of fall camp, however, he's since taken command of the offense. He's completing 68.7 percent of his passes this season for 1,578 yards, 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He's also run for 416 yards. 

The Vols are a bit undermanned on defense and rank 10th in the SEC with 393.8 yards given up per game. They'll be challenged by a Kentucky offense that has several talented playmakers. Tennessee has given up at least 31 points per game against every ranked opponent this year. 

How to make Kentucky vs. Tennessee picks

The model is leaning under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Tennessee vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks