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Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt picks and best bets for Week 11

The Wildcats and Commodores meet on Saturday night with both programs on a bit of a losing streak.

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The Kentucky Wildcats got off to a hot start to the 2021 season at 6-0, but they will look to snap a three-game losing streak against the Vanderbilt Commodores, who have also seen their struggles. In the first year of a major rebuild, Vanderbilt is the lone winless team in the SEC, and they will look to avoid their fifth straight loss as home underdogs on Saturday night.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Kentucky: 51 overall, 55 offense, 48 defense
Vanderbilt: 118 overall, 120 offense, 1125 defense

Injury update


LB Jordan Wright - Questionable (ankle)


OL Michael Warden - Questionable (ankle)
QB Ken Seals - Questionable (finger)
DB De’Rickey Wright - Questionable (undisclosed)
OL Ben Cox - Questionable (undisclosed)


Against The Spread

Kentucky: 6-3 ATS
Vanderbilt: 3-6 ATS


Kentucky: Over 6-3
Vanderbilt: Over 4-5

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Kentucky: 26 overall, 32 offense, 21 defense
Vanderbilt: 58 overall, 61 offense, 45 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Kentucky -21.5
Total: 52.5
Moneyline: Kentucky -1600, Vanderbilt +900

Opening line: Kentucky -19
Opening total: 52.5


50 degrees, 8 MPH wind, 3% chance of rain

The Pick

Under 52.5

Vanderbilt is coming out of a bye week, so we should see an inspired effort from the Commodores out of the break at home. Kentucky is coming out of a game in which they allowed 45 points, and that should be corrected immediately with Mark Stoops being a defensive-minded head coach. We’ll side with the under on Saturday night.

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