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Kentucky vs. Florida picks and best bets for Week 2

The Wildcats and Gators meet in The Swamp. We break down the SEC East opener for both teams.

NCAA Football: Utah at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The battle for second place in the SEC East beings on Saturday, when the Kentucky Wildcats travel to the Swamp to play the Florida Gators. The nation fell in love with Florida last week’s upset over the Utah Utes. This will be a matchup of top quarterbacks prospects in Will Levis for Kentucky and Anthony Richardson for Florida.

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

SP+ Rankings

Kentucky: 11 overall, 31 offense, 10 defense
Florida: 26 overall, 23 offense, 35 defense

Injury update


RB-Ramon Jefferson-Out (undisclosed)


LS Marco Ortiz- Out (upper-body)

TE Arlis Boardingham- out (Upperbody)

Jaydon Hill- Out- (Lowerbody)


Against The Spread

Kentucky: 1-0 ATS
Florida: 1-0 ATS


Kentucky: Over 0-1
Florida: Over 1-0

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Florida -6
Total: 51.5
Moneyline: Florida -225, Kentucky +190

Opening line: Florida -4.5
Opening total: 52.5


89 degrees, 9 MPH wind, 10% chance of rain

The Pick

Kentucky +6

The Wildcats are an experienced team led by Levis, and although it’s a night game in the swamp six points seem like a trap. Florida had a nice emotional win against Utah, but can you expect them to get up again? That remains to be seen. Florida hasn’t covered in its last six games as a favorite. Levis and Richardson will go at it this week in a preview of top-10 quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft. Kentucky took care of business last week and will do enough to cover the spread if not win the game outright this week.

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