Kentucky football fans who signed up for the numerous sports betting apps offering promotions before online betting went live in the Bluegrass State on Thursday likely have bonus bets to use over the next week.
Want to bet some of that promotional money on the Wildcats’ game against Florida? Here are five bets of note available on various apps.
What is the spread for Kentucky versus Florida football game?
As of Friday, Kentucky was a one-point favorite over the No. 22 Gators. Since snapping the 31-game losing streak to Florida in 2018, Kentucky has won three of the last five games in the series. Five of the last six games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less. Florida was the higher ranked team in each of Kentucky’s last three victories in the series.
What is the over/under for points scored in Kentucky versus Florida?
The over/under for combined points in the game was 45, as of Friday. In a matchup of two strong defenses and inconsistent offenses, the under looks tempting. The last three games in the series have all featured less than 45 total points. Florida ranks 18th nationally in scoring defense (13.5 points per game). Kentucky ranks 21st (15.5 points per game).
Who will score first in Kentucky versus Florida?
DraftKings offers odds on 27 options for the first touchdown in the game. Among the more interesting Kentucky options are a defensive or special teams score (+2500) and tight end Brenden Bates (+3500). The Wildcats’ defense has scored three touchdowns in four games. Wide receiver Barion Brown also scored a touchdown on a kickoff return in the opener. Bates has scored just two touchdowns in 49 collegiate games, but it is not difficult to imagine a scenario where he gets a target in a red zone situation, especially if tight end Josh Kattus misses a second consecutive game due to injury.
How many passing yards will Devin Leary total versus Florida?
Caesars and DraftKings set the over/under for Devin Leary passing yards at 223.5, but FanDuel has the number slightly lower at 216.5. Leary passed for at least 241 yards in each of the first three games but had his worst game of the season last week in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt with 205 passing yards. Florida has held its opponent to 165 passing yards or less in three of four games. The lone exception was Tennessee, which totaled 287 passing yards in a loss.
How many receiving yards will Dane Key total versus Florida?
Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel have the over/under for Dane Key receiving yards set at 43.5. Key topped that total on one play against the Gators a year ago with a 55-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Key has topped 43.5 receiving yards in two of four games this season. Five players have totaled at least 43.5 receiving yards against Florida this season. Kentucky has already tallied five passes of at least 40 yards this season. Key caught one of those.