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Line released for Tennessee vs. Kentucky

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Tennessee has suddenly won three of its last four and is threatening for a bowl bid. They’ll have to keep their winning way going in the final three games of the regular season, needing to win two to get to six wins.

The Vols will finish with Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt after handling UAB 30-7 on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium.

Next up — a trip to Lexington to take on the Wildcats.

Tennessee picked up one of their two ranked wins last season in this spot, dominating Kentucky 24-7. The Wildcats aren’t quite what they were last year after losing Josh Allen and Benny Snell. They sit at 4-4 on the year in the midst of a rollercoaster of a season.

Kentucky nearly knocked off Florida at home early in the year before Kyle Trask’s dramatic comeback off of the bench. They followed that up with a loss to a bad Mississippi State team, then they were dominated by South Carolina. They bounced back with a close win over the SEC’s worst team in Arkansas after that.

Just when you thought Kentucky might be headed for a bad season, they came back to life with a 29-7 win over Missouri, who has really struggled over the last few weeks.

An open date to get healthy could really help Kentucky, which could see the return of quarterback Sawyer Smith this week. That’s a storyline we’ll be following as the week goes on.

The oddsmakers out west like Kentucky in this one — barely.

Tennessee and Kentucky will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night on SEC Network.