TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
#388 KENTUCKY (+1) over Tennessee at 7 PM EST
After getting beat up on the SEC road and suffering its first two straight up losses of the season, Kentucky will return to Kroger Field and take care of business against visiting Tennessee on Saturday evening. The Volunteers enter this matchup off back-to-back losses to No. 13 Mississippi and No. 4 Alabama and they’ll be in trouble once again matched up against this frustrated Wildcats bunch.
The history in this series is certainly noted. UK holds a dismal 5-36 SU and 13-28 ATS record in the last 41 meetings. Last year, head coach Mark Stoops and his boys traveled to Knoxville as a 6.5-point underdog and won outright 34-7. Don’t be surprised if the Wildcats duplicate that performance in Lexington this season. When playing at home, Kentucky has been worth a wager lately posting a proud 20-5 SU and 15-7 ATS mark in its last 25 games. In this run priced competitively as an underdog or a short favorite of -6 or less, the ‘Cats improve to a sound 12-4 SU and 11-2 ATS. Finally, in their last seven SEC wars, the Wildcats hold a respectable 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS record.
Since the start of the 2016 regular season, Tennessee has been a below average football team inking a feeble 33-35 SU and 23-39-2 ATS record. The road hasn’t exactly been kind to the Volunteers either. On foreign soil, UT owns a soft 13-34 SU and 19-25-3 ATS record in its last 47 games. In this run fighting a foe that is not rested, the Vols fall to a disgraceful 9-30 SU and 15-23-1 ATS including a nasty 1-20 SU and 6-14-1 ATS if their opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .750 or better. Lastly, when coming off a pointspread loss, Tennessee holds a pitiful 7-19 SU and 8-16 ATS record including a rough 2-9 ATS in their last 11 in this role priced as a favorite or an underdog of +4.5 or less.
Yes, the Cats have not won back-to-back games over the Vols since 1976-77. However, in front of a sellout crowd at Kroger Field, Coach Stoops will lean on a defense that has allowed an average of only 20.8 points and 335.5 total yards per game this season to get this win and cover. Take Kentucky. Thanks and best of luck, Tom
TOM’S 12-1 ATS NCAA FRIDAY NIGHT STEAMROLLER
Off a 1-1 Thursday that served up a payday on Indianapolis in the NFL and a blemish on Louisiana in College Football, Stryker is back on Friday with one Best Bet that will deliver the cash. A nearly perfect 12-1 ATS angle supports this money-maker along with a solid 57-29 ATS trend. Grab Tom’s NCAA Friday Night Steamroller for $30.