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Kentucky opens as double-digit underdog vs. Auburn

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People just keep sleeping on these Wildcats.

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We all knew the Kentucky Wildcats would be underdogs in Week 1 vs. Auburn. However, it’s surprising to see the Tigers have opened as double-digit favorites in this matchup.

According to Circa Sports, the Tigers are 10-point favorites in this SEC Week 1 clash.

The Tigers certainly have a lot of potential to be special this season, but Kentucky does too. And while the game is at Auburn, the crowd capacity has been reduced to 20% capacity this season, so it’s not like it will be a full stadium that’s rocking and making it hard for Kentucky’s offense to operate.

As long as Kentucky has the majority of its roster able to go Saturday, there’s no reason for the Cats to be anything more than a touchdown underdog.

Even though the Wildcats are double-digit underdogs, the 10 points is actually the second-lowest spread for the SEC in Week 1. Only South Carolina vs. Tennessee (-3) has a smaller spread.

SEC Week 1 Odds