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Kentucky Vs Northwestern Odds - Music City Bowl Prediction

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Music City Bowl Prediction - Kentucky vs Northwestern Football Odds


When: Friday, December 30, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Where: Nashville, TN - LP Field

Who: Kentucky Wildcats vs Northwestern Wildcats

There are going to be a whole bunch of Wildcats on display at the Music City Bowl this year with Kentucky and Northwestern both coming to Nashville.

It's almost shocking to think of Northwestern as a Top 25 team at the end of the season. The Wildcats started off the year at just 2-3, and they were absolutely manhandled by all three of Duke, Wisconsin and Purdue.

But then the Big Ten West kicked in, and Northwestern never looked back. The team did win three overtimes games in succession against Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska, so there was a degree of luck for sure involved.

That said, not only did Northwestern finish off the year with seven straight wins, but it covered all seven games as well.

Kentucky started off the year with three straight wins, and a win at South Carolina had the club thinking about the SEC East title. In fact, the Wildcats were in the SEC East race this year all the way until November 18 when they were trashed 42-13 "Between the Hedges" at Georgia, but next year figures to be the season which UK can take that next step.

This is a big moment for Mark Stoops' men. The Wildcats haven't won a bowl game since the 2008 Liberty Bowl, and they haven't beaten a Power Five team in a bowl game since knocking off Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl. A victory over Northwestern would be massive.

Northwestern has three straight bowl appearances under its bowl now. A win would give the Wildcats a 10-win season for the second time in three years and tie it for their best record since going to the Rose Bowl in 1995.

Music City Bowl Prediction - Kentucky Wildcats vs Northwestern Wildcats

Opening Line: Northwestern -7

Preview: How much do you believe in bowl guarantees? Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. said to a Kentucky basketball crowd that his team is going to win the Music City Bowl against Northwestern. “We going to Nashville. We’re going to get this W. I promise,” Snell said. Snell is the nephew of Matt Snell who played for the New York Jets in Super Bowl III against the Baltimore Colts, in a game that quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed the Jets would win. The Kentucky Wildcats play the Northwestern Wildcats in the Music City Bowl on Friday, December 29 on ESPN. Continue...

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Who will win the Music City Bowl?

The Music City Bowl kicks off on Friday, December 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET, with a exciting match-up of teams from the SEC and an ACC or Big Ten team play in Nashville, TN. at LP Field.

Betting odds on two of the country's most competitive college football programs look to close out college football season with a coveted postseason victory at LP Field in Nashville.

LP Field is also the home of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, the Tennessee State Tigers and the CMA Music Festival. LP Field holds a capacity of more than 69,000 sports betting fans.

College Football fans should expect to see some tough defense and excellent athleticism in this year's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl betting no matter which teams are featured.

These two conferences traditionally hoard the best athletes in College football and the game could boil down to a few outstanding plays made by individual efforts.

But whatever the case may be, the Music City Bowl betting should a very exciting betting affair.

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One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.

Motivation is a big key factor when it comes to looking at college football bowl betting lines, we also have to look at other things.

Schedule strength, turnovers, recent form, and overall team power ratings are things to consider as the bowl games begin. You also want to take the individual game odds into consideration.

Music City Bowl History

The first Music City Bowl game was played in Vanderbilt Stadium its first year, then moved into the newly-opened Adelphia Coliseum, which is the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans. It matches a team from the Southeastern Conference against an at-large team.

In early 1997, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Sports Council began discussions with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) about hosting a post-season college Bowl game.

There were several reasons that factored into the discussions: Nashville is known as a destination city, its easily accessible to a majority of universities in a number of conferences, and a brand new stadium was being built for a new NFL franchise, the Tennessee Titans. Furthermore, Nashville is one of the best cities in the country for hospitality and entertainment.

Known as Music City, Nashville has several opportunities to offer the college football fan, university administrator, corporate sponsor, and local resident. After taking these points into consideration, the Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Nashville Sports Council decided to take on the challenge and the Music City Bowl was born.

Later in 1997, the Bowl aligned itself with several partners to ensure its success. The Bowl signed a four-year agreement starting in 1998 with ESPN to broadcast the game nationally. In 1998, a four-year agreement was signed with the SEC. In 1999, the Big East Conference agreed to a three-year deal to send a team to the Music City to take on the SEC.

In 2000 the Bowl took a new direction signing a four-year deal with the BIG TEN Conference to replace the Big East starting with the 2002 game. The SEC further extended their existing contract through the 2005 game.

Recently the Bowl has had some major accomplishments adding to its success and has solidified its position as one of Nashville's most important events. Gaylord Hotels (a division of Gaylord Entertainment Company and one of Music City's largest companies) agreed to serve as title sponsor of the Bowl for multiple years. Furthermore, Bridgestone, a locally headquartered international company officially became the Presenting Sponsor of the Bowl in 2003. In addition, the Bowl and ESPN inked an agreement for ESPN to broadcast the Bowl through 2008.

Music City Bowl Past Results

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Score
30 Dec. 2013 Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17
31 Dec. 2012 Vanderbilt 38 NC State 24
30 Dec. 2011 Mississippi State 23 Wake Forest 17
30 Dec. 2010 North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27
27 Dec. 2009 Clemson 21 Kentucky 13
31 Dec. 2008 Vanderbilt 16 Boston College 14
31 Dec. 2007 Kentucky 35 Florida State 28
29 Dec. 2006 Kentucky 28 Clemson 20
30 Dec. 2005 Virginia 34 Minnesota 31
31 Dec. 2004 Minnesota 20 Alabama 16
31 Dec. 2003 Auburn 28 Wisconsin 14
30 Dec. 2002 Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14
28 Dec. 2001 Boston College 20 Georgia 16
28 Dec. 2000 West Virginia 49 Mississippi 38
29 Dec. 1999 Syracuse 20 Kentucky 13
29 Dec. 1998 Virginia Tech 38 Alabama 7

Listed below are links to each NCAA Football Bowl Game

CELEBRATION BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ABC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State
NEW ORLEANS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Troy vs North Texas
CURE BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Georgia State vs Western Kentucky
LAS VEGAS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State
NEW MEXICO BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Marshall vs Colorado State
CAMELLIA BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama  Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State
BOCA RATON BOWL Dec. 19, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida Akron vs Florida Atlantic
FRISCO BOWL Dec. 20, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas SMU vs Louisiana Tech
GASPARILLA BOWL Dec. 21, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Temple vs Florida International
BAHAMAS BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas UAB vs Ohio
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho Wyoming vs Central Michigan
BIRMINGHAM BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama Texas Tech vs South Florida
ARMED FORCES BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas Army vs San Diego State
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama Appalachian State vs Toledo
HAWAI'I BOWL Dec. 24, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i Fresno State vs Houston
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas Utah vs West Virginia
QUICK LANE BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Duke vs Northern Illinois
CACTUS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 10 p.m. ET on ESPN Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Kansas State vs UCLA
INDEPENDENCE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana Florida State vs Southern Miss
PINSTRIPE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Boston College vs Iowa
FOSTER FARMS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California Arizona vs Purdue
TEXAS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas Texas vs Missouri
MILITARY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Virginia vs Navy
CAMPING WORLD BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech
ALAMO BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Stanford vs TCU
HOLIDAY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California Michigan State vs Washington State
BELK BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina  Wake Forest vs Texas A&M
SUN BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 2 p.m. ET on CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas NC State vs Arizona State
MUSIC CITY BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee Kentucky vs Northwestern
ARIZONA BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET on CBS Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona Utah State vs New Mexico State
COTTON BOWL CLASSIC Dec. 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas USC vs Ohio State
TAXSLAYER BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12 p.m. ET EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida Louisville vs Mississippi State 
LIBERTY BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee  Iowa State vs Memphis
FIESTA BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Washington vs Penn State
ORANGE BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida Wisconsin vs Miami
OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Michigan vs South Carolina
PEACH BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Auburn vs UCF
CITRUS BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 1 p.m. ET on ABC Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Notre Dame vs LSU
ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 5 p.m. ET on ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia
SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama 
NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 8, 2018 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia TBD vs TBD

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