KENTUCKY Odds: Schedule, Matchups, & Stats

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March 21, 2024

Kentucky Schedule

Date Opp Close Result ATS/OU
Nov 6, 2023 New Mexico State -15.5 / 142 Won 86-46 Won / Under
Nov 10, 2023 Texas A&M-Commerce -29 / 143 Won 81-61 Lost / Under
Nov 14, 2023 Kansas +7 / 147.5 Lost 84-89 Won / Over
Nov 17, 2023 Stonehill -38 / 146 Won 101-67 Lost / Over
Nov 20, 2023 Saint Joseph's -15 / 152 Won 96-88 Lost / Over
Nov 24, 2023 Marshall -19 / 157.5 Won 118-82 Won / Over
Nov 28, 2023 Miami (FL) -6 / 164 Won 95-73 Won / Over
Dec 2, 2023 UNCW -18 / 151.5 Lost 73-80 Lost / Over
Dec 9, 2023 @Penn -13.5 / 152.5 Won 81-66 Won / Under
Dec 16, 2023 North Carolina +1 / 164.5 Won 87-83 Won / Over
Dec 21, 2023 @Louisville -14.5 / 155.5 Won 95-76 Won / Over
Dec 29, 2023 Illinois State -20 / 149.5 Won 96-70 Won / Over
Jan 6, 2024 @Florida +3.5 / 171.5 Won 87-85 Won / Over
Jan 9, 2024 Missouri -11.5 / 159.5 Won 90-77 Won / Over
Jan 13, 2024 @Texas A&M +2.5 / 156 Lost 92-97 Lost / Over
Jan 17, 2024 Mississippi State -6.5 / 157 Won 90-77 Won / Over
Jan 20, 2024 Georgia -14 / 163 Won 105-96 Lost / Over
Jan 23, 2024 @South Carolina -5.5 / 156 Lost 62-79 Lost / Under
Jan 27, 2024 @Arkansas -6.5 / 162.5 Won 63-57 Lost / Under
Jan 31, 2024 Florida -8 / 171 Lost 91-94 Lost / Over
Feb 3, 2024 Tennessee -1 / 158.5 Lost 92-103 Lost / Over
Feb 6, 2024 @Vanderbilt -10 / 151.5 Won 109-77 Won / Over
Feb 10, 2024 @Gonzaga -4.5 / 170.5 Lost 85-89 Lost / Over
Feb 13, 2024 Ole Miss -8.5 / 162.5 Won 75-63 Won / Under
Feb 17, 2024 @Auburn +8.5 / 165 Won 70-59 Won / Under
Feb 21, 2024 @LSU -6 / 163.5 Lost 74-75 Lost / Under
Feb 24, 2024 Alabama -3 / 176 Won 117-95 Won / Over
Feb 27, 2024 @Mississippi State +4.5 / 156 Won 91-89 Won / Over
Mar 2, 2024 Arkansas -13 / 164.5 Won 111-102 Lost / Over
Mar 6, 2024 Vanderbilt -18 / 161.5 Won 93-77 Lost / Over
Mar 9, 2024 @Tennessee +7.5 / 167.5 Won 85-81 Won / Under
Mar 15, 2024 Texas A&M -6 / 160.5 Lost 87-97 Lost / Over
Mar 21, 2024 Oakland -13.5 / 160 Lost 76-80 Lost / Under

Betting on the Kentucky Wildcats

Because of Kentucky’s long history of success, it has often played the role of the villain in college basketball. Whether the Wildcats garner more love or hate is tough to say.

Regardless, people love to bet on teams in the spotlight, and Kentucky is almost always in it.

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball History

Kentucky’s most dominant run came a long time ago. Coach Adolph Rupp led the program to four national championships between 1948 and 1958.

Rupp’s tenure lasted through 1972, but he and the Wildcats would not win another title despite being highly-ranked most of the time.

In 1978, Kentucky brought home its first championship in the post-Rupp era. Joe B. Hall coached the team to a 30-2 record in just his sixth season.

In the ‘90s, the Wildcats were crowned twice in three years under two different coaches.

First, Rick Pitino led the team to a championship, and a 34-2 record, in the 1995-96 season. Pitino’s team returned to the championship game the next year where they lost to Arizona in overtime.

The following season, Pitino left for the NBA. The team then hired Tubby Smith, and Kentucky won another national title.

Unfortunately, and reasonably, for Smith, it was downhill from there. He was fired in 2007 after spending 10 seasons in Lexington.

In 2009, Kentucky hired Memphis’ John Calipari, and he helped Kentucky regain a grip on its college basketball notoriety.

Calipari specialized in bringing in elite high school talent like Anthony Davis, John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, and many more.

In 2012, Davis led the Wildcats to their eighth championship.

In 2015, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker led Kentucky to a 38-0 record before falling in the Final Four to a veteran-laden Wisconsin team.

Betting on the Wildcats in Kentucky

Despite playing host to the Kentucky Derby, one of the most popular betting events in the country, the Kentucky legislature has not yet legalized sports betting.

In January of 2022, Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer proclaimed his support for legal sports betting in the Bluegrass State.

His support will likely go a long way, with many believing 2022 is the year for Kentucky legalized sports betting.

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Thayer even stated that without legalization, Kentucky risks becoming “an island” surrounded by states with legal sports betting options.

If legal sports betting comes to fruition in Kentucky, betting on the Wildcats against their in-state rival, Louisville, might look something like this

·        Kentucky -10.5

·        Louisville +10.5

In this situation, the Wildcats are big, 10.5-point favorites over the Cardinals. If you wanted to back Kentucky on the spread, you’d need at least an 11-point victory.

If Kentucky won this game by fewer than 11, or lost, your wager would settle as a loss.

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