NCAA Basketball

Sports Betting Tips – Fade the Kentucky Wildcats…Sort Of

John CalipariWhile most people are focused on the Super Bowl odds while the NFL betting season winds down, most people haven’t noticed what the Kentucky Wildcats have been able to accomplish with new head coach John Calipari.

For the last few years, the Wildcats were bumbling. Their legacy was being tarnished by a number of coaches who simply weren’t able to live up to the expectations in Lexington after Tubby Smith.

This year, though, Calipari has hit the floor running and the Wildcats are 17-0. They are just one of two remaining undefeated teams in all of college basketball and his hiring has already paid dividends. His former team, Memphis, is sliding down while the Wildcats are already the best team in the SEC – if not the nation.

They are No. 2 in the polls and now that they into conference play, the general perception is the Wildcats might have a chance to run the table. When it comes to the BCS conferences in football, the SEC is arguably the toughest and most competitive. When it comes to basketball, the SEC simply does not compare. If the Wildcats were in the Big East, Big Ten or Big Ten, nobody would be talking about a potential perfect season. In the SEC, some people think it’s possible.

Not that this is the best of betting tips, but here it is: Kentucky will not be perfect at the end of this regular season.

That doesn’t mean that this team won’t be a very serious contender in March Madness , or that this team can’t make the Final Four, it just means that they will lose in the regular season.

For starters, the Wildcats are very young. Secondly, conference play is always tough.

Against Georgia, there were a dozen lead changes between the two teams before Kentucky outlasted them. In their second league game, the Wildcats outlasted Florida with a late run.

The college basketball odds will likely favor Kentucky in a lot of contest but they won’t be perfect. Keep in mind that this team has played just two true road games all year long to this point.

With road trips to LSU, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee still left on the to-do list, at least one loss will come before the tournament.

It’s still be a fantastic year for Kentucky and this team is for real. This is their best start since 1965-66 and while it’s impressive, they won’t be perfect.

Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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