While 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.
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.
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.