The countdown is officially on. We are less than 12 weeks until the Kentucky Football team opens the 2019 season at Kroger Field against the Toledo Rockets.
With the date approaching quickly, multiple sports books are beginning to release the opening numbers as to who is favored in the season opening contest.
The SportsBook in Las Vegas has Kentucky opening as a 13-point favorite against the Rockets.
Last season, Kentucky finished 6-7 against the spread and 2-5 at home. I am admittedly the last person that you should take gambling advice from, in fact I’d highly recommend Matt and Drew’s “Free Money” podcast that will come out in the fall for more informed advice.
At first glance, I would be worried about the 13 points. One thing that Mark Stoops’ teams have been consistent about is starting the season opener with a game that is closer than it probably should have been.
Other notable lines include Notre Dame as a -19 point favorite over Louisville (take the points all day there right?), Auburn as a 2.5 point favorite over Oregon and Alabama as a 31.5 point favorite over Duke.