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Kentucky -6 against Providence


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Happy December 1st.  Football season is officially over and for me, tonight marks the official beginning of basketball season.  Yes, I am aware that basketball season officially began in October for most of the Big Blue Nation.  When the Cats’ take the floor tonight against the Friars of Providence, they do so as a 6 point favorite (5 1/2 in some books).  After two closer-than-expected games (7-point win over Cleveland State and an 18-point win over Eastern Michigan), Vegas isn’t giving Kentucky the wiggle-room that they have become accustomed to in the point spread this season.

Here is a somewhat surprising stat: dating back to last season, the Wildcats have lost their last seven games played away from Rupp Arena. This doesn’t have much bearing on this years team obviously, but I’d say it was in the back of the handicappers’ minds when they formulated this spread.

Kentucky currently sits at 2-2-1 against the spread on the season. This game should provide the second real test of the year for this youthful team.  I’ll say Kentucky covers and wins by 8 points, 76-68.

Who ya got?

 

Article written by Matt Wheatley

22 responses to “Kentucky -6 against Providence”

  1. Brute force

    6 points…?
    I didn’t even think Providence was ranked…let alone top 10

  2. Blue Jesus

    That 0-7 stat is pretty shocking… wonder when the last time that happened was?

  3. ray ray

    We had better not get off to another slow start today or could be trouble

    1. jezz

      Agreed. The constant lack of intensity worries me a lot.

  4. tuxedo park

    what was johnny shot’s spread? 35 bigguns? I say we win by 12.

  5. schwing

    cover. 13.

  6. jezz

    Please don’t start actually trying in the second half again guys…

  7. Johnny Basketball

    The game will be shown on:
    (Dish channel 150),
    (DirectTV channel 219),
    (Time Warner channel 551/969)
    (U-Verse channel 652)

    Coach Cal’s coaches show will be on FoxSouth (Dish channel 420) at 12:30pm-1pm ET today.

  8. Coach Cal

    I plan on rolling the ball out there to the best of my ability.

    1. Are You a Pro?

      Are you a professional scribe? Your post is so amazingly original and creative. Can we count on you for more posts like this in the future?

  9. steve

    cats by 40.

  10. Steve-o

    This providence team is good I watched them play they have a lot of potential… If we don’t play all 40 mins it could be a bigger struggle then I would like to see. We win by 8 80-72 go cats!

  11. floyd

    All cylinders today. Cats by 18.

  12. Cjs4

    Cats 89 – 70

  13. CatsTix

    I got row tix for the game today, section 25 row 12. $50 each, OBO. Gotta get rid of them.

    1. CatsTix

      *TWO. Stupid autocorrect.

  14. FRIARS???

    I’ve checked every ranking I can find and cant find the Friars ranked anywhere!!!. . . ONLY 6 PT favorite?? Can we not buy refs outside of Rupp???? WTF!!!!!!! PROVIDENCE????? Give me a break…..

  15. Going to the Game Tonight!

    I’m at the Hampton Inn @ LaGuardia Airport and would like to share a ride to the Barclay tonight about 6 to 6:15. Anybody? Call me at room 214. (718-672-6600)

  16. HoHey

    Does anyone know if the basic Time Warner Package will have the UK Providence game tonight?

  17. fencepost

    #15 male/female?

    1. going to the game tonight!

      male…sorry

  18. Bunny

    Cats by 9…