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Kentucky Basketball ATS: Will this Season be Better than the Last?

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For those of us who may like to put a little action on the Cats, last season’s against the spread stats were mixed. The 2018-19 Wildcats covered the spread 20 times out of 37 games. If you bet on the Cats every game to cover the spread, you would have come out on top more than 50% of the time, which is pretty reliable. However, the Cats did go on some lengthy streaks of not being able to cover.

The Cats had three losing streaks against the spread of three games or longer during the season. The longest dry spell came between February 26th with the Arkansas game and ended when the Cats defeated Alabama at home on March 15th, 73-55. There were also three winning streaks against the spread with a long win streak of eight games between Jan. 15th at Georgia and ended when the Cats took an L to LSU at home on Feb. 12th. Basically, betting on the Cats was a rollercoaster last season that thankfully ended in a positive record covering the spread.

This season’s team is relatively young with five freshmen making up the 2nd ranked recruiting class in the country, a grad transfer, plus two new walk-ons. The Cats are going to have to fit a lot of things together quickly. Will they be able to beat last year’s record of 20-17 when it comes to the spread?

Sound off in the comments with your takes!

Article written by Jonathan Howard

19 Comments for Kentucky Basketball ATS: Will this Season be Better than the Last?



  1. Kentucky Hoops
    4:10 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Game against Alabama was in the SEC tourney not home



  2. Righteous1
    4:28 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Not with this coach. This team will not be as good as last year’s team. More like the year they lost to Bruce Webber and Kansas State. They will still have NBA draft picks on the biggest day of the year.



    • 4everUKblue
      4:44 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      You really should find a coach you like and follow that team, no one will even know you left BBN. Either that of stop your whining.



    • nocode96
      7:33 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      His mom likely grounded him today 4ever, cut him some slack, he’s prolly only getting like 3 bags of Cheetos a day now. Plus, she likely took away his erotic anime fan art. He’s too dumb to realize what Cal has done and continues to do for this university. He’s not even on your level, so don’t bother trying to reason with him, it won’t work.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:18 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Nailed it!



  3. VirginiaCat
    4:40 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    I predict that this year will be similar to last year, up and down. Youth and inexperience is hard to handicap.



    • Looother
      7:24 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Agree…



    • 4everUKblue
      8:19 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Wow, Loother agrees with you, might want to take a look at that.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:56 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Start of the Second Tour with Cal. Ten More Years.
      Suck it up, fellas… ha ha ha ha ha.



  4. UKFanSC
    4:42 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    The step-function improvement of the SEC over the past 3 years has made conference play lethal…..particularly on the road. As a young team we will likely drop 4-6 league games and split the high profile out-of-conference games. We will never get an easier path to the Final Four than last year. Calipari’s system is based on player development and NBA Draft slots…..championships are byproducts if they happen.



  5. lexslamman
    4:44 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Down year. Double-digit losses.



  6. JT55
    5:02 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Worse. Very thin frontcourt that will struggle throughout the season. Sweet 16 is my guess.



  7. Underdog
    5:15 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Why should fans care about this topic? I mean really.

    Are there so many gamblers out there who give a flying fart?

    Tell me a reason why these stats matter.



    • UKFanSC
      5:23 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Well , speaking for myself I find venturing a guess on how the team will do seems pretty normal. I don’t bet on games so that was not my motivation.



  8. jimlowe7
    8:49 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    I say we will go 23-17 vs spread and make Championship Game (don’t know if we win or lose but I say we hang #9 pretty soon!)



  9. Righteous1
    12:40 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I see that I was able to elicit responses from 3 of my biggest fans. Remember, when you point a finger at me then there are 3 fingers pointing back at yourself.



    • Bluehender
      7:05 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      You don’t have any fans.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:23 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      I wasn’t pointing a finger at you, I was showing you a finger.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:25 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Cal’s here for 10 more yrs at least so it looks like you’re going to be miserable for a while. LOL!