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?
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