Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
The Cats are off to an uncharacteristically good start, and the Patriots are off to an uncommonly bad start. After a loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday you have to wonder, how New England would look if they had to line up against an SEC opponent every week? While the Patriots struggle, Kentucky has one of the best running backs in the country and we struggled to find someone who could name a single back on New England’s roster. On paper these teams seem pretty even, the Cats have a better record but the Pats have played a slightly tougher schedule. We decided to run the numbers and found that Kentucky actually has a fairly substantial advantage.
We couldn’t find anyone in Vegas offering odds on the hypothetical game but if we were going to guess, we’d say Vegas would have the Cats at about -10.5.