Expectations are always high in Kentucky and eventually Gillespie will have the Wildcats making noise versus basketball lines but that may not happen in 2007-2008. NCAA basketball lines will be adjusted this season as Kentucky goes from Tubby Smith to Gillespie. That will impact how the team plays and their totals versus basketball lines. Losing Randolph Morris doesn’t help either. Kentucky will get better with Gillespie doing the recruiting. For now they have Patrick Patterson who may make an impact versus the NCAA basketball lines. A.J. Stewart and Morakinyo Williams also look for playing time as newcomers. Alex Legion should get some minutes in the backcourt according to NCAA basketball line experts.
Ramel Bradley, Joe Crawford, Derrick Jasper and Jodie Meeks are available in the backcourt. Bradley is very inconsistent but he did average 13.4 points and 3.8 assists according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Crawford can score but is also inconsistent according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Jasper is coming off of a knee injury, but should be at full strength and provide rebounding as well as ball handling. Meeks was the sixth man last year and could be starting this season. He averaged 8.7 points per game as a freshman according to NCAA basketball lines stats.
The frontcourt only has Perry Stevenson and Jared Carter to depend on according to basketball lines experts. Stevenson only averaged ten minutes per game as a freshman and averaged 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Carter only played in three games before dislocating his right shoulder as experts that look at NCAA basketball lines stats remember.
NCAA basketball lines experts see a starting lineup of Ramel Bradley and Derrick Jasper as the guards. NCAA basketball line experts see Joe Crawford as the third guard. Basketball lines experts see Patrick Patterson and Perry Stevenson down low. Freshman Patrick Patterson could be a big bright spot this year according to NCAA basketball lines experts. He may be one of the few bright spots in a rebuilding year for Kentucky in 2007-2008.