Online sports betting had Kentucky as the only unbeaten team left in college basketball before Tuesday’s game against South Carolina.
If they defeat South Carolina as expected they would run their record to 20-0. The offshore sports betting question then becomes can they run the table?
Online sports betting should favor Kentucky in most, if not all, of the remaining games. That does not mean they will go unbeaten though. Kentucky has some great young talent but it is young and even great teams lose games. The Wildcats have an excellent head coach in John Calipari, the best young player in college hoops in John Wall and other talented players like DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Eric Bledsoe.
Going undefeated in college basketball has been talked about before. Just a couple of years ago everyone thought that Kansas had a chance and last year it was North Carolina. Both teams lost along the way in online sports betting. North Carolina had four NBA Draft picks on last year’s team and they couldn’t run the table. Florida had five NBA Draft picks in 2007 but they lost some games in offshore sports betting.
In the past 33 years no college basketball team has gone unbeaten. Something always happens along the way to ruin a perfect year. And Kentucky easily could have lost already this online sports betting season. What does help Kentucky is that their offshore sports betting schedule is not the toughest in the country. The SEC is not the Big East or even the ACC or Big 12 in online sports betting. They have some tough games remaining but it is not like they are going to Villanova or Pittsburgh. Their remaining tough road games look to be at Mississippi State on Feb. 16, at Vanderbilt on Feb. 20, and at Tennessee on Feb. 27th. Those three teams are capable of upsetting Kentucky in online sports betting. In fact, any team on a given night can beat Kentucky but those three road games look the toughest.
If you look at the online sports betting schedule then having Kentucky lose at Tennessee is definitely possible. Losing at Vanderbilt is even more likely. Georgia is a team that could step up and bite them in offshore sports betting. Could the Wildcats run the table and be perfect this season. Yes. Is it likely? No.