March Madness bet history of Kentucky goes all the way back to the days of legendary head coach Adolf Rupp, who began the Wildcats March Madness betting tradition as its known today. New head coach John Calipari has the Wildcats positioned for another big March Madness bet run as they were ranked either first or second in various national polls while dominating the Southeastern Conference March Madness betting race as the top team in the East Division.
Kentucky’s latest addition to their March Madness gambling resume was a strong 58-56 win at Vanderbilt on February 20 as 1-point road chalks. Vandy had a March Madness bet record of 20-5 straight up and was in second place in the SEC East. It was a hostile March Madness bet environment that was ideal training for the Big Dance yet to come.
With their win over Vanderbilt, Kentucky improved their overall March Madness bet record to 26-1 straight up and 14-11 against the spread. The Wildcats enjoyed their best March Madness bet value on the road where they were 5-2 against the board.
Kentucky was peaking for March Madness bet action at just the right time as from February 6-February 20 they were 4-1 against the spread. Their only March Madness bet straight up blemish was on January 26 in a 62-68 loss at South Carolina as 7-point road chalks.
Kentucky is one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the nation as they ranked 11th nationally for team scoring. Their defense was in the upper third of the country for points permitted. John Wall is the sparkplug of the Kentucky attack as he was the Wildcats leading scorer with an average of 17 points per game.
Wall also led Kentucky in assists with 6.2 per game. DeMarcus Cousins was a solid “Windex Man” as he cleaned the glass for an average of 10.1 rebounds per game. Kentucky is also a young team, which means that their “Dance Shoes” will likely be needed for years to come!