March Madness betting fans will once again see Kentucky “Dance” this spring as it looks as if U of K will be the leading favorite with the March Madness odds. Kentucky’s March Madness betting credentials were enhanced on February 13 when they beat Tennessee in a top ten showdown 73-62 as the Wildcats covered the March Madness odds as a 9.5-point college basketball gambling home favorite.
The win improved Kentucky’s March Madness betting record to 24-1 straight up and 12-11 against the spread. John Wall was the star for Kentucky in their win over Tennessee as he had 24 points. Wall has led Kentucky this season with 17.1 points per game and 6.2 assists per game.
Freshman Eric Bledsoe also starred for Kentucky with 16 points in the second half. Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl was impressed with Wall. “John Wall is great,” said Pearl. “He plays effortlessly. He’s got a high basketball IQ. Wall was able to slice and dice us and did what he wanted to do.”
Kentucky’s March Madness betting strength will be their offense, which is one of the most explosive in all of college basketball. The Wildcats ranked 8th in the nation for scoring and 5th overall for rebounding. Their defense was ranked in the upper third of the national standings and will also be a March Madness betting asset.
Kentucky trailed Tennessee 52-50 midway through the second half before they asserted their March Madness betting superiority down the stretch. Kentucky led the Southeastern Conference East Division with Vanderbilt in second place. The two teams will meet at Vandy on February 20 in another key March Madness betting test.
Kentucky has been up and down as far as March Madness betting board value is concerned as 12-11 against the spread overall and 5-5 against the number from January 9 through February 13. Kentucky was also trending over the total as of late with 11 out of 16 games going over the total from December 12 through February 13.