..

NCAAB: Kentucky Wildcats Favored in SEC Battle

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Jan/27/2009

The Kentucky Wildcats are the only undefeated team in the SEC as they get ready to play at Mississippi tonight.

Sportsbook.com has Kentucky (16-4, 10-4 ATS) as a nine-point favorite with a Total of 142.5. ESPN will have the coverage starting at 7 pm ET.

After another sluggish start to the regular season, the duo of Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson has sparked the Wildcats, and the rest of the team has found a rhythm in being role players and doing their respective jobs.

Kentucky is ranked for the first time in 15 months and their unmerciful half-court defense can really bottle up the opposition, with teams shooting 36.4% against them. The ‘Cats are 16-6 ATS in conference conflicts the last two years.

Mississippi is 8-2 and 4-2 ATS at Tad Smith Coliseum, despite losing their three best backcourt players before the turn of the calendar. In the first two weeks of this season, the Rebels lost a pair of guards, sophomore Trevor Gaskins and junior Eniel Polynice, to knee injuries.

Chris Warren, the team's leading scorer last season as a freshman, tore the ACL in his left knee on December 18th.

Mississippi (10-9 and 9-6 ATS) doesn't impress anyone, other than the coach by hustling and giving everything they have, being stripped of so much talent. The Rebels are 9-0 ATS in home games when playing against teams with a win percentage of 60-80% after 15 or more games.

Coach Billy Gillispie's Wildcats are 8-2 ATS after playing a game as a favorite and 6-0 ATS in road games after one or more consecutive wins this season.

Mississippi has lost three SEC games in a row, though has covered the latter two on the road. The Rebels are 7-0 ATS in home games after two or more consecutive Overs over the last three seasons.

Kentucky has beaten Ole Miss nine straight times (6-3 ATS) and has taken four of five at Oxford with three covers, with the Wildcats owning the all-time series lead 95-11.

---

Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

 

StatFox Power Line - Kentucky by 10

Sports News

Is MyBookie Legal in North Carolina?

Is MyBookie Legal in North Carolina?

MyBookie is a popular online sportsbook that is accessible from North Carolina  At this time they are not endorsed by Gambling911.com.  Instead, we recommend Jazz Sports, in business since 1996.

Where Can I Bet Sports Near Toledo?

Where Can I Bet Sports Near Toledo?

Betting on sports from the Toledo area can be done using the BetUS website.  They offer an amazing welcome bonus (max bonus $2500).

Can I Bet Sports on FOX Bet Online From Alabama

Can I Bet Sports on FOX Bet Online From Alabama

While you may see advertisements and news stories about FOX Bet (the soon-to-launch betting app from Fox Sports and the Stars Group), betting on this app or website is prohibited from the state of Alabama.

Is Bovada Legal From Utah

Is Bovada Legal From Utah

While Bovada may be legal to bet with from the great state of Utah, there are indeed much better options, including BetUS, which offers a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $2500).

Is MyBookie Legal in Alabama

Though MyBookie.ag is not licensed in the state of Alabama, there is nothing that makes placing a bet here explicitly illegal. 

Syndicate