Kentucky listed as even-money NCAA tournament favorite

Monday December 29th, 2014

Kentucky is listed as an even-money favorite to win the NCAA tournament, according to sports book Bovada.

In its latest odds released Monday, Bovada lists Kentucky as a 1/1 favorite to win the tournament ahead of Duke at 15/2, Wisconsin at 10/1 and Arizona at 12/1. The sports book also lists the Wildcats at 1.5/1 odds to enter the postseason undefeated.

Kentucky has opened the season 13-0, earning wins over ranked teams including Kansas, Texas, North Carolina and, most recently, Louisville. The No. 1 Wildcats defeated the No. 4 Cardinals 58-50 on the road on Saturday.

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Kentucky will begin SEC conference play Jan. 6 vs. Mississippi. Though Arkansas is 10-2 and LSU is 9-2, no other SEC teams are currently ranked after Kentucky.

According to, the Wildcats have a 24.1 percent chance of finishing the season undefeated and are favored by at least 77 percent in each of their remaining games.

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Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison leads Kentucky with 10.3 points per game, while junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein is second at 10.1. Guard Devin Booker is third at 9.9, leading the Wildcats' highly-touted group of freshmen including forward Karl-Anthony Towns (8.2 ppg), forward Trey Lyles (7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and guard Tyler Ulis (5.8 ppg). Ulis scored a career-high 14 points against Louisville, shooting 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-4 from three-point range.

Mike Fiammetta

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