Menu Close

2020 March Madness Odds: Super Early Look into the Future

Tread Gently with Kentucky

Kentucky had a successful 2018-19 effort, placing with a 30-7 record en route to an Elite Eight berth before falling to Auburn in overtime. Undoubtedly head coach John Calipari will possess the Wildcats playing at a high level, but he will need to enter the season with rather a different appearance. Four of Kentucky’s starting five will be likely to graduate or be drafted into the NBA since Reid Travis is an old and P.J. Washington, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro will likely be going pro.
All isn’t lost, however, since the Wildcats have already done a good job recruiting for the upcoming season, procuring two 2019 McDonald’s All-Americans, shooting guard Tyrese Maxey and little forward Khalil Whitney. I expect sophomores Immanuel Quickley and E.J. Montgomery to lead the charge and will work well with the incoming freshmen. With their brand new appearance, I’d be hesitant to put a bet on this club in +500 at this point.
Kansas Could be Well-Balanced and Experienced
Kansas had an extremely intriguing 2018-19, showing flashes of brilliance along with being ranked in the top five in the AP survey for eight months, including 2 weeks at the top spot. Overall, the Jayhawks finished the year with a 26-10 record, falling to Auburn from the Round of 32. Kansas was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team as it arrived to house and away splits, going a perfect 16-0 in Allen Fieldhouse but only 3-8 in true road games — quite confusing results.
The Jayhawks needed to battle losing guard Lagerald Vick for the summer in early February. He’s a senior and will not be back . Junior center Udoka Azubuike and only nine matches played with in 2018-19. However, Kansas, despite those huge holes in the frontcourt and backcourt, nevertheless had a Round of 32 look. The Jayhawks should be feisty this upcoming season as I do not anticipate Azubuike to be drafted and Vick will be their sole loss, so chances of +2000 provide decent price.

Read more:

Leave a Reply