Bookmakers expect strong results from the Kentucky Wildcats (7-2), assigning them the 10th-best odds among all college basketball teams to win the national championship at the end of the 2023-24 season, at +2000 on the moneyline.

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The Wildcats are against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Tip time is slated for 5:30 PM ET on Saturday, December 16. There are currently no odds set for this matchup.

Kentucky NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +2000 10th Bet $100 to win $2000
Preseason +1600 4th Bet $100 to win $1600

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Kentucky Team Stats

  • Kentucky averages 90.6 points per game (seventh in college basketball) while giving up 72.4 per contest (210th in college basketball). It has a +163 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 18.2 points per game.
  • Kentucky has a 7-1 record in games it was listed as the favorite, and has yet to win (0-1) when listed as the underdog.

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Kentucky Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 0-1 | Q2 Record: 1-0 | Q3 Record: 2-1 | Q4 Record: 4-0
  • Kentucky has tied for the 32nd-most Quadrant 2 victories in the nation (one).
  • When facing Quadrant 3 opponents, Kentucky is 2-1 (.667%) -- tied for the 16th-most wins.
  • Against Quadrant 4 teams, Kentucky is 4-0 (1.000%) -- tied for the 31st-most wins.

Quadrant records are based on computer rankings, not NCAA NET rankings. Here's what they mean: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, Neutral vs 1-50, Away vs 1-75 | Quadrant 2: Home vs 31-75, Neutral vs 51-100, Away vs 76-135 | Quadrant 3: Home vs 76-160, Neutral vs 101-200, Away vs 136-240 | Quadrant 4: Home vs 161-plus, Neutral vs 201-plus, Away vs 241-plus

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Best Kentucky Players

  • The Wildcats' scoring leader is Antonio Reeves, who contributes 18.0 points per game.
  • Adou Thiero paces Kentucky with 6.4 rebounds a game, and Rob Dillingham leads the squad with 4.9 assists per outing.
  • Reeves is the top three-point shooter for the Wildcats, hitting 2.8 per contest.
  • Reed Sheppard leads the team with 3.0 steals per game. Tre Mitchell collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace Kentucky.

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