Many online sportsbooks are currently sitting the Kentucky football win total at 7. In the eyes of most fans, that’s disrespectful, as the Wildcats will bring back one of the most deep, talented and experienced teams of the Mark Stoops era.
Let’s just say bettors are hitting their win total, which opened half a win lower at 6.5, making Kentucky one of the most bet overs in college football. They joined Ole Miss and NC State on the list.
The Action Network accumulated the most bet overs and also noted the most bet unders which featured Nebraska, Alabama, and Michigan.
CFB Win Total Insights @BetMGM— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) August 23, 2021
Most bet overs
• Ole Miss
• NC State
Most bet unders
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Under head coach Mark Stoops, the Kentucky football program has been revived. That’s one huge reason why betting this over makes sense.
Recent history would also tell you it’s a good bet. While they won just five last season, Kentucky has notched at least seven wins in four of the last five seasons. They’ve won a bowl game in three straight seasons as well.
Kentucky is also bringing in Will Levis to be the team’s starting QB. Having spent a few seasons at Penn State after being a 3-star recruit coming out of college, Levis should be expected to produce instantly.
Not losing many pieces on the edge with two seniors in their receiving corps, the Wildcats will have an experienced unit offensively.
Kentucky was recently ranked the seventh-best team in the SEC. That said, skepticism can be alive on this bet, as only four teams in the SEC notched seven wins with most teams playing between 9-12 games.
In this more structured season given the impact of Covid-19 last season, the conference should have a chance to return to its full-fledged dominance.
With Kentucky expecting a solid showing, seven wins is likely a hit, but don’t put your life savings on it.