Kentucky was a losing pick early last season, failing to cover the spread in its first five lined contests and going 6-10 against the spread en route to a 21-12 overall record that ended with a first round loss in the NIT. The Wildcats are doing a little better at the outset of this season, sitting 6-1 in the W-L column and 2-3 ATS, but they've shown signs of vulnerability the past two weeks, turnovers a big part of the trouble.
The Kentucky Wildcats will get a chance to improve on both
the straight up and spread records Sunday when
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The Wildcats turned it over 17 times to the Spartans, or
else they might still be sitting atop both polls instead of No. 3/4 by the
writers and coaches respectively.
A nearly 40-point margin of victory over Robert Morris masked 15 turnovers in what was a sloppy performance otherwise, and while the 'Cats cut the mistakes down vs. Cleveland State, they struggled to find the basket and needed a strong second half to escape with a 7-point win against the Vikings who were 24.5 point underdogs.
Another problem has been long-range shooting where
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The lone loss was to
It's only the second time