On the back of a super-prospect, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have been hand-picked to dominate the NCAA circuit. Sound familiar? That’s because we saw the same thing last year. And the year before. No wonder fans never know quite what to make of their college basketball odds.
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After a disappointing 2012-13 campaign, the Wildcats have the added pressure of showing that they’re not only one of the finest collections of bluechip talent hoops fans have seen in years, but that they can stave off a repeat of last year’s train wreck of a season.
Once regarded as preseason favorites – as they are now – the Wildcats didn’t even qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2013.
Can Julius Randle accomplish what Anthony Davis could and Nerlens Noel couldn’t? He has 13/4 odds of winning March Madness according to the oddsmakers in charge of the sportsbook.
We’re not saying that the No. 2 prospect in the nation will be able to throw an underwhelming squad on his back and carry them to a title, but we’d be mighty surprised if things went half as wrong as they did last year.