For some reason nothing seems to capture the imagination of the college basketball betting crowd so much as the prospect of a team going undefeated for an entire season. After all, it’s been nearly forty years since the Bobby Knight coached Indiana Hoosiers ended their perfect season with a NCAA title.
That was the last time such a feat has been accomplished and it may never be duplicated again.
Currently just one team, the Kentucky Wildcats remains perfect in the 2009-2010 NCAA odds season. First-year coach John Calipari has his group of young men playing as well as any team in the country during their perfect 18-0 start to the season.
The team, currently ranked #2 in the country will no doubt be the top team in the new polls, thanks to the Kansas State’s defeat of the previously undefeated Texas Longhorns earlier in the week.
Led by freshman (and likely top pick in ’10 NBA the draft if he leaves early) John Wall this team is deep, athletic and well conditioned. Wall is averaging 17.9 ppg and 8 apg, among the best ratios in the country. He’s backed up by All-American Patrick Patterson, another lottery pick, and DeMarcus Cousins whose 15 ppg and 9.3 rpg make him a likely first round pick as well.
But the real question is: can this team remain perfect?
Not likely. For one, this team plays in the ultra competitive SEC conference where any college basketball betting team can win on any given night. The team still has four games remaining against ranked teams, including two against a very dangerous #8 Tennessee.
This is a great team, but not good enough to put together a perfect season.