2014 Record: 5-7
2015 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 6.0*
I was impressed with the strides that Mark Stoops made with this Wildcats program last year. Their record (5-7) may seem unimpressive. But upsets at Florida and over South Carolina, as well as tough games with Miss State and Missouri, showed that this team is improving. They also came woefully close to bowl eligibility, losing to Louisville 44-40 on the last day of the season.
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Unfortunately, I'm not sure how much this team is going to build on last year's near-miss. They have only five guys back on offense and will be starting as many as six freshmen and sophomores on that side. Nine players return on defense, and they could have eight seniors lining up on that side. But they were just No. 93 in scoring and No. 75 in total defense last year.
We will find a lot about Kentucky in their opening month. They will be facing revenge-minded opponents at South Carolina and Florida in September. Kentucky does have four straight home games (and a stretch of five of six at Commonwealth Stadium from Sept. 19-Nov. 6).
Kentucky's win total seems high given their personnel losses. But they basically have three gimme games against Louisiana, Eastern Kentucky and Charlotte. However, do we see Kentucky winning more than three SEC games? I don't, even with their home-loaded schedule.
I think Kentucky will get to five wins again this year. But I don't see them getting to seven. This would be a low-risk play because I think the best-case scenario is a 'push,' so I would play Kentucky 'under'.
2015 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 Louisiana TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015 at So Carolina TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Sep 19th, 2015 Florida TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Sep 26th, 2015 Missouri TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015 Eastern Ky TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Thu, Oct 15th, 2015 Auburn TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 at Miss State TBA Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Fi
Sat, Oct 31st, 2015 Tennessee TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015 at Georgia TBA Sanford Stadium
Sat, Nov 14th, 2015 at Vanderbilt TBA Vanderbilt Stadium
Sat, Nov 21st, 2015 Charlotte TBA Commonwealth Stadium
Sat, Nov 28th, 2015 Louisville TBA Commonwealth Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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