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College Basketball Betting: Wildcats Ready to Pounce in SEC Tournament Action

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The Kentucky Wildcats seemingly have everything going for them as they get themselves prepared for this week's SEC Tournament at the New Orleans Arena, as their NCAA basketball futures have them favored to win.
 
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The Wildcats dominated the SEC during the regular season, going a sparkling 16-0 against conference opponents en route to locking up the top seed and 4/11 favored status at the Bovada Sportsbook for this week's event in Louisiana.
 
Kentucky is also No. 1 in the country with a 30-1 straight-up mark on the season, and they're riding a 22-game winning streak into their tournament opener on Friday.
 
Kentucky won the SEC Tournament last season, thumping Florida 70-54 in that title game after getting past Mississippi and Alabama in their first two matchups.
 
The only concern with the Wildcats right now is their ability to pay off for their supporters on the college basketball betting lines this postseason; dominant Kentucky went just 13-17 against the spread this season.
 
No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 Tennessee (20/1), No. 3 Vanderbilt (6/1) and No. 4 Florida (11/2) will all be in action in second-round matchups at the SEC Tournament on Friday this week, where they'll be taking on the four winners of Thursday's opening-round contests.
 
Thursday's games are No. 8 LSU (100/1) vs. No. 9 Arkansas (200/1), No. 5 Alabama (20/1) vs. No. 12 South Carolina (300/1), No. 7 Mississippi (100/1) vs. No. 10 Auburn (200/1) and No. 6 Mississippi State (40/1) vs. No. 11 Georgia (200/1). The semifinals are on Saturday, with the championship game set for Sunday.
 
The best options for bettors in the SEC this past season were Tennessee (19-9-1 ATS), LSU (16-11 ATS), and Auburn (14-9 ATS), while the team to avoid was Arkansas (9-14 ATS). South Carolina was the best OVER wager at 16-9 on the totals this season.
 
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