How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Kentucky College Football Over The Last Ten Years?

How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Kentucky College Football Over The Last Ten Years?
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As a die-hard fan of any sports team, it’s tempting to “put your money where your mouth is” and blindly bet your squad every game. This is a dubious betting strategy to say the least, especially when picking against the spread, as Vegas is quite adept at calibrating their lines.

But let’s say you did put $100 bucks down on every college football game the University of Kentucky played over the past decade — would you be up or down money betting on the Wildcats? BetKentucky.com - your home for Kentucky sports betting - has the answer.

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Spread Betting History of Kentucky Football (Following an $100 Bettor Record)

We here at BetKentucky.com looked at the against-the-spread (ATS) record of the Kentucky Wildcats’ college football team from 2013 to 2022 (via the website TeamRankings.com). 

Then we figured out what a bettor's profit/loss would be if they’d placed a $100.00 wager on Kentucky at the standard -110 odds for every game over a span of three, five, and ten years.

Span Money Won/Loss
Past 3 Years (2020-2022) – ATS Record: 20-16-1 $363.64
Past 5 Years (2018-2022) – ATS Record: 36-26-1 $672.76
Past 10 Years (2013-2022) – ATS Record: 61-63-1 -$754.49

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Betting on Kentucky Wildcats Football Results

Kentucky bettors have not been well compensated for their loyalty over the past decade. The $12,500 one would have “invested” by wagering $100 on each game yielded a loss of just about 6%. In contrast, the S&P 500 went up over 200% across the same period — another reminder of the importance of responsible gambling (and compound interest).

Nevertheless, recent years have been more lucrative, with the 5 and 3-year horizon both profitable for bettors.

The upward trend can be reasonably attributed to Head Coach Mark Stoops, who arrived in Kentucky ahead of the 2013 season. Despite a slow start — going 2-10 in his first year, and failing to surpass the .500 record until 2016 — Stoops has run out a winning football team 6 of his 10 years behind the Wildcat bench. 

The best year for Kentucky over the past decade came in 2018, as the Wildcats went 10-3 and wrapped up the season as the 12th-ranked team in College Football. This of course was the season Outside Linebacker Josh Allen recorded 17 sacks en route to winning the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award. Kentucky’s all-time sack leader to this day, Allen would subsequently be drafted 7th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Their best season against the spread in the past ten years, however, actually one year later in 2019 when they went 10-3 ATS.

After finishing up the 2021 season 2nd in the SEC, with another 10-3 record, and as the 18th ranked CFB team in AP polling, last season’s 7-6 record was a disappointment. Although betters can find some solace in their 8-5 performance ATS. 

In terms of the season ahead, the addition of quarterback Devin Leary via the NCAA transfer portal has excited many in Big Blue Nation. And the Wildcats have a great opportunity to come out of the gates hot, with a relatively easy start to the season — including three straight home games against the likes of Ball State, EKU, and Akron. After that, the level of competition ratchets up significantly. On October 7th, Kentucky will compete in a road match-up with the current AP number one ranked Georgia Bulldogs on October 7th. They’ve also got a date with Alabama at home on November 11th.

Kentucky will wrap up its season on November 25th against bitter rivals Louisville.

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Jeff Parker is a writer for BetKentucky.com. A writer for film, television, and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with an actual Masters Degree in Popular Culture. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he works full-time as a documentary filmmaker and producer.

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