Kentucky Against the Field: Can Anyone Beat the Wildcats?
Surprise! The Kentucky Wildcats are the odds-on favorite to win the national championship. In fact, after the brackets were revealed Sunday night, the Wildcats opened up at even odds to win this year's big dance.
Kentucky is no longer at even odds. Now that the dust has settled, the Wildcats have fallen to 11-10 odds -- what a drop.
Regardless of their Vegas odds, Kentucky is the undisputed favorite to win it all, and our numbers agree.
According to our handy dandy NCAA March Madness Game Simulator, no team has better than a 33.9% chance to beat the undefeated Wildcats. Needless to say, that includes the Wildcats' first-round matchup with the 16 seed Hampton Pirates.
The Pirates have just a 0.12% chance to best the Wildcats in the Round of 64 and, conservatively, they might lose by 30 points.
We all could have guessed that, but which teams have the best chances of knocking off Kentucky in the tournament? And why?
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