We’re less than a month away from watching the best players in college hoops hit the hardwood floor. And if you’re a resident of Kentucky, then this is your opportunity to wager on in-state teams like the Kentucky Wildcats.
That’s right. Mobile sports betting launched in the Bluegrass State on Sept. 28, giving fans a chance to win big while watching their favorite programs compete.
Let’s take a look at the 2023-24 Men’s schedule for the Kentucky Wildcats, including dates and opponents. For good measure, we’ll also highlight some futures odds, such as odds to win the national title.
University of Kentucky 2023-24 Basketball Schedule
|Mon, Nov. 6||8 p.m. ET||vs New Mexico State|
|Fri, Nov. 10||7 p.m. ET||vs Texas A&M-Commerce|
|Tue, Nov. 14||9:30 p.m. ET||State Farm Champions Classic @ Chicago
|Fri, Nov. 17||7 p.m. ET||vs Stonehil|
|Mon, Nov. 20||7 p.m. ET||vs Saint Joseph’s|
|Fri, Nov. 24||7 p.m. ET||vs Marshall|
|Tue, Nov. 28||7:30 p.m. ET||vs Miami|
|Sat, Dec. 2||4 p.m. ET||vs UNC-Wilmington|
|Sat, Dec. 9||12 p.m. ET||vs Penn
Wells Fargo Center @ Philadelphia
|Sat, Dec. 16||5:30 p.m. ET||CBS Sports Classic @ Atlanta
vs North Carolina
|Thu, Dec. 21||6 p.m. ET||at Louisville|
|Fri, Dec. 29||7 p.m. ET||vs Illinois State|
|Sat, Jan. 6||12:30 p.m. ET||at Florida|
|Tue, Jan. 9||7 p.m. ET||vs Missouri|
|Sat, Jan. 13||3 p.m. ET||at Texas A&M|
|Wed, Jan. 17||7 p.m. ET||vs Mississippi St|
|Sat, Jan. 20||6 p.m. ET||vs Georgia|
|Tue, Jan. 23||7 p.m. ET||at South Carolina|
|Sat, Jan. 27||6 p.m. ET||at Arkansas|
|Wed, Jan. 31||8 p.m. ET||vs Florida|
|Sat, Feb. 3||8:30 p.m. ET||vs Tennessee|
|Tue, Feb. 6||8:30 p.m. ET||at Vanderbilt|
|Sat, Feb. 10||4 p.m. ET||vs Gonzaga|
|Tue, Feb. 13||9 p.m. ET||vs Ole Miss|
|Sat, Feb. 17||7 p.m. ET||at Auburn|
|Wed, Feb. 21||9 p.m. ET||at LSU|
|Sat, Feb. 24||4 p.m. ET||vs Alabama|
|Tue, Feb. 27||7 p.m. ET||at Mississippi St|
|Sat, Mar. 2||1:30 p.m. ET||vs Arkansas|
|Wed, Mar. 6||9 p.m. ET||vs Vanderbilt|
|Sat, Mar. 9||4 p.m. ET||at Tennessee|
University of Kentucky Key Games
Kentucky basketball games are always fun to watch, but some contests carry more significance than others. Here are the top games to pay attention to on the Wildcats 2023-24 schedule:
Kansas: Tue, Nov. 14 | 9:30 p.m. ET
The toughest game on Kentucky’s schedule occurs just three games in the regular season. Away from home, the Wildcats must battle a fellow Blue Blood in a matchup that’s labeled as the State Farm Champions Classic. If that doesn’t make you want to tune it (doubt it), then maybe college hoops isn’t for you.
Miami: Tue, Nov. 28 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Kentucky vs. Miami is part of the ACC/SEC Basketball Challenge and is an early measuring stick game for the young Wildcats. The Hurricanes are coming off their first Final Four appearance, have three starters returning, and are expected to be competitive again this season.
Texas A&M: Sat, Jan. 13 | 3 p.m. ET
Kentucky and Texas A&M have the second- and third-best odds to win the SEC, respectively. The two teams met last season where the Wildcats defeated the Aggies and ended their seven-game winning streak.
Alabama: Sat, Feb. 24 | 4 p.m. ET
Kentucky got manhandled by the Crimson Tide, 78-52, in last season’s meeting, but the rematch should look different after John Calipari brought in four top-10 recruits. Between the star talent and the revenge factor, this game is a can’t-miss showdown.
Tennessee: Sat, Mar. 9 | 4 p.m. ET
Tennessee is favored over Kentucky to win the SEC. As the Wildcats lead the all-time series (160-77) against the Volunteers, there could be some major implications with it being the final regular season game for both teams.
University of Kentucky Futures Odds
Kentucky is one of the most successful programs in college basketball. As we get closer to the season tipoff, we’ll update Kentucky’s futures odds and post them below so you can bet on them before the season starts.
We’ll also keep you up to date on the arrival of new sports betting apps during the 2023-24 college basketball season, including Circa Sports Kentucky.
Kentucky is currently to win the national championship and to reach the Final Four — right behind Duke, Kansas, and Purdue. The Wildcats are to win the SEC, behind only Tennessee and ahead of Texas A&M.