Guess which coach has the worst record against the spread

Drew Franklin08/30/18


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Mark Stoops has Kentucky playing its best football in a long time. The Cats are riding back-to-back seven-win seasons with a second and third-place finish in the SEC East in each of those years. This year, Stoops says he has his best squad yet. Against the spread, though; Stoops isn't doing so hot. In fact, Stoops has the worst record against the spread of all college football coaches over the last five years. From ESPN:

Best ATS record over past five seasons

1. Baylor's Matt Rhule: 39-22-0 ATS 2. Iowa State's Matt Campbell: 36-21-2 ATS 3. Wake Forest's Dave Clawson: 37-23-1 ATS 4. Duke's David Cutcliffe: 36-23-2 ATS 5. Minnesota's P.J. Fleck: 30-19-0 ATS

Worst ATS record over past five seasons

1. Kentucky's Mark Stoops: 24-36-0 ATS 2. Arizona's Kevin Sumlin: 24-35-1 ATS 3. East Carolina's Scottie Montgomery: 6-17-1 ATS 4. Hawaii's Nick Rolovich: 6-17-1 ATS 5. SMU's Sonny Dykes 19-29-0 ATS

If you've gambled on Kentucky, you didn't need me to tell you that. But a win's a win and Stoops has been doing enough of that the last couple years. Hopefully he'll do even more of it in the months ahead. Moral of the story here: Don't bet on UK to cover.

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