What are the college basketball odds for Tennessee vs Kentucky?
Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Kentucky vs. Tennessee spread: Wildcats -2.5 KY: Oscar Tshiebwe has at least 14 rebounds in 15 consecutive games. TN: Josiah-Jordan James is averaging 15.2 points in his past four games.
Is it worth it to play Tennessee vs Kentucky?
TENNESSEE +2.5 (-115) is worth playing very lightly. This is going to be a close game, perhaps decided by a buzzer-beater. That’s how evenly matched these teams are. Kentucky is just a little deeper, and F Oscar Tshiebwe will be the difference-maker that he usually is.
How did Tennessee basketball keep up 5-game winning streak against Kentucky?
A big burst in the second half got Tennessee by Mississippi State 72-59 to keep up a five-game winning streak and make it a 10-1 run since the start of February. That includes a dominant 76-63 win over Kentucky.
What is the over/under for Kentucky basketball at UT Vols?
With Kentucky being home, the favorite in a game that gets close and determined by tosses from the charity stripe, there is a sliver of room to operate with KENTUCKY -4.5 (-112). The Over is 5-1 in the Vols’ last six games against winning teams.
Who’s favored to win Kentucky or Tennessee?
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Wildcats as a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Kentucky vs. Tennessee odds, and the over-under for total points is 138.
Who is favored in the Kentucky game?
Kentucky is a 17.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook. It is -1800 on the money line and Saint Peter’s is +850. The over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.
What’s the point spread on the Kentucky Tennessee game?
Tennessee vs. Kentucky spread: Volunteers -1.5. Tennessee vs. Kentucky over-under: 140 points.
What’s the spread on the Kentucky basketball game?
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt spread: Wildcats -10.5. Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt over-under: 142.5 points.
Can St Peter beat Kentucky?
On Thursday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks basketball team defeated the mighty Kentucky Wildcats in overtime by a score of 85-79. That’s a No. 15 seed beating a No.
What percentage of Kentucky picked wins?
30%: About a third of brackets picked the Wildcats to reach the Final Four. They were the most popular pick to win the East Region, even over No. 1 Baylor.
How many times has Kentucky beat Tennessee in basketball?
Overall, Kentucky and Tennessee have met for a total of 232 times and Kentucky has the winning advantage of 157–76.
Is Ky out of the tournament?
The Kentucky Wildcats are out of the NCAA Tournament after losing to 15-seed Saint Peter’s in the first round.
Will Vanderbilt make March Madness?
After a three-year postseason drought, Jerry Stackhouse and the Vanderbilt Commodores have been awarded an at-large bid to the annual National Invitation Tournament. For the first time since 2017, the Vanderbilt Commodores (17-16) will play postseason basketball.
Where is the Tennessee and Kentucky basketball game being played?
Tampa, FloridaLocation: All games this week will be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Online Stream: WatchESPN, ESPN+, the ESPN app, or use a free trial of fuboTV. Radio: UK Sports Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt.
Why Kentucky can cover
The Wildcats had their best offensive performance of the season in their first meeting with Tennessee as they hit 68 percent of their field-goal attempts. Freshman guard TyTy Washington Jr. led the way, scoring a career-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting. He’s questionable for this one, however, after injuring his leg against Florida.
Why Tennessee can cover
The Volunteers are coming off their fourth consecutive victory, a 73-64 home triumph over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Freshman guard Zakai Zeigler was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and finished with a team-leading 16 points off the bench.
How to make Tennessee vs. Kentucky picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 143 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine .
Tennessee at Kentucky odds, spread and lines
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Tennessee has the better defense; Kentucky has the better offense. But there are some hidden areas where some betting leverage can be had.
No. 22 Tennessee Volunteers vs No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats Predictions and Picks
There is a reason these two teams are ranked so close to each other. They both have high-scoring offenses and very similar defenses. Of course, Kentucky shoots a little better and scores a little more, but other than that, they are very similar.
Why Might the Tennessee Volunteers Win?
Kentucky is a better team, but Tennessee can win this game. Tennessee has a strong starting lineup with an efficient backcourt of guards Santiago Vescovi and Kennedy Chandler. Tennessee scores well, so they need to focus on their weaknesses to win this game. The Volunteers need to focus on creating turnovers and grabbing defensive rebounds.
Why Might the Kentucky Wildcats Win?
I have said it before, and I will say it again. Kentucky is the better team. However, they are only a little better. Kentucky needs to take Tennessee seriously as an opponent. If they want to do that, they will need to get offensive rebounds and defend the outside shot.
Volunteers Key Player: (G) Santiago Vescovi
Guard Santiago Vescovi is not a star in college basketball, but he is an efficient player and a talented scorer. Vescovi averages 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 steals on 41.6% shooting.
Wildcats Key Player: (F) Oscar Tshiebwe
Unlike Santiago Vescovi, forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a star in college basketball. He hits 62.7% of his shots and plays a little over 29 minutes a game. The Congolese big man is the best player on this Kentucky team and is vital to their success.
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Why Kentucky Will Win
If we’re really doing this ranking thing based on the right now, no one’s playing better than Kentucky.
Why Tennessee Will Win
Tennessee bounced back from the loss to Texas to crank out four straight solid, dog-day wins that got it right back on track.