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Butler faces Tennessee on the hardwood

The No. 15 Butler Bulldogs will hit the hardwood against the Tennessee Volunteers for the first time since the 2008 NCAA Tournament as the schools meet in matinee college basketball betting action on Sunday.

Tennessee topped Butler 76-71 as a 4.5-point favorite on the college basketball odds in their second-round matchup at the 2008 NCAA Tournament in an OVER result for totals bettors. The Bulldogs beat the Volunteers 56-44 as a 6-point underdog in their prior meeting in November 2006.

Butler Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Tennessee Volunteers in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Sunday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Butler Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Tennessee Volunteers are 3-3 overall and 0-5-1 ATS, while the Butler Bulldogs are 8-1 and 6-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Tennessee boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Butler is 3-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 98-rated Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 6-ranked Butler Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Butler Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 178-ranked scoring average of 65.67 PPG, against a Butler Bulldogs defense rated No. 9 and allowing 54.22 PPG. The Tennessee Volunteers FG% has averaged 43.24% to date this season, less than the Butler Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs blew out Kennesaw State on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-51 win at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Volunteers grabbed a 65-64 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Josh Richardson at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Butler Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends

Butler is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Butler is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Butler is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Butler is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler at Indiana, Saturday, December 20th
Tennessee at North Carolina State, Wednesday, December 17th

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