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Governors open as college hoops underdog vs Volunteers

Austin Peay GovernorsTennessee Volunteers
Dec 10, 12:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Austin Peay pays a visit to Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to send the Volunteers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee will face the 1-9 Governors, who own a 2-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 4-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Governors are 6-2 favoring the OVER.

View Austin Peay vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tennessee opened as 12.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 96-ranked Volunteers and the No. 320-rated Governors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-64 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Governors rank No. 173 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.6 per game. That compares with Tennessee’s No. 84 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee is college basketball's No. 21-ranked team at 8.7 per game, while the Governors rate No. 332 with 3.7 per game.

Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.6 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

Austin Peay won its last outing, an 86-82 result against Arkansas State on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Austin Peay earned an 86-82 victory over Arkansas State on Monday, getting 22 points from Josh Terry at Winfield Dunn Center.

Tennessee was a 61-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Tennessee suffered a 61-56 loss against Pittsburgh on Saturday, getting 13 points from Cameron Tatum in a losing effort at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Arkansas State are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing College of Charleston are 1-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Governors at Volunteers trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games at home
Tennessee is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Austin Peay home to Rochester College, Saturday, December 17
Tennessee at College of Charleston, Wednesday, December 14