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Tennessee Volunteers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Kentucky Wildcats

The Tennessee Volunteers host Kentucky on Tuesday, looking to build on their 10-9 mark against the 17-2 Wildcats in college basketball betting action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Kentucky Wildcats in this one, their betting line was listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kentucky Wildcats have watched them go 17-2 and 12-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Tennessee Volunteers are at 10-9 and 9-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Tennessee Volunteers are 8-9, while the Kentucky Wildcats have a 13-6 mark.

The Volunteers - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee is rated No. 124 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kentucky Wildcats rank No. 8 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.95 per game. That compares with Tennessee’s No. 106 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee is college basketball's No. 218-ranked team at 6.21 per game, while the Kentucky Wildcats rate No. 136 with 7.42 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malik Monk scored 27 points leading the Wildcats to a 85-69 victory over South Carolina at Rupp Arena on Saturday.

The Volunteers grabbed a 91-74 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Robert Hubbs III at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kentucky's last 15 games
  • Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Kansas, Saturday, January 28th
Tennessee at Kansas State, Saturday, January 28th

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