Massachusetts Minutemen visit Tennessee Volunteers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee vs Massachusetts battle Sunday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico as the Volunteers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The game is being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Tennessee will face the 2-1 Minutemen, who own a 0-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 1-2 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Tennessee sat as 1-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Volunteers, most recently No. 71 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Minutemen, who rate No. 58 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-66 victory for the Volunteers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 226 nationally ranked offense (65.3 points per game) against a Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 317 at 77.7 PPG. The Volunteers have been averaging 44.8% from the field, more than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (43% on average).
Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 342-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.
Massachusetts was a 94-76 loser in its last match on the road against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Wolfpack grabbed a 94-76 win over the Minutemen on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from T.J. Warren at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
In their last action, Tennessee was a 62-45 loser at home against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Volunteers got 11 points from Trae Golden, but it was Oklahoma State that prevailed in a 62-45 final on Friday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Siena are 2-1
After playing North Carolina State are 1-2
After a loss are 8-2
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 2-0
After playing Oklahoma State are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Minutemen at Volunteers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Massachusetts at Siena, Wednesday, November 28
Tennessee home to Oakland, Monday, November 26