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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Volunteers over Tigers

LSU TigersTennessee Volunteers
Feb 19, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

LSU Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD14-10

Tennessee will look to improve on its 14-10 record on Tuesday when they host LSU in NCAA basketball odds action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Volunteers currently sports a 14-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10-1 ATS. The Tigers are 15-8 and 9-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Volunteers produce a 10-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 10-8 against the number.

View LSU vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Volunteers in this one found them listed as 7-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 66-rated Volunteers and the No. 56-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-69 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 184 at 66.6 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

LSU won its last outing, an 80-68 result against Mississippi State on February 16. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. The Tigers grabbed an 80-68 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Charles Carmouche at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In their last action, Tennessee was an 88-58 winner at home against Kentucky. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee cruised to victory on Saturday, running Kentucky out of the gym and running up an 88-58 score at Thompson-Boling Arena.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas A&M are 2-0
After playing Kentucky are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
LSU is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
LSU is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing LSU
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games
Tennessee is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against LSU

Next up:
LSU home to Alabama, Saturday, February 23
Tennessee at Texas A&M, Saturday, February 23