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Jan 14, 12:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

16-1TEAM RECORD8-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Wildcats travelling to Tennessee Saturday to take on the Volunteers on Saturday.

The Volunteers sport records of 8-8 and 8-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 16-1 and 4-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-7-2 for the Volunteers and 6-9 for the Wildcats.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tennessee in this one will find them as 10-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 190 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 2 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 92-75.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 84-ranked scoring average of 73.4 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 24 and allowing 58.7 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 46.2% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (48.6% per game).

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.7 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky won its last outing, a 68-53 result against Auburn on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite. The Wildcats got 14 points from Anthony Davis as Kentucky ran past Auburn 68-53 on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

Tennessee was a 62-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers endured a 62-58 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Trae Golden at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas are 9-1
After playing Auburn are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia are 5-5
After playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Kentucky
Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky home to Arkansas, Tuesday, January 17
Tennessee at Georgia, Wednesday, January 18

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