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Tennessee Volunteers vs Butler Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

Tennessee Volunteers will go to the free throw line vs Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-3 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Butler Bulldogs were listed as -12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Butler Bulldogs battles the Tennessee Volunteers, currently sitting with a 4-3 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-1 for the Butler Bulldogs and 3-3 for the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Butler Bulldogs sit at No. 8 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tennessee Volunteers sit at No. 65 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Tennessee is ranked No. 67 in NCAA basketball at 40.29 per game. Contrast that with Butler's No. 65 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Butler is the No. 122-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Tennessee rates No. 94 at 7.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Bulldogs and Keydets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as VMI was handed a 93-66 defeat on Monday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games on the road
  • Butler is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Butler is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 5 games
  • Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to Florida Atlantic, Wednesday, December 16th
Butler at Purdue, Saturday, December 19th

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