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UNC Asheville BulldogsTennessee Volunteers
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD3-6

Tennessee will look to improve on its 3-6 record on Tuesday when they host UNC Asheville in NCAAB odds action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 4-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Volunteers are 5-4 ATS. UNC Asheville is 2-2 against the total, while Tennessee is 4-4-1 versus the number.

View UNC Asheville vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 173 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 12 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 90-81.

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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. 40-ranked scoring average of 77.7 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 252 and allowing 70.6 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 46.8% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (49.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Asheville owns the country's No. 157-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNC Asheville was a 109-61 winner at home against Montreat College. UNC Asheville cruised to victory on Thursday, running Montreat College out of the gym and running up a 109-61 score at Justice Center.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 71-65 loser on the road against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. The Volunteers got 19 points from Jordan McRae, but it was College of Charleston that prevailed in a 71-65 final on Wednesday at Carolina First Arena.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing East Tennessee State are 3-1
After playing College of Charleston are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Volunteers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Asheville
Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNC Asheville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee's last 10 games at home

Next up:
UNC Asheville at Western Carolina, Wednesday, December 28
Tennessee home to East Tennessee State, Friday, December 23

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