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College Basketball Matchup - Tennessee Volunteers Arkansas Razorbacks Odds Preview

Arkansas RazorbacksTennessee Volunteers
12-4January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Thompson-Boling Arena11-6

The visiting Arkansas Razorbacks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Thompson-Boling Arena against the Tennessee Volunteers.

This season, the Volunteers are 11-6 overall and 7-7-1 ATS, while the Razorbacks are 12-5 and 8-6 ATS. As for the totals, Tennessee boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and Arkansas is 9-5.

View Arkansas Razorbacks vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Arkansas before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Volunteers rated this week at No. 16 and the Razorbacks sitting at No. 45.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 66-61 loser as they battled Georgia on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Coty Clarke scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Razorbacks to a win (they lost 66-61 to Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday).

Tennessee was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Jarnell Stokes poured in 20 points and added 15 rebounds in a losing cause for Tennessee on Saturday, as the Wildcats rolled to a 74-66 victory over Tennessee at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (74.41 points per game) against a Razorbacks defense that sits as the No. 119 at 68.82 PPG. The Volunteers have been averaging 45.4% from the field, less than the Razorbacks have managed so far this season (46.03% on average).

A few Razorbacks at Volunteers trends to consider:
Arkansas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Arkansas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Arkansas is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Arkansas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Tennessee
Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arkansas
Tennessee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Arkansas

Next up:
Arkansas home to Auburn, Saturday, January 25th
Tennessee at Florida, Saturday, January 25th