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College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Volunteers

Tennessee VolunteersLSU Tigers
9-4January 07, 2014, 07:00 | Pete Maravich Assembly Center9-3

Tennessee pays a visit to LSU on Tuesday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Tigers are 9-3 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Volunteers, meanwhile, are 9-4 and 5-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen LSU go 3-4-1 and the Volunteers go 5-6 on the totals.

View Tennessee Volunteers vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as -3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 104-rated Tigers and the No. 9-ranked Volunteers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

LSU lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Rhode Island on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Tigers endured a 74-70 loss at the hands of the Rams on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Jordan Mickey at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Volunteers rank No. 45 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.38 per game. That compares with LSU’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where LSU is college basketball's No. 95-ranked team at 6.75 per game, while the Volunteers rate No. 149 with 5.85 per game.

Next up:
Tennessee home to Texas A&M, Saturday, January 11th
LSU at South Carolina, Saturday, January 11th