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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Volunteers over Eagles

Morehead State EaglesTennessee Volunteers
8-5December 23, 2013, 07:00 | Thompson-Boling Arena6-4

Tennessee will look to improve on its 6-4 record on Monday when they host Morehead State in NCAA basketball odds action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Volunteers currently sports a 6-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5-1 ATS. The Eagles are 8-5 and 6-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Volunteers produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 3-5 against the number.

View Morehead State Eagles vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Tennessee in this one found them as -13.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Volunteers and the No. 55-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 65-58 loser at home against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee got 21 points from Jordan McRae but lost anyway, 65-58, to North Carolina State on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 36 in NCAA hoops at 40 per game. Contrast that with Tennessee’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tennessee is the No. 219-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 107 at 6.54 per game.

Next up:
Morehead State home to Asbury, Monday, December 30th
Tennessee at Virginia, Monday, December 30th