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NCAA hoops odds preview - Presbyterian vs. Tennessee

Presbyterian Blue HoseTennessee Volunteers
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Presbyterian Blue Hose vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Tennessee will look to improve on its 5-3 record on Tuesday when they host Presbyterian in NCAA basketball odds action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee will face the 2-8 Blue Hose, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Hose are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Presbyterian vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Volunteers rated this week at No. 60 and the Blue Hose sitting at No. 329. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-50 result in favor of the Volunteers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee's No. 126-rated squad against Presbyterian's No. 324-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee rates No. 294 in the country with 4.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 252 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Presbyterian owns the country's No. 299-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 213 in scoring at home.

Presbyterian was a 66-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Jacksonville State. Khalid Mutakabbir scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hose to a win (they lost 66-59 to Jacksonville State at Furman Pinson Arena on Saturday).

Tennessee won its last outing, a 69-60 result against Wichita State on December 13. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Tennessee got 25 points from Trae Golden en route to a 69-60 victory over Wichita State on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Carolina are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Hose at Volunteers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Presbyterian at Appalachian State, Saturday, December 22
Tennessee home to Western Carolina, Friday, December 21