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Tennessee Volunteers home to Missouri Tigers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Missouri TigersTennessee Volunteers
March 9, 4:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Missouri Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

22-8TEAM RECORD18-11

The Tennessee Volunteers will hit the floor running against the visiting Missouri Tigers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Volunteers are 18-11 so far on the season, and 15-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 22-8 and 13-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tennessee go 14-12 and the Tigers go 16-9 on the totals.

View Missouri vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Volunteers as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 61-ranked Volunteers and the No. 24-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-72 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 66.9 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 187 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri owns the country's No. 228-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 189 in scoring at home.

Missouri was a 93-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Tigers blew out Arkansas on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-63 win at Mizzou Arena.

In their last action, Tennessee was an 82-75 winner on the road against Auburn. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee got 21 points from Jordan McRae en route to an 82-75 victory over Auburn on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Arkansas are 6-2
After a win are 4-6

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Auburn are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Missouri's last 15 games on the road
Missouri is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Missouri is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 9 games at home