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Kentucky WildcatsTennessee Volunteers
March 6, 12:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD18-12

Tennessee looks to cover the Volunteers-Wildcats pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 18-12 mark when they host Kentucky in college basketball action.

This season, the Volunteers are 18-12 overall and 12-15 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 21-8 and 10-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tennessee boasts a 13-14 on the OU, and Kentucky is 11-12-1.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Volunteers installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Volunteers at No. 19 and the Wildcats at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-74 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 78 at 64.5 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 119-rated mark, allowing 68.8 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 116 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 68-66 winner at home against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 68-66 win over the Commodores on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Brandon Knight at Rupp Arena.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 73-69 winner as they battled South Carolina on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Tobias Harris went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Tennessee over South Carolina, 73-69, on Thursday at Colonial Life Arena.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Vanderbilt are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
After playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tennessee's last 14 games