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Tennessee Volunteers vs Savannah State Tigers NIT Betting Preview

Savannah State TigersTennessee Volunteers
March 13, 8:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Savannah State Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD18-14

Tennessee looks to cover the Volunteers-Tigers pointspread on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT when they host No. 8 seeded Savannah State in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Volunteers are 18-14 overall and 19-10-1 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 21-11 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tennessee boasts a 12-16-2 on the OU, and Savannah State is 0-2.

View Savannah State vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as 14-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Volunteers, most recently No. 71 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 138 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-68 victory for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee's No. 64-rated squad against Savannah State's No. 93-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee rates No. 95 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 195 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Savannah State owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 121 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Savannah State was a 59-46 loser at home against Hampton. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 59-46 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Preston Blackman at Joel Coliseum.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 77-72 loser at home against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Trae Golden scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 77-72 to Mississippi at New Orleans Arena on Friday).

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Mississippi are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Volunteers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games at home