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Volunteers vs Wildcats Preview

Tennessee travels to Kentucky on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 15-8 record with a victory over the Wildcats.

Supporters of the Volunteers have watched them go 15-8 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 16-6 and 8-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 6-10-1, while the Volunteers have a 9-11 mark.

View Tennessee vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Volunteers odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee is at No. 15. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-75 win for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (77.1 points per game) against a Volunteers defense that sits as the No. 156 at 67.1 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Volunteers have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 65-60 loser at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Tobias Harris scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 65-60 to Alabama at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday).

Kentucky lost its last outing, a 70-68 result against Florida on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Wildcats endured a 70-68 loss at the hands of the Gators on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Brandon Knight at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 5-5
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Volunteers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Tennessee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 7 games when playing Tennessee

Next up:
Tennessee at Florida, Saturday, February 12
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 12

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