The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-1 SU but just 2-3 ATS in their last five games against the Tennessee Volunteers as those two SEC schools renew hostilities in college basketball betting action at the online sportsbooks on Tuesday night.
Kentucky and Tennessee met once last season, with the Wildcats winning 74-66 and managing to cover the 7-point spread at the sportsbooks for their supporters in an OVER result. The OVER has paid out in each of the last three games between Kentucky and Tennessee dating back two years.
Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Tennessee Volunteers were listed as 14-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – VSB
earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.
Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Tennessee Volunteers sport a record of 14-10 and 8-15-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Kentucky Wildcats have 25-0 and 12-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-15 for the Tennessee Volunteers and 9-16 for the Kentucky Wildcats.
According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 97-ranked Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 8-rated Kentucky Wildcats in this matchup.
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How Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Stats Matchup
The game also pits Tennessee’s No. 195-ranked offense, averaging 64.17 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 2 at 51.84 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 43.17% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.26% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Wildcats blew out South Carolina on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-43 win at Rupp Arena.
Armani Moore scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 73-55 to LSU at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday).
Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 6 games
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee is 8-15-2 ATS in its last 25 games
Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tennessee’s last 23 games
Tennessee is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kentucky home to Auburn, Saturday, February 21st
Tennessee at Mississippi, Saturday, February 21st