Tennessee Vs UK Odds & Pick

Tennessee Vs UK Odds & Pick

After taking down Alabama on the weekend, the Kentucky Wildcats will look for a third win in a row when they host the Tennessee Volunteers. On Jan. 24, the Vols defeated the Wildcats 82-80 in Knoxville, handing UK their first loss in Southeastern Conference play. The college basketball odds favor UK by 14-points to beat Tennessee. Tip-off is this Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tennessee Volunteers Vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds & ATS Pick

What: Tennessee Volunteers (14-11) at Kentucky Wildcats (20-5)
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Lexington, Kentucky
Stadium: Rupp Arena
Spread: UK -14
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Tennessee vs Kentucky

Why Bet The Tennessee Volunteers To Beat The Wildcats

Tennessee has lost in a row including a thriller against Georgia by a 76-75 score. They are 14-11 SU and 13-10 ATS this season. They average 77.8 points per game (98th) and give up 73.1 points per game (205th).

The Volunteers shoot 44.0% from the field (203rd) and 34.0% from three-point land (225th). Freshman forward Grant Williams (12.5 PPG & 5.5 RPG) exploded for 30 points in the loss against Georgia. He went 10-16 from the field, without a three-pointer. The team blew a 13-point lead in the second half. Senior guard Robert Hubbs III (14.3 PPG & 50 RPG) needs to step up his game after scoring only 10 points against the Bulldogs.

"We should know by now how to maintain a lead and keep it going," said Tennessee freshman forward Grant Williams, who scored 30 points to match his career high.

Tennessee averages 38.0 rebounds per game (77th) and 5.84 steals. The Volunteers have a +3.92 point differential this season. Williams leads the team with 5.5 rebounds per game and John Fulkerson is tops with 1.0 steal per game.

Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats To Beat The Volunteers

The Kentucky Wildcats beat Alabama 67-58 on Saturday and improved to 20-5 SU and 14-10 ATS this season. They average 89.3 points per game (4th) and allow 73.7 points per game (219th).

The Wildcats shoot 48.5% from the field (21st) and 35.3% from three-point land (179th). Freshman guard Malik Monk (21.7 PPG & 2.2 APG) had a rough shooting day as he went 6-15 from the field against the Tide. He did finish with 17 points. Freshman forward Edrice Adebayo (12.9 PPG & 6.9 RPG) added 14 points, and sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe (13.9 PPG & 5.4 RPG) added 11.

"My free throws were terrible today, but I just kept playing and didn’t let it bother me," Briscoe said. "I was able to make big plays at the end."

Kentucky averages 40.3 rebounds per game (13th) and 6.4 steals. They have a +15.7 point differential this season. Adebayo leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game and De’Aaron Fox is leading the team with 1.6 steals.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • Wildcats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
  • Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
  • Volunteers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog.
  • Volunteers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Tennessee Vs UK ATS Pick

UK’s loss to Tennessee on Jan 24th sent the Wildcats into a skid in which they lost three of the next four games. Overall, Kentucky is 3-3 since that upset, but in two of those victories they have blown 20-point leads in the final eight minutes.

UK will win, but Tennessee will cover the 14-point spread.

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400910699
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/96/kentucky-wildcats
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/2633/tennessee-volunteers
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/stats/_/id/96/sort/avgRebounds http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/203
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/225
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/21 http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/179