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Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting Odds

These are the Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting odds:

KENTUCKY +7 +250 Over 167
-7 -320 Under 167

Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting Prediction

Here is our Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting prediction.

The game between No. 15 Kentucky (22-8 SU, 17-13 ATS, 12-5 SEC) and No. 4 Tennessee (24-6 SU, 16-13-1 ATS, 14-3 SEC) will take place in Knoxville on Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) at the Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.

The Vols earn the top seed in the SEC Tournament, which will take place the following week. In the race for second place, the Wildcats are vying against South Carolina, Auburn, and Alabama teams that have a record of 12-5.

In the first game, Tennessee defeated Lexington by a score of 103–92 while being a 1.5-point favorite away from home. Zakai Zeigler and Josiah-Jordan James both contributed 26 points to the volleyball team’s total.

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Kentucky Wildcats  Betting Prediction

First, we have the Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting prediction for the Wildcats.

With a winning streak of four games in a row, Kentucky has won six of their previous seven games. Their performance is at its peak at the moment. In the event that they were victorious, they would gain a higher position in the Big Dance as well as a double bye into the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

According to Joe Lunardi, Kentucky is the fourth best team in the Midwest, and Tennessee is the best team in the West. KenPom places Kentucky in the eighth spot in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency and the 18th spot overall.

On Wednesday evening, they played their final game at home against Vanderbilt, which they won 93–77. It is possible that Rob Dillingham will be selected in the lottery if he is selected, and Antonio Reeves scored twenty points on senior night. The field was the source of 51% of their shots, while long range was the source of 41% (11 of 27) of their shots.

The senior guard Reeves, who stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches and began his career at Illinois State, averages 20 points per game and makes 87.9 percent of his free throws. Moreover, he has a three-point shooting percentage of 43.5%.

Both Sheppard (12.2 ppg, 4.5 apg, 51.2% 3pt) and Dillingham (15.1 ppg, 3.8 apg, 44.4% 3pt) are making their first year of professional basketball. They might be eligible for the NBA Lottery if they decide to leave when the season is over.

Because of the speed with which they play, Kentucky allows 79.1 points per game, which places them 339th in the nation. The opponents were able to make 43 percent of their shots from the field and 32.2% of their shots from beyond the arc.

They are third in the league in terms of scoring 89.7 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 49.8 percent (sixth) and a long-range shooting percentage of 40.8 percent (second). Although they have a very excellent shooting percentage (77.1% from outside the arc), they are not particularly good at collecting rebounds; in fact, they rank 150th in the nation in that statistic.

Tennessee Volunteer Betting Prediction

Second, we have the Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting prediction for the Vols.

Over the course of his sports career, Rick Barnes has won more than 800 games. During his time at Texas, he guided the team to the Final Four in 2003; however, during his time at Tennessee, the team has never advanced past the Sweet 16 stage. Instead of competing for the championship, this squad ought to be in the running for the Final Four.

The most recent NCAA Net Rankings place them in fifth place overall and in fifth place on KenPom. They have won seven games in a row consistently. The Tennessee Volunteers were able to easily defeat South Carolina on the road by a score of 66–59, despite being a 6-point favorite.

Dalton Knecht took the lead for Tennessee with a total of 26 points after making five three-pointers and scoring 26 points. Zeigler had a total of thirteen points scored, seven assists, and five rebounds grabbed during the game. Whereas the Gamecocks only made 38% of their shots from the field, the Vols only made 36% of their shots from the field.

Following the conclusion of the game, Knecht made the following statement on msn.com: “We are just going to be ready to go out.” No matter if we are a single seed or not, it makes no difference. “We are just going to go out and be ready to compete against everybody.”

In the event that Kentucky wins the SEC regular season championship, it is not a major event. If Tennessee is victorious, it will be the first time since 2008 that they have won the regular season championship of the Southeastern Conference.

Knecht, who hails from Northern Colorado and was selected to the second team of All-Big Sky Conference players during the previous season, is one of the players who has been of great assistance to your squad.

It is likely that he will be named the SEC Player of the Year this year, and the NBA may choose him after the lottery. During a game, the 6’6″ wing averages 4.8 boards, shoots 40.6% from long range, and has a 47.3% overall shooting percentage. The forward Jonas Aidoo, who has a stat line of 6-11 and 241, has a scoring average of 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks.

The Vols’ defense is quite powerful; their opponents are only able to shoot 38.3% from the field, which is the second best, and 30.6% from long range, which is the 25th best.

They are able to make 45.1% of their shots and 34.7% of their long-range attempts, which contributes to their offensive ability to score 80.2 points per game. Tennessee has the sixty-first greatest rebound rate, which comes in at 52.6%.

Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting Pick

Although the Vols are having a fantastic season, the Wildcats are not yet out of the game. They are fortunate to have Sheppard and Dillingham as their first-year players. Their first game together resulted in a total of 35 points scored by them. Since they suffered a defeat on February 3, their performance has significantly improved.

In addition to that, kids are performing better away from home. On February 27, they defeated Mississippi State by a score of two points, and 11 points later, they defeated Auburn.

The fact that they defeated the Vols by 11 points while they were away from home during the previous season is a highly interesting fact. When compared to Kentucky, the Vols are more driven to win the SEC Tournament because they already hold the top seed in the tournament.

  • Tennessee vs Kentucky Betting Pick: Wilcats +7

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