Tennessee vs. Arkansas Pick
Can No. 19 Tennessee open up SEC play with a road win when it takes on Arkansas today at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arkansas is the favorite in this game, as the Razorbacks are getting odds of -5 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 153.5 points. Today’s game takes place from the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas and will air live on the SEC Network.
Tennessee is coming off back-to-back wins entering SEC play. The Vols are now 9-2 overall and 5-4 against the spread. They have failed to cover in three of their last four games. Tennessee is putting up 77.5 points per game on offense while allowing 65.8 per contest on defense. Grant Williams is leading the Vols with 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while Admiral Schofield is adding 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest.
Arkansas has won five straight coming into today’s game to improve to 10-2 on the season. The Razorbacks have also covered the spread in five straight to get to 9-3 against the spread on the season. Arkansas is averaging 90 points per game on offense while allowing 73.1 per game on defense. Jaylen Barford is putting up 18.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while Daryl Macon is adding 15.3 points and 4.2 assists per contest.
Arkansas has won five straight meetings with Tennessee, covering the spread in four straight as well. Tennessee is also just 1-5 against the spread in their last six trips to Arkansas. The Razorbacks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 SEC contests. Arkansas looks to have too much offense for the Vols in my mind. This game is a chance for the Razorbacks to get on the national map. The public betting is nearly split here, but I like Arkansas to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ARKANSAS -5