Tennessee vs. Kentucky Prediction
A pair of top-25 teams from the SEC will meet Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN when No. 18 Kentucky hosts No. 22 Tennessee at Rupp Arena. Are the Vols a solid play as a 4.5-point road dog or will the Wildcats cover as home chalk?
611 Tennessee Vols (+4.5) at 612 Kentucky Wildcats (-4.5); o/u 142.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Tennessee Vols DFS Snapshot
Kennedy Chandler recorded six points (3-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 66-60 1OT victory over Ole Miss. Chandler (illness) returned to the starting lineup for Tennesse Wednesday as the Volunteers took down the Rebels in overtime. The 6-foot freshman has been an integral part of the Volunteers scoring production, currently averaging 13.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.2 steals on 29.8 minutes per game. Tennesse will take on LSU on Saturday in what figures to be a tough matchup against the SEC rival Tigers.
Kentucky Wildcats DFS Snapshot
TyTy Washington closed with 17 points (8-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, 17 assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Saturday's 92-77 win over Georgia. Washington was questionable coming into the contest, but he certainly showed out against Georgia. He was able to make the most of Sahvir Wheeler not being in the lineup due to a neck injury. Over the last five games, Washington is now averaging 14.2 points, 7.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 three-pointers per contest.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The road team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Vols are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games overall and 7-0 at the betting window in their last seven games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous contest. Tennessee has also cashed in nine of its last 13 road games and is 8-3 against the number in its last seven games following a win. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games following an ATS win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLS +4.5