Tigers vs. Volunteers Prediction
The Tennessee Volunteers have held onto the No. 1 ranking ever since its been in their grasp. Will Tennessee begin this week with another convincing win at home over the Missouri Tigers?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Thompson-Boling Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Volunteers are an 18-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144 points. As of Tuesday morning, 84 percent of public bets are coming in on host Tennessee. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tigers snap three-game skid
Missouri ended its three-game losing streak Saturday with a 77-67 home win over Vanderbilt to improve to 11-9 overall and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers established a 37-28 halftime lead en route to the victory. Missouri shot 27-of-59 from the floor, 7-of-22 from 3-point range and 16-of-24 at the free throw line. Jeremiah Tilmon paced the Tigers with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Jordan Geist contributed 15 points to go with six assists and five rebounds. Javon Pickett tallied 12 points and five caroms. Torrence Watson added 12 points and two assists off the bench.
Vols race past Aggies
Tennessee rolled to a 83-76 road victory Saturday night at Texas A&M to move to 20-1 overall and 8-0 in the SEC. The Volunteers outscored the Aggies 47-37 in the second half to pull away. Tennessee shot 40-of-62 from the floor, 9-of-20 from 3-point distance and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Grant Williams paced the Vols with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also notched 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Lamonte Turner contributed 19 points, seven assists, three steals and two rebounds. Jordan Bone accounted for 18 points, 10 assists and five caroms. Jordan Bowden had 16 points, four assists and two rebounds off the bench. Admiral Schofield added 14 points and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine SEC games. Missouri is 1-5 ATS in its last six road games.
The Volunteers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Tennessee is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Volunteers have played a weak schedule lately and has only beaten one of those four teams by as much as this spread. Missouri is better than any of the previous four opponents and with this bloated spread, I think it can stay within the number. Tennessee could also be caught looking ahead at a rivalry game with Florida.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS -18