Tennessee vs. Kentucky Prediction
It’s a meeting of top-10 teams today at 3:30PM ET when No. 4 Kentucky meets up with No. 8 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinal. Who has the edge?
611 Tennessee vs. 612 Kentucky
Saturday, March 16, 2019
3:30PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kentucky is the slight favorite in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -1.5 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for the game is listed at 141.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Vols hold off Mississippi State
Tennessee picked up an 83-76 win over Mississippi State last night for its fourth win in five games and third cover in four games. The Vols are the 3 seed in the tournament this weekend. Tennessee is 28-4 on the season, 16-3 in SEC games, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 16-14-1 against the spread and 17-14 with the over.
The Volunteers are putting up 82.3 points per game on offense while shooting 49.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Tennessee is giving up 67.9 points per game while holding opponents to just 39.5 percent shooting. Grant Williams is leading the team with 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Admiral Schofield is adding 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Wildcats roll past Bama
Kentucky earned a 73-55 win over Alabama on Friday for its third straight win and seventh win in its last eight games. The Cats snapped a four-game losing streak at the betting window in the win as well. Kentucky is the 2 seed this weekend and comes in 27-5 on the season, 16-3 in Big Ten games, 2-2 on a neutral floor, 17-15 against the spread and 21-11 with the under.
The Wildcats are putting up 76.7 points per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Kentucky is giving up 64.9 points per game while holding opponents to 40.1 percent shooting. PJ Washington is averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Tyler Herro is adding 14.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Volunteers are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 meetings with Kentucky.
The Wildcats are 1-5 against the spread in their last five games against a winning team, but 32-15-4 ATS in their last 51 games on a neutral site.
The home team won each of the two meetings in this series this year, convincingly. Tennessee got the last laugh in a win on March 2. I think the Vols have been the more proven team throughout the season. They have a great combination of offense and defense and have a little more veteran experience than the Wildcats. Tennessee had more field goal attempts than Kentucky in both meetings, it just comes down to a matter of hitting their shots.
College Basketball Prediction: Tennessee +1.5