Huskies vs. Volunteers Prediction
The 20th-ranked Washington Huskies and the Tennessee Volunteers will do battle today in the James Naismith Classic in Toronto. Can Tennessee get the win as the very slight favorite?
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Scotiabank Arena at 5PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Volunteers are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 134 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are siding with Washington. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest updates.
Huskies get past Mt. St. Mary's
Washington secured a 56-46 victory Tuesday night at home over Mt. St. Mary's to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Huskies outscored the Mountaineers 35-25 in the second half in the win. Isaiah Stewart led Washington with 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also contributed five rebounds and five blocked shots. Nahziah Carter added 14 points, three boards and three assists.
Vols ease past Racers
Tennessee earned an 82-63 home win Tuesday night over Murray State to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Volunteers trailed by nine at halftime before outscored MSU 47-19 in the second half. Jordan Bowden led Tennessee with 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 6-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also grabbed two rebounds. Yves Pons added 19 points, four boards and four blocked shots.
NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
The Huskies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games versus the SEC. Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games overall.
The Volunteers are 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall.
The Volunteers might be the team here that is not ranked, but I think they are the better squad. Washington benefited last season from a soft PAC-12 schedule and I don't trust it offensively to keep up with a talented Vols squad that will look to build off their awesome second half last game. I'm taking Tennessee in this spot.
NCAA BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS -1