Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Volunteers CBB Odds
Looking for Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Volunteers on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Wildcats Volunteers matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(21-4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers (18-6)
Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Kentucky N/A| Tennessee N/A
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Kentucky +2 | Tennessee -2 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 139.5
Pivotal SEC action tips on Tuesday as the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats visit the No. 16 Tennessee Volunteers.
This matchup is set for 9 PM EDT and takes place from Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols are 13-0 this season from home. Kentucky stands 4-4 on the road.
The Wildcats blitzed the Vols 107-79 on Jan. 15. Vols resistance should be stronger from their home floor, especially with Ty Washington (Leg) and Jacob Toppin (Ankle) listed as questionable.
The Wildcats open as -1 favorites in what is viewed as a pick ’em contest between upper echelon SEC groups.
With Washington and Toppin likely out this Tuesday, it’s worth asking if UK has enough remaining firepower vs. defensive-minded Tennessee. The two banged up Wildcats average 18.7 combined points and shoot high field goal percentages.
The Wildcats have an undeniable post edge with Oscar Tshiebwe countering John Fulkerson, but minus Washington, UK loses a major offensive outlet. Again, especially on their home floor, Tennessee’s half court defense is too good against limited sets.
If you plan to bet this game, please keep a close watch on Ty Washington’s status. If the talented freshman plays, UK will likely win SU and ATS. However, if he sits, Tennessee can shut down everyone not named Oscar Tshiebwe, and grind a home win via attrition.
Kentucky enters its latest contest sporting six consecutive victories and a 10-1 record since Jan. 8. During that run, the Wildcats have compiled a 4-1 road record.
Playing their best basketball this year, the Vols have risen a few spots in the latest AP poll. Rick Barnes’ defensive guidance has helped UT notch four straight wins and a 7-1 record since Jan. 18.
The Vols have flexed offensive muscle during that period. As their guards flourish, Tennessee has scored 70-plus points in its last five wins.
Backup point guard Zakai Zeigler is making his case for any number of SEC awards. Over his past five games, the 5’9 guard’s 14.2 pts average is the perfect aid for Kennedy Chandler, John Fulkerson and Santiago Vescovi.
Although top-scoring big man Olivier Nkamhoua is lost for the year, the Vols are currently a handful for any opponent and should give Kentucky a fight on Tuesday.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Wildcats are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games.
Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Under is 10-3-1 in Wildcats last 14 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Under is 9-3-1 in Wildcats last 13 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Under is 4-1 in Volunteers last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Volunteers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 9-3 in Volunteers last 12 Tuesday games.
Under is 5-2 in Volunteers last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Free Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers NCAAB Summary:
National powers Kentucky and Tennessee enter their latest matchup riding subsuquent winning streaks. The Vols have found offensive flow behind 6th man Zakai Zeigler’s hot shooting. The Wildcats might be wihout major contributors Ty Washington and Jacob Toppin vs. Tennessee.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Under 139.5
If Washington and Toppin were healthy, I’d take Kentucky ATS here. Unfortunately, it appears neither will play vs. Tennessee.
This uncertainty leaves me considering the 139.5 total. Given each side’s defensive credentials, and notable injured offensive cogs, I’ll take the Under.
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