Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Volunteers vs. Wildcats CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(11-4) Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats (13-3)
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Tennessee OFF | Kentucky OFF
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Tennessee +5.5 | Kentucky -5.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 142.5
SEC college hoops sees the Tennessee Volunteers visiting the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, January 15th.
The tip-off is set for 1:00 ET from Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.
The Wildcats started off as a 4.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 5.5. The total has gone from 143 to 142.5.
Tennessee has played quite well this season and they definitely seem like they are a dangerous team. I do not think I would put them quite in the upper echelon of teams, but they could get there before the year is over.
The Volunteers took care of the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday by a score of 66-46. They will be in for a much bigger challenge on Saturday when they go on the road to Kentucky.
It has been a mixed bag this year for this crew when facing the better competition, but one win that really stands out is the victory over the Arizona Wildcats. By doing so, they proved they can compete and take down some of the best in the nation, but they have to do it on a more consistent basis.
In the win over South Carolina, the offense was not exactly great, but the defense played very well. It is not often in college basketball that you hold a team to under 50 points, so they have to be happy with that feat.
Another year and Kentucky is playing at a high level. That really should not come to the shock of folks, though, as it seems that is often the case with their play.
The Wildcats currently have a record of 13-3. Getting their 14th win of the year will be no cake walk, but I do feel this group is up for the challenge. They know the importance of this game and I would expect them to play with some urgency.
They picked up a win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday by a score of 78-66. They did let Vandy get back in the game towards the end, but at that point, we knew who was going to be the winner.
Oscar Tshiebwe once again had another monster day in their last win, as he went off for 30 points and 13 rebounds. As you can see by the numbers, the defense for the Commodores had no answer for that guy at all.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Kentucky.
- Tennessee is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in January.
- Kentucky is 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games against an opponent in the SEC.
- Kentucky is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
- Kentucky is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home against Kentucky.
Free Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats NCAAB Summary:
Listen, there are a lot of interesting and compelling matchups on Saturday in college hoops, but this game for me is the one that is most fascinating. You cannot go wrong with this rivalry game, especially when both schools are playing at a high level.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Tennessee ATS
I still feel that Tennessee has a bad taste in their mouth after their loss to LSU last week. They have another chance to prove themselves against a ranked opponent on Saturday, but they will have to play a helluva game to get the win.
Kentucky is the better team, but that is no knock on their opponent. Tennessee has lots of talent and I feel they can be competitive in this game. I do not feel that the Wildcats are so much better than them to the point where they have no chance.
Don’t get me wrong, Kentucky has played well this year, but they have not shown me enough to the point where I think they can cover this number. I would say they win the contest, but the Vols give them everything they have.
Give me the Volunteers getting the points on the road.
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