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Tennessee at Kentucky 1/15/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds & Info

Game Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date & Time Saturday January 15, 2022, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
Latest odds
UK -5.5 ; O/U 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN

Two teams ranked in the top 22 of the nation meet on Saturday, when the No. 22 ranked Tennessee Volunteers visit Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky to play the No. 18 ranked Kentucky Wildcats in a SEC showdown. Tennessee improved to 11-4 overall and 2-2 in the SEC following its 66-46 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday. Santiago Vescovi was the leading scorer for Tennessee with 14 points.

Santiago Vescovi is the leading scorer for Tennessee with an average of 13.6 points per game, while Kennedy Chandler is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 13.4 points and 5.1 assists per game. Josiah-Jordan James is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game. Tennessee is scoring an average of 75.3 points per game while shooting 43.7% overall and 32.2% from 3-point territory.

Kentucky improved to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in the SEC following its 78-66 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday. Oscar Tshiebwe was the leading scorer for Kentucky with 30 points. The Wildcats have won two straight and six of the last seven, with only a loss to LSU during that stretch of seven games.

Oscar Tshiebwe is leading Kentucky in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.0 points and 15.1 rebounds per game, while the leader in assists is Sahvir Wheeler with an average of 7.3 assists per game. Kentucky has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 82.6 points per game while shooting 49.6% overall and 34.6% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Volunteers last 10
  • Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Wildcats last 5 versus Tennessee

Free NCAAB Pick:

Kentucky Wildcats -5.5

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Kentucky is playing very well at this time having won six of its last seven straight up and is 5-2 ATS over that stretch. The Wildcats are also 10-0 SU over their last 10 games at home. Kentucky is holding its opponents to an average of only 62.1 points per game and 39.1% shooting, which is 26th in the nation. At the same time, Kentucky averages 82.6 points per game and shoots 49.6%, which is 11th in the nation. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 79-66.

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