Tennessee vs Kentucky Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 9

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Tennessee vs Kentucky Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 9

Two hot teams hit the court when the Tennessee Volunteers (24-6, 14-3 SEC) host the Kentucky Wildcats (22-8, 12-5 SEC) on March 9, 2024. The Volunteers will put their seven-game win streak on the line against the Wildcats, winners of four straight.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Tennessee vs. Kentucky Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee vs. Kentucky Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Tennessee win (76.8%)

Here's a look at some betting insights for Tennessee (-8.5) versus Kentucky on Saturday. The total is set at 166.5 points for this game.

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Tennessee vs. Kentucky: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Tennessee has won 17 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 13 times.
  • Kentucky has put together a 17-13-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • Kentucky covers the spread when it is an 8.5-point underdog or more 100% of the time. That's more often than Tennessee covers as a favorite of 8.5 or more (55.6%).
  • When playing at home, the Volunteers sport a better record against the spread (11-4-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (5-6-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Wildcats have a lower winning percentage at home (.444, 8-10-0 record) than on the road (.667, 6-3-0).
  • Tennessee has covered the spread 11 times in 17 conference games.
  • Kentucky's SEC record against the spread is 9-8-0.

Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Tennessee has come away with 18 wins in the 22 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • The Volunteers have a win-loss record of 13-1 when favored by -360 or better by sportsbooks this year.
  • Kentucky has won 50% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (3-3).
  • The Wildcats have played as a moneyline underdog of +280 or longer in just two games this season, which they won both.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Tennessee has a 78.3% chance of walking away with the win.

Tennessee vs. Kentucky Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Tennessee is outscoring opponents by 13.1 points per game with a +392 scoring differential overall. It puts up 80.2 points per game (42nd in college basketball) and gives up 67.1 per contest (51st in college basketball).
  • Dalton Knecht's 20.7 points per game lead Tennessee and rank 23rd in college basketball.
  • Kentucky outscores opponents by 10.6 points per game (posting 89.7 points per game, third in college basketball, and giving up 79.1 per outing, 338th in college basketball) and has a +318 scoring differential.
  • Kentucky's leading scorer, Antonio Reeves, ranks 32nd in the country, putting up 20 points per game.
  • The Volunteers come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of four boards. They are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game (34th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 35.1 per outing.
  • Jonas Aidoo's 7.6 rebounds per game lead the Volunteers and rank 119th in college basketball play.
  • The Wildcats are 73rd in the nation at 37.6 rebounds per game. That's similar to the 36.6 their opponents average.
  • Tre Mitchell averages 7.1 rebounds per game (167th in college basketball) to lead the Wildcats.
  • Tennessee averages 100.5 points per 100 possessions (63rd in college basketball), while giving up 84.1 points per 100 possessions (ninth in college basketball).
  • The Wildcats' 106.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank eighth in college basketball, and the 94.2 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 225th in college basketball.

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