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The last time the Tennessee Volunteers and Kentucky Wildcats played, the Volunteers were the top-ranked team in the country coming into the game. However, they didn't look like it when the Wildcats dominated them in Kentucky, winning by a score of 86-69.


Now, a few weeks later, the No. 4- ranked Wildcats (24-4, 13-2 SEC) head to Tennessee to take on the No. 7-ranked Volunteers (25-3, 13-2 SEC), with the Vols coming in as ​3-point favorites, according to ​FanDuel Sportsbook. 


If you're considering placing a bet on this top-10 matchup, it's always smart to get some inside info from people in the know. Here are some expert predictions on Saturday's game between Kentucky and Tennessee. 


Kentucky vs Tennessee Predictions

CBS Sports - Gary Parrish

Gary Parrish, of CBS Sports, points out that this game will essentially decide the SEC regular-season title and he's going with the underdog Wildcats. Parrish said he believes this game will come down to the last possession and that giving points is too much to ignore. 

​​ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor 

ESPN's BPI gives Tennessee a 61.4 percent chance to win at home on Saturday, a very different outcome than the last time these two teams met.


Sports Illustrated - Michael Beller

Michael Beller, of Sports Illustrated, believes there will be some home cooking in Tennessee this afternoon. Beller also thinks this game will come down to the final possession, but is going with the Volunteers by three. He said in a game likely to be decided in the paint that Tennessee's Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield are too talented to pick against.


All in all, that's two expert predictions for Tennessee and one for Kentucky with the point spread potentially being the difference when placing a bet.


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