Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-point road favorites against the Tennessee Volunteers.  The over/under is set at 136. College basketballs regular season comes to a close Sunday before the conference and tournament madness begins.

The Kentucky Wildcats are 21-8 overall and 11-14 against the spread.  Kentucky enters the final weekend tied with Vanderbilt and Georgia for second place in the SEC East, three games behind Florida.  The Wildcats are currently a third seed in the SEC Tournament.  Kentucky has won four of its last five games after beating Vanderbilt on Tuesday as eight-point home favorites 68-66.  Kentucky jumped out to an 11-point halftime advantage, 40-29, but managed just 28 points in the second half.  Guard Brandon Knight paced the offense with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while forward Terrence Jones added 15 points and 9 rebounds.  Guard Darius Miller was the only other player to reach double digits in scoring with 12 on 5-of-9 shooting.  The combined 134 points went der the 146-point closing total, ending a string of five straight er outings.  The Wildcats are just 2-4 against the spread in there last six games.

The Tennessee Volunteers are 18-12 overall and 13-16 against the spread. Tennessee remains squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble due to its inconsistent play.  The Volunteers have alternated wins and losses the past six games after beating South Carolina on Thursday as a 5-point road favorite, 73-69. Tennessee freshman forward Tobias Harris scored a career-high 25 points while grabbing six rebounds, while guard Scotty Hopson added 24.  They were the only Volunteer players to reach double digits in scoring.  The combined 142 points toppled the 134-point closing total, helping the er improve to 4-1 in Tennessees previous five outings.   Tennessee is now just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.

Kentucky beat Tennessee earlier in the season on February 8th as an 8-point home favorite 73-61. The combined 134 points failed to eclipse the 137-point closing total.  I really like Tennessee in this game today.  They really need the win at home to improve their chances of making it to the March Madness tournament.  I will take Tennessee plus the 1-point in the game.


Tennessee Volunteers +1 Kentucky Wildcats

March 6, 2011 by : Posted in College Basketball, Sportsbook No Comments

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