Tennessee vs. Kentucky - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (16-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (10-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers meet Tuesday night at the Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Kentucky Wildcats look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 78.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.1 points and 6.2 assists. Isaiah Briscoe is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Poythress is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers could use a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 77.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kevin Punter is averaging 23 points and 3.5 assists while Robert Hubbs III is averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Armani Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Baulkman is dishing two assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Volunteers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have won 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Wildcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Volunteers are 7-16-2 ATS in their last 25 home games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Can we trust Kentucky on the road? The Wildcats have lost four of their six road games this season, including against a couple of subpar teams in Auburn and LSU. Tennessee has some scorers that could give Kentucky fits, and a home crowd that will be ready. I'll take the points with the Vols in more of a fade from Kentucky.