Arkansas Razorbacks (9-1) at Tennessee Volunteers (7-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -7 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Volunteers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Thompson-Boling Arena.
Arkansas comes into this game at 9-1 overall. The Razorbacks had a nine-game winning streak halted by Missouri in their last outing. As for Tennessee, they’re 7-1 this year. The Volunteers had a seven-game winning streak halted by Alabama in their most recent game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arkansas stormed out of the gate this year with nine straight wins. Those victories came over MS Valley State, North Texas, TX-Arlington, Lipscomb, Southern U, Central Arkansas, Oral Roberts, Abilene Christian and Auburn. On Saturday, the Razorbacks’ streak came to an end with an 81-68 loss to Missouri.
In the loss to the Tigers, Arkansas’ top scorer was JD Notae with 19 points, three rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes of play. The only other Razorbacks player in double-figures there was Moses Moody with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in his 38 minutes on the floor.
Over on the Tennessee side, they opened up strong as well with seven straight wins. The Vols beat Colorado, Cincinnati, App State, Tennessee Tech, Saint Joseph’s, USC Upstate and Missouri in their first seven outings. On Saturday, Tennessee took their first loss of the year 71-63 to Alabama.
In the loss to the Tide, Tennessee’s leading scorer was Victor Bailey with 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Santiago Vescovi put up 13 points with four rebounds and one assist, and Keon Johnson also finished in double-figures with 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall. The Volunteers are 1-5 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and the under is 6-2 in their last eight overall.
Meanwhile, Arkansas is 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games. The over is 13-3 in the Razorbacks’ last 16 after an ATS loss and 9-1 in their last 10 road games.
PICK: I’m sticking with Tennessee. Both these teams need a bounce-back win after flat outings in their last appearances. The Volunteers shot just 31.8 percent from the field in the Alabama game with a paltry 4-of-21 clip on 3-point shooting. Arkansas was even worse with 26.8 percent shooting from the field and a 51-36 rebounding deficit to Missouri. Tennessee has hit 73 or more point in five of their last six games, and I think the Vols will get their mojo back with a good effort in a cover here.