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Tennessee vs Kentucky 3/12/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kentucky Wildcats (26-6) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (24-7)
March 12, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +2 ; Over/Under: 139
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The Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers meet Saturday in SEC Tournament college basketball action from Amalie Arena. Kentucky is 26-6 on the year. The Wildcats beat Vanderbilt in tournament activity Friday. As for Tennessee, they’re currently 24-7 and coming off a tournament win over Mississippi State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Kentucky has been an impressive team this year. The Wildcats haven’t lost consecutive games all season and they’re currently sitting on a 5-1 stretch. In those matchups, Kentucky took out Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida and Vanderbilt. 

In the Friday tournament matchup versus Vanderbilt, Kentucky held a 37-33 lead going into the second half. The Wildcats kept it going from there with 40 more points and took the win 77-71. Tyty Washington led the team on 25 points, and Oscar Tshiebwe doubled on 12 points and 14 boards. 

Over on the Tennessee side, they had a spotty 2-3 run back in January but they’ve kept the record strong by not losing consecutive games all year. The Volunteers are on a five-game win streak right now, beating Missouri, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi State along the way. 

On Friday matched up against Mississippi State in the tournament, the Volunteers were only up by two points at halftime. Tennessee hit a 33-22 run in the second half for the 72-59 win. Josiah-Jordan James was tops in scoring with 16 points and five boards. 

PICK: I’m probably going to stick with Tennessee. The Volunteers shot well in the Friday tournament matchup, hitting 50 percent from the floor and 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from 3-point range. Tennessee is on a nice run over this five-game win streak, hitting 72 or more points in four of those outings. 

As for Kentucky, they got a 107-79 win over Tennessee in the January 15 home game. It was a different story in the February 15 road rematch though, as the Wildcats lost 76-63. Kentucky has been on a great run lately and should make things very difficult for the Volunteers here. Should be a great game. 

Andrew's Free Pick:
Tennessee Volunteers +2

Andrew

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.
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