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LSU vs. Tennessee Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Tennessee Volunteers (15-3) vs. LSU Tigers (12-6)
January 21, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: LSU Tigers +11 / Tennessee Volunteers -11; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Tennessee Volunteers and the LSU Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Tennessee Volunteers are listed as 11-point road favorites with a ML price of -700. The total for this game is set at 130.5 points.


Uros Plavsic is questionable for this game for Tennessee with a leg issue while Tyreke Key is probably after dealing with an illness. Mwani Wilkinson is out for the season for LSU with a shoulder injury while Justice Hill is out indefinitely, dealing with a personal matter.

Matchup history

Tennessee won the last meeting between these two teams back on January 22nd, 2022, making it three straight home wins in this series and snapping LSU’s four-game head-to-head win streak.


Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. LSU is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit home loss while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games.


I’m sticking with Tennessee in this one. I like the value of the points with LSU with the home team covering in 8 of the last 9 meetings and the underdog covering in 15 of the last 21 meetings, but this LSU team just has not looked good in recent outings and I don’t expect that to change here against what I feel is a clearly superior Tennessee team. The Vols have had no problem going on the road and beating up on teams while LSU just hasn’t really been able to slow anyone down. Give me the Vols laying the points on the road here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Tennessee -11

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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