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Kentucky vs. Tennessee – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 SEC) are 4.5-point favorites as they try to build on a 12-game home winning streak when they host the No. 22 Tennessee Volunteers (11-4, 2-2 SEC) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Rupp Arena. The matchup airs at 1:00 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 142.5.

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Predictions

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Betting Odds

Kentucky vs Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Kentucky -4.5 142.5 points

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Last 10 Games

  • Kentucky covered the spread six times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 8-2 record straight-up in those games.
  • Kentucky’s past 10 contests saw four go over the total.
  • The past 10 Wildcats games averaged 1.1 more points (143.6) than this matchup’s point total.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Wildcats have scored 0.5 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Tennessee has a 6-4 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread eight times in those games.
  • The final combined score of the last 10 Volunteers games has exceeded the set total two times.
  • The last 10 Volunteers games averaged 138.5 total points, four fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Volunteers have scored three fewer points per contest compared to their 75.3 PPG season-long scoring average.

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Betting Trends

  • Kentucky has covered the spread 10 times this season (10-6-0).
  • In games this season when favored by 4.5 points or more, the Wildcats are 7-6 against the spread.
  • This season, seven of Kentucky’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Wildcats record 21.9 more points per game (82.6) than the Volunteers give up (60.7).
  • Kentucky has an 8-7 record against the spread and a 13-2 record overall when scoring more than 60.7 points.
  • Tennessee has covered the spread 11 times this season (11-4-0).
  • In games they have played as 4.5-point underdogs or more, the Volunteers have a perfect ATS record of 1-0.
  • Games involving Tennessee have hit the over six times this year.
  • The Volunteers score an average of 75.3 points per game, 13.2 more points than the 62.1 the Wildcats give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 62.1 points, Tennessee is 9-4 against the spread and 11-2 overall.

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Over/Under Trends

  • Kentucky and its opponents have combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under (142.5 points) seven times this season.
  • This season, seven games Tennessee played finished with a combined score over 142.5 points.
  • The Wildcats average 82.6 points per game against the Volunteers’ 75.3, totaling 15.4 points over the matchup’s over/under of 142.5.
  • The 122.8 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 19.7 fewer than the 142.5 total in this contest.
  • The Wildcats have seen a 143.8 average over/under in their games this season, 1.3 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 1.7 points more than the average over/under in Volunteers’ games this season (140.8 points).

Kentucky Team Leaders

  • Oscar Tshiebwe: 17 PTS, 15 REB, 1.3 STL, 1.4 BLK, 62.4 FG%
  • Tyty Washington Jr.: 13.7 PTS, 1.1 STL, 49.7 FG%, 40.4 3PT% (21-for-52)
  • Sahvir Wheeler: 8.9 PTS, 6.8 AST, 1.3 STL, 44.1 FG%, 17.4 3PT% (4-for-23)
  • Keion Brooks Jr.: 10 PTS, 50.4 FG%, 23.5 3PT% (4-for-17)
  • Kellan Grady: 11.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 47.8 FG%, 45.4 3PT% (44-for-97)

Tennessee Team Leaders

  • Santiago Vescovi: 13.6 PTS, 2.1 STL, 41.6 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (42-for-119)
  • Kennedy Chandler: 13.4 PTS, 5.1 AST, 2.3 STL, 43.8 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (18-for-52)
  • Olivier Nkamhoua: 9.3 PTS, 1.2 BLK, 51.9 FG%, 50 3PT% (11-for-22)
  • John Fulkerson: 8.4 PTS, 1.2 BLK, 54.8 FG%
  • Josiah-Jordan James: 5.7 PTS, 1.5 STL, 30.7 FG%, 24.2 3PT% (16-for-66)

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