NCAAB Game of the Week - #1 Tennessee at #5 Kentucky

#1 Tennessee at #5 Kentucky

Game time: 8pm EST

Market Spread: Tenn +4

ProMathletics Lean: Tenn - with a projected line of only needing +2.5

 

It's a big time top-5 matchup tonight in the Bluegrass state as the Volunteers from Tennessee head north in a pivotal game for the SEC crown and a chance to almost lock up a #1 NCAA tournament seed.  UT is 11-0 in the conference and has won 19 consecutive games, so even if UK (9-2 in SEC play) gives them their first one in the L column over the past 20 games, good ol' Rocky Top is still going to be just fine.  Despite the 23-1 overall record, Tennessee isn't much of a media darling, with teams such as Duke, Virginia, and Kentucky getting a lot more pub.  That, in our opinion, is part of the reason they are 4-point underdogs tonight.

Tennessee at Kentucky mens college basketball prediction

The public is on Kentucky and the rationale is pretty simple: they are home and it's Kentucky.  Tennessee has been a consistently competitive program, but they aren't one of the royalties of NCAAB like UK.  A Saturday night game hosted by UK or Duke and you're going to get the public piling in for entertainment bets.  That has opened up about a point and a half of value for the Vols.  It's not enough of a delta to push this one into our GreenZone, but if you are looking for a little Saturday Night action, you could do worse than taking the #1 team in the country getting 4-points in what should be a very competitive game. 

Put $10 on UT and when it hits, go ahead and buy the full NCAAB weekly pass for next week to get all our plays with your winnings!  There isn't any NBA this week, so you may as well stack some cash on those college hoops.


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