Tennessee at Kentucky - 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Kentucky Wildcats (13-3) vs Tennessee Volunteers (11-4)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center)
Betting Odds: Kentucky Wildcats -5.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tennessee Volunteers will travel to play the Kentucky Wildcats in a SEC game on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-4 (2-2) this season and have won two of their last three games. Tennessee is coming off of a win against South Carolina by a score of 66-46 in their last game. Tennessee shot 43.6% on field goals and forced 23 turnovers in the win. Santiago Vescovi led the Volunteers with 14 points and 5 assists in the game. Tennessee is averaging 75.3 points per game and is giving up 60.7 points per game against, while also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game, while Kennedy Chandler is averaging 13.4 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for the Volunteers. Tennessee is shooting 43.7% on field goals, 66.5% on free throws, and 32.2% on three pointers.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-3 (3-1) this season and have won six of their last seven games. Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt by a score of 78-66 in their last game. Kentucky shot 52.5% on field goals and had 16 more rebounds than Vanderbilt in the game. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Wildcats with 30 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Kentucky is averaging 82.6 points per game and is giving up 62.1 points per game against, while also averaging 43.5 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 17 points per game and 15.1 rebounds per game, while TyTy Washington Jr. is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kentucky is shooting 49.6% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers.
Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The under is 8-2 in Tennessee’s last 10 games. Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 4-1 in Kentucky’s last 5 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have started the season strong and are currently ranked in the top 22. Tennessee has lost to LSU and Alabama in conference play, while also beating Ole Miss in overtime. Kentucky’s conference loss came to LSU, but they have taken care of Vanderbilt, Georgia, and Missouri. Kentucky is shooting very well and is averaging over 43 rebounds per game. I like the Wildcats to win.