Kentucky at Tennessee - 2/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kentucky at Tennessee - 2/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Tennessee Volunteers (18-6) vs Kentucky Wildcats (21-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in a SEC game on Tuesday night.

The Kentucky Wildcats are 21-4 (10-2) this season and have won six games in a row. Kentucky is coming off of a win against Florida by a score of 78-57. Kentucky shot 46.3% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Wildcats with 27 points and 19 rebounds in the game. Kentucky is averaging 81.3 points per game and is giving up 64.2 points per game against, while also averaging 41.2 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.4 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game, while TyTy Washington Jr. (questionable) is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kentucky is shooting 49.1% on field goals, 72.6% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers.

The Tennessee Volunteers are 18-6 (9-3) this season and have won four games in a row. Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt by a score of 73-64 in their last game. Tennessee only shot 36.7% from the field, but did make 22 free throws in the game. Zakai Zeigler led the Volunteers with 16 points and 5 assists in the win. Tennessee is averaging 74.4 points per game and is giving up 63.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Kennedy Chandler is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for the Volunteers. Tennessee is shooting 43.6% on field goals, 70.2% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers.

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Kentucky is 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The under is 6-2 in Kentucky’s last 8 road games. Tennessee is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss. The under is 9-3 in Tennessee’s last 12 Tuesday games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

These two teams come into this game ranked second and third within the SEC conference, with Kentucky being second. Both teams have been playing great basketball this season, anchored by really great defensive play. With this in mind, I am taking the under here as I think it will be a slow paced game with plenty of defense.

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