Kentucky vs Tennessee Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Tennessee (24-6) vs Kentucky (22-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

Betting Odds: Tennessee -9 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Thompson-Boiling Arena. Kentucky's offense has been strong while Tennessee really dominated in the last game. 

Kentucky Offense Continues to Run Up The Score

Kentucky's offense continues to run up the score and they have a lot of confidence heading into this game. Two games ago against Arkansas, Kentucky scored 111-102 and in the last game against Vanderbilt, Kentucky was able to secure the 93-77 victory. Kentucky is averaging 89.7 points while thier defense is giving up 79.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd while the defense is ranked 338th. Antonio Reeves is averaging 20.9 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

Tennessee Dominated in Last Game

Tennessee in the last game faced off against South Carolina, and they were able to secure the 66-59 victory. Dalton Knecht had a strong game putting up 26 points, three rebounds, and one assist. Tennessee is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 44th in the league while the defense is ranked 53rd. Dalton Knecht is having a strong season averaging 20.7 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 40.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Kentucky vs Tennessee Betting Prediction

Tennessee really stepped up with their defense in the last game but this Kentucky offense is something different. Kentucky is averaging 89.7 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Even if Kentucky’s defense struggles here, their offense is going to do enough for them to get the job done. Back Kentucky to find a way to cover the spread.

Shane’s Pick Kentucky +9

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