Kentucky Vs Tennessee: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 12, 2022

THE LINES

A pair of hot teams square off when the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats (26-6, 14-4 SEC) visit the No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers (24-7, 14-4 SEC) on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM ET. The Wildcats will put their three-game win streak on the line against the Volunteers, winners of five straight. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Wildcats’ (0 to win on the moneyline) contest against the Volunteers (0).

This article refers to betting data current as of March 12, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET. Browse all the up-to-date odds for this matchup in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Kentucky vs Tennessee Betting Odds

Kentucky Offense Vs. Tennessee Defense

Kentucky Offense Stats (Rank) Tennessee Defense
80.0 (12) Points/Gm 63.2 (30)
68.6 (151) Possessions/Game 68.3 (152)
48.9 (9) Field Goal % 40.5 (37)
35.8 (67) 3PT % 32.1 (97)
53.9 (41) Effective FG % 46.9 (55)
57.0 (48) True Shooting % 50.9 (93)

Tennessee Offense Vs. Kentucky Defense

Tennessee Offense Stats (Rank) Kentucky Defense
73.6 (107) Points/Gm 65.9 (80)
68.2 (172) Possessions/Game 68.7 (175)
43.1 (234) Field Goal % 41.1 (55)
35.5 (80) 3PT % 30.1 (26)
50.3 (177) Effective FG % 46.5 (42)
53.8 (177) True Shooting % 49.8 (50)

Kentucky Betting Insights

  • Kentucky has put together a 16-17-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Wildcats have been favored by 2 points or more 26 times this season, and covered the spread in 13 of those games.
  • A total of 17 out of Kentucky’s 33 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • Kentucky and its opponents have gone over 139.5 combined points in 21 of 33 games this season.
  • Wildcats games this year have an average point total of 144.0, 4.5 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Tennessee Betting Insights

  • Tennessee has won 18 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 13 times.
  • The Volunteers have been an underdog by 2 points or more six times this season, and covered the spread in two of those games.
  • In Tennessee’s 31 chances this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 14 times.
  • Tennessee has combined with its opponent to score more than 139.5 points in 14 of 31 games this season.
  • The Volunteers have a 137.8-point average over/under in their outings this season, 1.7 fewer points than this game’s total.

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Kentucky Key Players

  • The Wildcats points and rebounds leader is Oscar Tshiebwe. He puts up 17.1 points per game and grabs 15.3 rebounds.
  • Kentucky’s assists leader is Sahvir Wheeler, who averages 7.1 per game.
  • The Wildcats are led by Kellan Grady from beyond the arc. He makes 2.7 shots from deep per game.
  • Tshiebwe racks up 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Tennessee Key Players

  • Kennedy Chandler’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Volunteers scoring and assists leaderboards with 13.6 points per game and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Josiah-Jordan James’ 5.8 rebounds per game paces Tennessee’s rebounding effort. He also adds 9.7 points per game.
  • Santiago Vescovi is tops from three-point range for the Volunteers, hitting 2.9 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Tennessee grabs more steals than Chandler (2.2 per game) or blocks more shots than James (1.0 per game).
Author: Lucy Green