Kentucky vs. Tennessee prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Feb. 15 best bets from proven model

the no. 4 Kentucky Wildcats attempt to extend their winning streak to seven games when they visit the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers for an SEC showdown on Tuesday. Kentucky (21-4, 10-2) is coming off a 78-57 home triumph over Florida on Saturday in which junior forward Oscar Tshiebwe recorded 27 points and 19 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season, tying him for second in the nation. The Wildcats won their first meeting with Tennessee (18-6, 9-3) this campaign, a 107-79 triumph on Jan. 15 at home.

Tipoff from Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville is set for 9 pm ET. The Volunteers are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Tennessee odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 140. Before making any Tennessee vs. Kentucky picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Tennessee, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Tennessee vs. Kentucky:

  • Tennessee vs. Kentucky spread: Volunteers -1.5
  • Tennessee vs. Kentucky over under: 140 points
  • Tennessee vs. Kentucky money line: Volunteers -125, Wildcats +105
  • TENN: The Volunteers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against teams with winning percentages over .600
  • UK: The Wildcats are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 road contests

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Why Kentucky can cover

The Wildcats had their best offensive performance of the season in their first meeting with Tennessee as they hit 68 percent of their field-goal attempts. Freshman guard Ty Ty Washington Jr. led the way, scoring a career-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting. He’s questionable for this one, however, after injuring his leg against Florida.

Junior guard Sahvir Wheeler had one of his best games of the campaign in that victory over the Volunteers as he returned from a neck injury to score 21 points and dish out eight assists. Tshiebwe was limited to nine points by Tennessee but has reached double figures in seven straight contests after scoring 27 against Florida on Saturday. The junior forward, who leads the Wildcats in scoring (16.4 points), grabbed 19 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season and leads the nation with an average of 15.3 boards per game.

Why Tennessee can cover

After beginning the season with a 9-2 record during non-conference play, the Vols struggled a bit when the SEC portion of their schedule got underway. Tennessee lost three of its first five conference games, including a 107-79 setback at Kentucky on Jan. 14. The Vols haven’t lost an SEC contest yet, winning seven straight after having posted a 73-64 triumph against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Tennessee is one of three SEC teams that is undefeated at home this season, winning all 13 of its contests at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols also have had success against Kentucky on their own court of late as they’ve captured four of the last six meetings in Knoxville. Junior guard Josiah-Jordan James is on a hot streak, averaging 16.5 points over his last four contests to raise his season mark to 8.9 per game.

How to make Tennessee vs. Kentucky picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 143 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kentucky vs. Tennessee? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $2,000 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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