Tennessee vs Kentucky: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

Victor Bailey Jr. leads the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers (15-5) into a matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats (7-13) after putting up 29 points in a 93-73 win over South Carolina. The Wildcats are 7-point underdogs in the game on Saturday, February 20, 2021, which starts at 1:00 PM ET on CBS. The over/under in the matchup is 135.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Tennessee Betting Information

  • Tennessee has an 11-9 record ATS this year.
  • The Volunteers are an even 7-7 against the spread this season when they are at least a 7-point favorite.
  • The Volunteers and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 9 of 20 games this season (45%).
  • The Volunteers beat South Carolina 93-73 in their last contest on Wednesday. Bailey Jr. scored a team-high 29 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 11.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 143 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Tennessee Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jaden Springer 18 12.4 3.4 2.9 1.1 0.5 0.8
Victor Bailey Jr. 20 10.7 2.1 1.6 0.7 0.2 1.6
John Fulkerson 20 10.2 5.8 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.0
Keon Johnson 20 10.0 2.9 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.5
Santiago Vescovi 20 9.1 3.9 3.3 1.2 0.1 2.0

Kentucky Betting Information

  • Kentucky has typically come up short ATS this season, with a 4-14-2 record.
  • For the fifth time this season, the Wildcats are at least a 7-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-3 against the spread.
  • 45% of Kentucky’s 20 games this season have reached the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Wildcats got a team-high 18 points from Davion Mintz on the way to an 82-78 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday. They were favored by 4 points and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 160 points to hit the over on the 143 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Kentucky Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Boston Jr. 20 12.2 5.0 1.6 1.4 0.2 1.1
Keion Brooks Jr. 11 10.7 6.3 1.7 0.8 1.1 0.5
Olivier Sarr 20 10.5 5.5 1.4 0.5 1.3 0.5
Davion Mintz 20 10.3 3.2 2.6 1.1 0.2 1.8
Isaiah Jackson 20 7.6 6.9 0.8 0.7 2.7 0.0

Total Facts

  • Tennessee’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (135 points) in 11 out of 20 opportunities (55% of matchups).
  • In 12 out of Kentucky’s 20 games this season (60%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The over/under for the game of 135 is 8.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Volunteers (73.8 points per game) and the Wildcats (69.8 points per game).
  • The 133.3 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 1.7 fewer than the 135 total in this contest.
  • The Volunteers have seen a 136.1 average over/under in their games this season, 1.1 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 5.9 points separates the average total points bet in Wildcats games (140.9 points) and this matchup’s over/under (135 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky -3.5 125.5 -174 +143 Regular Season 82-71 TENN
3/3/2020 Kentucky Kentucky -8.5 131.5 -426 +323 Regular Season 81-73 TENN
2/8/2020 Kentucky Tennessee -2 131.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 77-64 UK
3/2/2019 N/A Tennessee N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-52 TENN
2/16/2019 N/A Kentucky N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-69 UK

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