Tennessee vs Oregon State March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

The No. 5 seed Tennessee Volunteers (18-8) are favored () to defeat the No. 12 seed Oregon State Beavers (17-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The matchup starts at 4:30 PM ET on TNT. Here are some insights into this Midwest Region contest for those filling out their brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Tennessee Betting Information

  • Tennessee is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 14-12.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Volunteers are 8-9 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Only 12 of 26 Tennessee games this season (46.2%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • In their last game, the Volunteers got a team-high 20 points from Keon Johnson in a 73-68 loss to Alabama on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 4-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 141 points to go over the 140.5 point total.

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

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Tennessee Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jaden Springer 24 12.5 3.5 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.8
Keon Johnson 26 11.2 3.4 2.5 1.0 0.4 0.5
Victor Bailey Jr. 26 11.0 2.0 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.8
John Fulkerson 25 9.5 5.5 1.7 0.5 0.6 0.0
Yves Pons 25 8.9 5.4 0.8 0.7 1.9 0.7

Oregon State Betting Information

  • Oregon State has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 18-9-1.
  • For the fifth time this season, the Beavers are at least a 7.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-3 against the spread.
  • 17 of Oregon State’s 28 games (60.7%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Beavers defeated Colorado 70-68 and covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, while going over the 131.5 point total on Saturday in their most recent game. Maurice Calloo put up a team-high 15 points to propel them to the victory.

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

Oregon State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ethan Thompson 29 15.3 3.6 3.9 1.3 0.4 1.5
Jarod Lucas 29 12.9 2.1 1.2 0.7 0.0 2.3
Abdul Alatishe 29 9.9 8.5 1.7 1.2 1.4 0.0
Zach Reichle 29 7.6 3.1 2.9 0.7 0.1 1.1
Gianni Hunt 27 5.4 1.6 2.7 0.8 0.0 0.9

Total Facts

  • In Tennessee’s matchups this season, the Volunteers and their opponents have gone over Friday’s point total of 131.5 points 15 times (57.7% of opportunities).
  • In 69% of Oregon State’s games this season (20 of 29), the total points scored was greater than Friday’s 131.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 143.2 points per game, 11.7 points more than the total of 131.5 for this matchup.
  • The 131.5 points these two squads have combined to surrender on average this season is equal to the total in this contest.
  • On average, the Volunteers have seen a 135.7 over/under in their games this season, 4.2 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Beavers games have a total points bet of 139 points this season, 7.5 points more than the over/under for this game.

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