Tennessee Volunteers at Kansas Jayhawks Betting Prediction 01/25/20

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It will be a meeting between two superb defenses when the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (15-3) clash with the Tennessee Volunteers (12-6) at Allen Fieldhouse. The game can be seen on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Tennessee Volunteers at Kansas Jayhawks ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Jayhawks defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 81-60, while the Volunteers beat the Ole Miss Rebels 73-48.

Tennessee played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.408 (above their season average of 0.252) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.541 (above their season average of 0.482). For those same stats, Ole Miss was 0.079 and 0.341, respectively. Meanwhile, Kansas dominated every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.185 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 12.1 (better than their season average of 17.2). For those same stats, Kansas State was 0.103 and 19.1, respectively. Udoka Azubuike fueled Kansas with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Tennessee received a boost from John Fulkerson, who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Jayhawks won the lone game between these two teams last year, 87-81. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Kansas’ largest advantages. They made 34 trips to the line, while Tennessee went just 17 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This matchup pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Kansas currently ranks 22nd in offensive efficiency and Tennessee ranks 16th in defensive efficiency.

Tennessee Volunteers at Kansas Jayhawks Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Tennessee, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Kansas ranks 267th (26.3).
  • The Jayhawks rank 48th in rebounds per game (39.1) while the Volunteers rank 117th (36.7).
  • Kansas ranks 30th in blocks per game (4.7) while Tennessee ranks 64th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
  • The Jayhawks rank 35th in steals per game (8.3) while the Volunteers rank 168th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • Tennessee ranks 14th in assists allowed per game (9.7) while Kansas ranks 99th (11.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Jayhawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.6, down from 16.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Volunteers have scored an average of 65.4 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.4 points per game (1.6 below their season average).