Arizona vs Tennessee Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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Two streaking squads hit the court when the Arizona Wildcats (9-1) host the Tennessee Volunteers (9-1) on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10:30 PM ET. The Wildcats are putting their three-game winning streak on the line versus the Volunteers, victors in eight in a row.

Saturday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Volunteers features the Wildcats as modest 3.5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 150.5.

Arizona vs. Tennessee Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Tennessee

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Tennessee Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -178 odds to pick up the win, while Tennessee is listed at +151 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 150.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Tennessee Betting Trends

Against the spread, Arizona is 4-6-0 this season. The Wildcats have been victorious in nine of the 10 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Arizona’s games this year have gone over the total in six out of 10 opportunities (60%).

Against the spread, Tennessee is 6-4-0 this season. The Volunteers have not played as the moneyline underdog yet this season. Tennessee has hit the over 30% of the time this season (three of 10 games with a set point total).

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Arizona vs. Tennessee Key Players to Watch

Arizona

Azuolas Tubelis paces the Wildcats at 20.2 points per game, while also averaging 2.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds. Oumar Ballo is tops on the Wildcats at 9.4 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.6 assists and 18.1 points. Kerr Kriisa leads the Wildcats at 6.9 assists per game, while also posting 3.3 rebounds and 11.6 points. He is sixth in the nation in assists. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.2 points, 5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

Tennessee

Julian Phillips paces the Volunteers in scoring (11.6 points per game) and rebounding (6.1), and puts up 2 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Zakai Zeigler paces the Volunteers in assists (3.6 per game), and averages 10.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. He also puts up 2.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Volunteers receive 10.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Olivier Nkamhoua. The Volunteers receive 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game from Santiago Vescovi.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats own a top-25 offense this season, ranking best in college basketball with 92 points per game. On defense, they rank 328th with 75.7 points allowed per contest. Arizona is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 39 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 106th with 29.6 rebounds allowed per contest.

Arizona is draining 8.3 three-pointers per game (114th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 39.3% shooting percentage (28th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats are giving up 8.7 three-pointers per game (318th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 34.3% (241st-ranked) from three-point land.

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What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers

The Volunteers are 155th in college basketball in points scored (74 per game) and second-best in points conceded (51.4). In 2022-23, Tennessee is 11th-best in the nation in rebounds (38.7 per game) and 111th in rebounds allowed (29.7).

At 8.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.4% from beyond the arc, Tennessee is 114th and 247th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23 the Volunteers are second-best in the country in 3-pointers conceded (4.4 per game) and best in defensive 3-point percentage (20.2%).

Arizona vs. Tennessee Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we predict that Tennessee will cover the spread (Arizona -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Tennessee

You can bet on Arizona vs. Tennessee at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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