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College Basketball Betting Pick & Prediction: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Texas Longhorns - January 28, 2023

January 28, 2023

In what might be the game of the weekend, 10th-ranked Texas battles 4th-ranked Tennessee Saturday in a matinee affair inside the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. They jump it up at 6pm and the Vols enter this clash as an eight-point favorite. Both teams come in with brilliant records of 17-3. Texas Longhorns Betting PreviewThe Longhorns (17-3) have won two straight and five of six overall as they have raced out to a very impressive 17-3 mark and they currently sit in 1st place in the Big 12.They are led on offense by senior guard Marcus Carr, who leads all players in scoring with close to 17 points per game and he also hauls down around three rebounds per contest to go along with 4.3 assists per game. He is the team's most versatile player and one of the best scorers, but he also gets some help out from his teammate forward Timmy Allen who chips in with ten points per game. The last time the Longhorns stepped out on the floor they defeated Oklahoma State, 89-75, for their second straight win after losing to 12th-ranked Iowa State, 78-67. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc and 48.3 % from the floor overall. They need to improve on their long range shooting if they really would like to be considered a team that can make a deep run come March. Tennessee Vols Betting PreviewThe Vols (17-3) have ripped off three straight wins and five of eight overall as they have seen their record balloon to 17-3. They have a ton of depth and a solid bench which seems to always contribute to wins. On offense, they are led by guard Santaigo Vescovi, who averages around 12.1 points per game but as a whole the Vols, also have three other players all average ten points per game on a nightly basis, which speaks to their depth. They shot 44% from the floor, including 34% from beyond the arc and they have gotten better of late at the free throw line. They knock down 73% from the free throw line. They need to get a solid game out of their guard play and they will look to get the ball into their primary playmakers hands and that is Vescovi. Look for him to get into the mix early and also push the pace and the tempo of the game. They would love to put the Longhorns on their heels early in this contest and see if they start to tighten up. Game Odds, Series Trends and Free PickThe Vols are 4-1 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the number and 4-3 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in three of their last five games and six of their last 13 games at home. Texas is 4-1 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread and 2-2 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three of their last five games and nine of their last 16 games at home.Persian Pick: Texas + 8