South Carolina Upstate to Tennessee odds, selection and prediction

The South Carolina Upstate Spartans (0-7) visit no. 8 Tennessee Volunteers (5-0) Wednesday for a tip of 17 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Below we analyze the odds and lines for USC Upstate-Tennessee college basketball betting with choices and predictions.

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South Carolina Upstate in Tennessee: Betting odds, spreads and lines

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Money line: No money line was noted at the time of publication, probably because the spread is so large.
Towards the spread / ATS: USC Upstate +31.5 (+115) | Tennessee -31.5 (-140)
Over below: 143 (O: -110 | U: -110)

South Carolina Upstate in Tennessee: Three Things to Know

It has been a tough sledge for USC Upstate, as the Spartans have lost each of their seven games, including Division II member Southern Wesleyan. The team has been a bit of a rudderless ship as head coach Dave Dickerson resigned due to family health issues due to COVID-19. Assistant Stacey Palmore has served as interim head coach with Dickerson meeting the team only virtually. USC Upstate averages 70.4 PPGs, ranking 215th in the country, and it allows 86.7 PPGs to check in 323th in the country. The Spartans also allow the opposition to strike a 49.8% cut from the field, also 323rd in the country. Tennessee beat around St. Joseph with 102-66 and won and covered for the fifth time in as many matches. Vols is ranked number two in the country with only 51.2 PPG allowed, and a 34.3 field goal percentage on defense, ranking fourth in the nation.

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South Carolina Upstate in Tennessee: Odds, betting lines, predictions and selections


Tennessee 93, USC Upstate 55

Money line (ML)

No money line is specified. It would still not be worth pushing.

Against the spread (ATS)

TENNESSEE -31.5 (-140) rolled another unprofitable team in St. Joe last time and hit three figures in attack for the second straight outing. The Vols averaged 102.5 PPG in the last two games, while only allowing 57.5 PPG. Tennessee has 5-0 SU / ATS so far, covering three times as a favorite with 19 or more points.

Over / Under (O / U)

The OVER 143 (-110) is lean, as the Tennessee offense has been on a roll lately, and is almost as effective as its lockdown defense. The volunteers will get tougher tests when they start conference games, but at the moment they are cutting down the competition and making big numbers in games that are not even close.

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