Florida vs. Tennessee NCAAB Odds and Preview – January 26th, 2022

By Rex

The Florida Gators look to get back on the win column this Wednesday as they travel to Knoxville to take on the No. 18 Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee are on a two-game win streak and have yet to lose a home game this season. Will the Gators be the first team to hand the Volunteers a loss at Thompson-Boling Arena, or will the Vols stay hot?

NitroBetting is ready to dish out some timely assists to our bettors all throughout the 2021-22 college basketball season. This time, let’s take a look at the intriguing matchup between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NCAAB odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions.

Florida vs. Tennessee Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, January 26, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: The Zone 1150 AM (Florida) / Eagle 98.1 FM (Tennessee)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Florida (TBA) / Tennessee (TBA)
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Why Bet on the Florida Gators?

After going on a three-game win streak, the Florida Gators fell back down to earth with their 70-54 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels Monday. Florida is now 3-4 in SEC play but still has plenty of time to right the ship.

The Gators shot just 38 percent from the field and made just four of their 29 three-point attempts (13.8 percent) against Ole Miss. Only big men Jason Jotoboh (12 points) and Anthony Duruji (11) managed to score in double digits out of Florida’s starting five. The team is now 0-4 in games this season wherein it scored under 60 points in a contest.

It’s clear that the Gators miss their standout forward Colin Castleton, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, respectively. Castleton suffered a rather serious injury last week and has missed the last two games, with a timetable of his return still up in the air. The 19-point win over Vanderbilt last Saturday without Castleton in the lineup is a promising sign, though.

Why Bet on the Tennessee Volunteers?

After their 12-point defeat to the LSU Tigers on January 9, the No. 18 Tennessee Volunteers got their revenge on the Tigers this past Saturday with a similarly impressive 64-50 home win. Tennessee is a perfect 10-0 at home this season and will host SEC rival Florida up next.

Junior guard Santiago Vescovi remains hot on offense, as he led his team in scoring for the fourth time in the last five games with his 16 points against LSU. Vescovi is averaging 14.5 points per game this far thanks in large part to the Volunteers’ ball rotation, as they ranked 24th in the nation with an average of 16.9 assists per contest.

But for as good as the Vols’ season has been going, they can still take their offense to a new level. Each of their last four wins saw them score no more than 68 points in each game and that might not cut it against the country’s more prolific offenses. Thankfully, the Gators have a similarly mediocre offense up ahead for Tennessee’s sound defense to shine once more.

Florida vs. Tennessee Betting Trends

  • The Gators are 1-4 in their last five road games (SU/ATS).
  • The Gators are just 1-6 in their last seven meetings against Tennessee since 2018 (SU/ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in five of those seven most recent Florida-Tennessee matchups.
  • As mentioned earlier, the Volunteers are currently 10-0 at home this season (7-3 ATS).
  • The Vols are also 7-0 in its last seven games as favorites to win (6-1 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in six of Tennessee’s last seven homestands.

Florida vs. Tennessee Expert Betting Prediction

There’s no question that the Volunteers have better momentum and form of late compared to the Gators. Then again, Florida has done relatively well despite not having its best player on the court for the past two games. In turn, the Gators might just have enough punch to possibly cover the spread as road dogs against the offensively-deficient Vols.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.