The Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-2) and No. 13 Tennessee Volunteers (4-1) play in a nonconference battle on Tuesday night. Both teams head into matchup on win streaks. Presbyterian has won three straight games, while Tennessee has won two in a row. The Blue Hose beat Central Arkansas 75-66 on Friday. Tennessee is looking to improve to 4-0 at home.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Knoxville, Tenn. The latest Tennessee vs. Presbyterian odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Vols as 24.5-point favorites. The over-under for total points is set at 131.5. Before locking in any Presbyterian vs. Tennessee picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Tennessee vs. Presbyterian spread: Tennessee -24.5
- Tennessee vs. Presbyterian over-under: 131.5 points
- Tennessee vs. Presbyterian money line: Presbyterian +1500, Tennessee -4500
- TENN: Over is 4-0 in Volunteers last four games as a favorite
- PRES: Blue Hose are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games overall
Why Tennessee can cover
Junior guard Santiago Vescovi is averaging a team-high 16 points, 6.2 boards, and 2.2 steals per game. Vescovi has scored in double figures in four of the five games played. The native of Uruguay has also recorded at least two steals in four straight games. Freshman guard Kennedy Chandler, a top NBA prospect, is averaging 14.2 points with a team-high 4.8 assists per game.
Chandler scored a season-high 20 points against UT Martin. He shot 7 of 10 from the field and a perfect 4 of 4 from 3-point range. Junior forward Olivier Nkamhoua is averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 boards per game. Nkamhoua opened the season with a double-double against UT Martin. He logged 11 points with 14 boards. In the following game against ETSU, Nkamhoua scored a season-high 23 points with eight rebounds. This trio for Tennessee will look to continue the solid start to the season.
Why Presbyterian can cover
Sophomore guard Rayshon Harrison is averaging a team-high 21.3 points per game, while coming down with 5.4 rebounds. Harrison has scored in double digits in all seven games thus far. The South Carolina native scored a team-high 28 points in the victory against Central Arkansas. Harrison shot 8 of 19 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3-point range. He scored a season-high 32 points against VMI, while snagging seven rebounds and dishing out four assists.
Senior forward Winston Hill is averaging 9.6 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game. Hill recorded back-to-back double-doubles against VMI and The Citadel. Against the Keydets, he scored a season-high 22 points with 12 rebounds. He followed up that performance with another solid game against The Citadel. Hill logged 11 points with 13 rebounds.
How to make Presbyterian vs. Tennessee picks
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