Florida Atlantic vs Tennessee College Hoops Odds Preview

Posted by Kenny Bell on Tuesday,December 15, 2015 3:01, EST in

The NCAA basketball betting season is now well and truly underway, but there is still some business to attend to before teams get to the heart of the season and conference play. The Florida Atlantic Owls head to the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, December 16 on the SEC Network.

Owls vs Volunteers NCAA Basketball Betting Game Preview

The Tennessee Volunteers may have lost 3 games in a row, but they are still coming into this one as the favorite. If you fancy a little bit of a gamble, why not take a look at the spread. The OVER/UNDER is always a good bet, and you can get in on the action in this one.

Why bet the Florida Atlantic Owls

At just 2-6 on the season so far, the Florida Atlantic Owls most certainly do not represent a very good straight up bet opportunity. There are some reasons why you might want to consider them ATS, though, especially when you consider that their last 5 games against Southeastern opposition has seen them go 4-1 ATS. They are going to have to break out of a pretty poor 2-5 ATS slump in their last 7 games to make that happen, though, so you may want to tread a little carefully with this one. It is worth noting that that 2 times they have covered during that stretch was in games played on the road.

Why bet the Tennessee Volunteers

There are a number of good reasons to like the 4-4 Tennessee Volunteers. If you are one of those bettors who believe that teams play better on certain days of the week, then you will like the fact that the Volunteers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday night games. Better than that, though, is the record that the Volunteers have against teams with a win percentage of .400 or lower. Tennessee is 9-2-0 ATS in their last 11 games against teams sporting that record. The Volunteers are a perfect 3-0-0 ATS in games played in Knoxville this season.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Volunteers have only taken a single loss at home this season, losing 82-71 to Nebraska. The Owls are not really anywhere near the caliber of that Nebraska team, so it’s tough to see them taking down the Volunteers in their own building. A double digit win for Tennessee is my thinking.

Florida Atlantic Owls 64 Tennessee Volunteers 76