In a First Round NCAA Tournament game, the (4) Tennessee Volunteers will face off with the (13) Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the East Region. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, March Madness expert picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Tennessee vs Louisiana prediction.
Tennessee vs Louisiana Prediction and March Madness Expert Picks
2023 NCAA Tournament
No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers (23-10) vs. No. 13 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (26-7)
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2022
Time: 9:40 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center — Orlando, FL
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Tennessee vs Louisiana March Madness Betting Odds
All college basketball betting odds for Tennessee vs Louisiana can be found at BetUS Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TENN: (+400) | UL: (-574)
Point Spread: TENN: -10.5 (-110) | UL: +10.5 (-110)
Total: 136.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
KenPom Rankings | Bracketology
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
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Tennessee vs Louisiana College Basketball Betting Trends
- Tennessee is 17-16 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- Louisiana is 16-13-1 ATS this season.
- The UNDER is 4-1 in Louisiana’s last five games
- The UNDER is 19-14 for Tennessee this season.
- The OVER is 17-12-1 for Oral Roberts this season.
Tennessee vs Louisiana Prediction | March Madness Expert Picks
After coming out of the gates strong, Tennessee limped across the finish line. The Volunteers won just five of their last 12 games, including a loss to Missouri in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament. While the defense of the Volunteers hasn’t been perfect, it’s often been the offense that has let them down.
Louisiana has been extremely consistent for most of the season. While they have had a three-game losing streak, and a small hitch where they lost three of four, they have been near-perfect outside of that. Louisiana’s offense puts up over 78 points per game this season. Forward Jordan Brown leads the way averaging over 19 points per game but Louisiana will need other players to step up as Tennessee will likely key in on him defensively.
For as bad as Tennessee has been down the stretch, they are clearly the better team. Their strength is their depth as they have four players averaging double-digit points. If Tennessee can just slow Jordan Brown, that’ll likely be good enough to get the win. With so many big bodies they are able to put on him, Tennessee should be able to keep the Ragin’ Cajuns in check. With that in mind, it’s hard to see Tennessee’s struggling offense helping them win by double digits.
Our college basketball betting Tennessee vs Louisiana prediction tonight will be Louisiana covers the spread at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Tennessee a 94.6% chance to win
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