Tennessee vs. Oregon State Betting Guide: Odds, Analysis & Pick
The Tennessee Volunteers are in the unenviable position of being a No. 5 seed against a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament. This particular first-round matchup always seems to foster upsets. Nevertheless, the Vols are looking to take care of business against the Oregon State Beavers.
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Let’s take a deep dive into this Tennessee vs. Oregon State betting pick in our Saturday Down South preview, complete with odds, analysis, predictions and everything else you need to know.
First, a look at some key things to know about this matchup:
- The Volunteers are an eight-point favorite against the Beavers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- The game total is set at 130 points.
- Tennessee is 0-6 ATS when favored between 7.5 and 9.5 points.
- Oregon State is 10-3 ATS when playing away from home this year.
- The Beavers won the Pac-12 Championship to snag an automatic bid.
Tennessee vs. Oregon State Odds
|Oregon State Beavers||+320||+8 (-110)||130.0 (-110)|
|Tennessee Volunteers||-400||-8 (-110)||130.0 (-110)|
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Who Is The Public Betting On?
All public betting consensus provided by DraftKings Sportsbook:
|Friday, March 19, 2021|
|Teams||Point Spread||% Handle||% Bets||Total Points||% Handle||% Bets||Moneyline||% Handle||% Bets|
|#12 Oregon State||+7.5||87%||72%||O 133||13%||55%||+275||53%||31%|
|#5 Tennessee||-7.5||13%||28%||U 133||87%||45%||-335||47%||69%|
Game Preview For Friday’s Game
The 5 vs. 12 matchup is always one that grabs the attention of college basketball fans. For whatever reason, a No. 12 seed or two always seem to find a way to pull an upset in the first round. Tennessee is trying to avoid that pattern.
The Volunteers possess a deep roster and head coach Rick Barnes is not afraid to play a ton of guys. Their fast, up-tempo style of play means that they need to have fresh bodies on the court. Unfortunately for Tennessee bettors, John Fulkerson’s status for Friday’s game is still up in the air. He caught a vicious elbow from a Florida player in the SEC Tournament and is listed as day-to-day.
Without their senior big man, the Vols would be forced to go smaller against the Beavers. Tennessee could have problems with Oregon State inside. Warith Alatish is a load inside. Alatish transferred to Oregon State from Nicholls State and is averaging 9.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game for the Beavers.
Slowing down Alatish inside is going to be a major key for the Volunteers as they enter Friday’s game. The Beavers are one of the hottest teams in the country right now and this game is setting up to be a dogfight.
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Tennessee & Oregon State NCAA Tournament Futures Odds
Tennessee is sitting in a good spot as a No. 5 seed entering the NCAA Tournament. They could potentially play No. 4 Oklahoma State in the second round, but that’s a winnable game.
Here are some of the best futures odds on Tennessee and Oregon State courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook:
To Win The Championship:
Oregon State +18000
To Make The Final Four:
Oregon State +9000
Tennessee To Make The Elite Eight:
Tennessee To Make The Sweet 16:
Tennessee vs. Oregon State Prediction
Tennessee has been the better team all season long, but they are running into a hot Oregon State squad.
The Volunteers have the upper hand in this game in terms of talent. However, we expect Oregon State to keep this one close and cover the spread. Take the Beavers getting the points.
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee wins 69-64
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