College Gameday will be in Knoxville for this epic Top 10 matchup, so you’ll definitely want to tune in, especially if you like defensive-minded basketball. The Volunteers are the best defensive unit in the country and also rank fifth in offensive rebound percentage (38.3%), but they are arguably a weaker offensive team than the Longhorns who average 80+ PPG.  Texas will have a tall task to replicate that tremendous shooting performance from the Oklahoma State game where they hit over 50% from the field and 61% from downtown. We’re leaning toward Tennessee to win straight up because of the home-court advantage, but nevertheless, this should be an incredibly tight battle down the stretch, so covering a 7-point spread might be a tall order for the Vols.  Expect the Longhorns to keep this game close and cover the +7 spread at BetUS.

Prediction: Texas Longhorns +7

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