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Tennessee vs. Florida odds, line, time: 2024 college basketball picks, Jan. 16 predictions by proven model

The No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers (12-4) host the Florida Gators (11-5) in an SEC showdown on Tuesday evening. Tennessee has won eight of its last nine games. On Saturday, the Volunteers defeated Georgia 85-79 after overcoming a late 11-point deficit. Meanwhile. Florida snapped its two-game losing streak, beating Arkansas 90-68 on Jan. 13.

Tipoff from Knoxville, Tenn., is set for 5 p.m. ET, two hours earlier than the original tip time due to winter weather concerns. The Volunteers are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Florida vs. Tennessee odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 159.5. Before making any Tennessee vs. Florida picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 11 of the 2023-24 season on a 110-73 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 15-5 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Tennessee vs. Florida. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Now here are the latest betting trends and lines for Florida vs. Tennessee:

  • Tennessee vs. Florida spread: Volunteers -9.5
  • Tennessee vs. Florida over/under: 159.5 points
  • Tennessee vs. Florida money line: Volunteers -489, Gators +369
  • FLA: Florida has hit the game total Over in 21 of its last 32 games
  • TENN: Tennessee has hit the 1H money line in 24 of its last 34 games
  • Tennessee vs. Florida picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Tennessee can cover

Tennessee is one of the most balanced teams in the SEC. Heading into this matchup, the Volunteers rank fifth in the conference in scoring (78.7), tied for fourth in rebounds (39.7) and third in assists (17.1). Senior guard Dalton Knecht has been a consistent contributor in the backcourt. Knecht has a smooth jumper that allows him to space the floor with ease.

The Northern Colorado transfer is fifth in the SEC in points per game (17.2) with 4.2 rebounds and knocks down 39% of his 3-pointers. He has dropped at least 28 points in two consecutive games for the Volunteers. On Jan. 13 against Georgia, Knecht finished with 36 points, four rebounds and went 5-of-8 from downtown. Additionally, this was his second game of the season with 30-plus points. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why Florida can cover

Junior guard Walter Clayton Jr. has been the focal point of the Gators offense. Clayton Jr. has a strong combination of speed and strength to absorb contact around the rim. He leads the team in points (15.9) with 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. In the Jan. 10 loss to Ole Miss, Clayton Jr. notched 23 points and five boards.

Senior guard Zyon Pullin generates offense in a multitude of ways. Pullin owns a sweet jumper with solid court awareness as a facilitator. The California native leads the team in assists (5) with 15.2 points and shoots 43% from downtown. Pullin dropped 15 points, four rebounds and eight assists in the win over Arkansas. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Florida vs. Tennessee picks

The model has simulated this matchup 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Tennessee vs. Florida, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is on a 110-73 roll on its top-ranked college basketball picks, and find out.

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