College Basketball Betting Tip of the Day - Marquette vs Tennessee - 12-18-08

Dec 18, 2008 9:43 PM

by GT Staff |

College basketball

6:30 p.m. PT in Nashville

Marquette vs Tennessee

The second half of the Tennessee Two-Step in college hoops involving Vanderbilt and the Volunteers. Following the Vandy-South Florida tilt, it is Tennessee-Marquette tipping off in an SEC-Big East double dip. The Vols have only played three true home games in eight previous starts and come off a disappointing 16-point loss to Temple in Philadelphia. The Vols are 6-2 overall and 3-2 against the number with the other setback a 9-point defeat to unbeaten Gonzaga.

Marquette is 8-1 overall, but 2-3 against the number and has failed to cover a spread in the last three board matchups. The Golden Eagles have had a soft schedule to this point with their only major results a 3-point win over Wisconsin and a 14-point upset loss to Dayton as a 9½-point chalk. Tennessee does own a 12-point win over Georgetown and will have a decided edge in fan support. TENNESSEE.