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Jimmy V Classic Tennessee vs. Texas Tech line, picks: College basketball odds and predictions for Tuesday's matchup from proven computer model

SportsLine's projection model has generated its selections for Tuesday's 2021 Jimmy V Classic opener at Madison Square Garden
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It's a matchup of 6-1 teams in the first game of the 2021 Jimmy V Classic when the 13th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (6-1) face the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff in New York City is set for 7 p.m. ET, and Syracuse and Villanova face off in the nightcap at 9:30.

The Volunteers are the 3.5-point favorites in the latest Tennessee vs. Texas Tech college basketball odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the Over-Under is set at 137.5. Before making any Texas Tech vs. Tennessee picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model has factored in that the Vols are scoring 80 points while allowing just 62 while also ranking eight in assists per game. Guard Kennedy Chandler scored 27 points in a 69-54 win against Colorado on Saturday and leads the team at 16.1 points and 4.7 assists. Santiago Vescovi scores 15.1 points and hits 38.9 percent from 3-point range after hitting all three of his attempts Saturday. The Vols also average 10.3 steals per contest.       

The simulations also have considered that the Red Raiders has lost just one game by four points, a 72-68 setback to Providence last Wednesday. TTU got a boost when Terrence Shannon returned after clearing up his eligibility issues. The guard is averaging 16.5 points and has hit 11 of 25 3-point attempts. Five Red Raiders players score in double figures, with Kevin McCullar and Bryson Williams combining for 27.2 points and  11.4 rebounds.       

The model has scrutinized Tuesday's Texas Tech vs. Tennessee matchup from every angle and revealed its selections. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

Who wins the Texas Tech vs. Tennessee vs. Texas Tech matchup on Tuesday? And which side of the spread hits 60 percent of the time? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Texas Tech vs. Tennessee spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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